UK: Vegetable pastry case (savoury vol-au-vent) (en inglés)

Another English recipe, Vegetable pastry case (savoury vol-au-vent), by Celia Margaret Wallhead, professor of the Department of English and German. This is the third recipe she has sent to us and we know she is a great cook, so we strongly recommend you to take a look at this one… Enjoy!



  1. 1 lb puff pastry.
  2. 1 egg yolk.
  3. 2 onions.
  4. 2 cloves garlic.
  5. 8 oz mushrooms.
  6.  2 tablespoons butter.
  7. 2 tablespoons flour.
  8.  ¼ cup cream.
  9. 2 tablespoons finely chopped almonds.
  10.  4 tomatoes.
  11. 1 cup frozen peas.
  12. Salt & pepper.


  1. Roll out pastry to half thickness.
  2. Cut round 8-inch pot lid and cut smaller circle in middle not quite through.
  3. Mark with criss-cross pattern, brush top with beaten egg yolk.
  4. Put on wetted baking tray and bake at 450ºF for 25 mins.
  5. When cooked, scrape out lid and fill shell.
  6. Peel and slice onions, crush garlic, slice mushrooms.
  7. Fry in butter, add cream, almonds and peas.
  8. Simmer gently for 5 mins, then fill case.
  9. Serve hot with salad.

Author: Celia Margaret Wallhead Salway

Editor and image: E.R.S.


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