Prior to transitioning to a fully plant based lifestyle, on of the hardest things to give up was Jamaican patties and coco bread. We thought that we were safe by deciding to just consume the vegetable and callaloo patties. After a little bit of research, we found out the depressing truth. Although the callaloo and vegetable patties fillings are most likely 100% plant based, the crust that surrounds the filling may not be. Many vegetable patties contain some form of animal product, whether it be from the poultry industry (eggs) or the dairy industry (butter). The problem with this is that many vegans consume these and many other foods without knowing. Early in our plant based journey we found this out and it was devastating. However, it was also a blessing because it left us with a choice to make. Either we just turn a blind eye to these concerns and follow the "Don't ask, don't tell" basis. This is where people think that a food is plant based because the name contains a fruit or vegetable. Or we start making our own food. As you can tell, we chose to do the ladder. Here is our curried chickpea patties recipe:
3 Cups spelt flour (May require more) 2 Tbsp date sugar or coconut sugar 1 Tsp turmeric 2 Tbsp vegan butter 1 Tbsp sea moss gel 1 Tbsp coconut oil 1 Cup ice water (may not use all) 1 Flax egg (1 Tbsp ground flax seeds & 1 1/2 Tbsp water mixed well)
Mix spelt our, sea salt, and turmeric together and sift our through a ne mesh strainer. The coconut sugar and sea salt may take longer to sift. It is recommended to use a wooden spoon for this process. Combine butter, sea moss gel, coconut oil, and ax egg.
Place contents in blender and blend on low speed.
Add blender contents to our and mix thoroughly.
While mixing, add a tea spoon at a time of ice water until dough forms.
Cut dough into 8 pieces.
Add our to surface and to roller.
Roll out 1 of the 8 pieces.
Place curried chickpeas on one side of the crust and fold the other side over.
Use the end of your fork and press along the edge of the pastry to seal it.
Repeat this process.
Place patties on baking tray and set oven to 300 degrees. Cook for 25-30 minutes.
Allow to cool and serve.