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♥ Smoked Paprika Sausage

I was in two minds whether to blog about these or not. It was very hard to get a photo that didn’t look like…. Well…. Use your imagination.

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Tastes more appetising than it looks….

However, these sausages taste a lot better than they look! And the skin makes them extra fun to make.

And, they contain both tempeh and seitan! That makes them vegan level 8 – right?!

Spanish Style Sausage recipe

Ingredients:

Dry-

  • 2 x tsp onion granules
  • 2 x tsp garlic granules
  • 1 x tsp sage
  • 1 x tsp thyme
  • 3 x tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 x tsp salt
  • 1 x tsp cumin
  • 1 x cup wheat gluten

 Wet-

  • ½ x tbsp. soya lecithin (optional but improves the texture)
  • ½ x tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 x tbsp. port
  • 1 x jar tempeh (230 g)

Skin –

  • 2 x rice paper sheets
  • 1 ½ x tbsp. liquid aminos (or soya sauce)
  • 1 x tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ x tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 x tbsp. boiling water

Method:

  • Put the dry ingredients in a food processor and give them a good mix.
  • Add the wet ingredients and whizz until a dough starts to form.
  • Take the dough out of the food processor and give it a good knead for 8 mins.
  • Roll out into 2 x sausage shaped and wrap up each one in Clingfilm.
  • Pop into a steamer and cook on a medium heat for 45 mins.
  • Take out of the steamer and allow to cool before removing the Clingfilm.
  • Make a marinade for the skin by mixing all of the ingredients apart from the rice paper.
  • One at a time, soak the rice paper sheets in the marinade until beginning to soften.
  • Roll up each sausage in one rice paper sheet.
  • Heat up a frying pan with a little oil and add the sausages. Fry on each side until browned.

I sliced up each sausage and added to a spicy tomato sauce to make a tasty Patatas Bravas <3

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Topped off with homemade vegan cheese <3

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♥ Tattie scones – vegan style!

It was mine and the hubby’s 1 year wedding anniversary the other weekend and we went to Dundee to celebrate.

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The hotel did a fabulous job of catering for me, however I couldn’t help but feeling a little sad that I couldn’t have the tatty scones with my breakfast as they’re normally made with butter.

Sooooo, I whipped up a batch of vegan friendly ones once I got back home. And it would be rude of me not to share the tastiness!

(For those of you who are unfamiliar with the tattie scone, they are a Scottish delicacy and very delicious)

Tattie scone recipe (makes 8 triangles):

Ingredients:

  • 300 g x  potatoes (the more floury the variety the better)
  • 25 g x  vegan friendly marg plus extra for frying (I used vitalite)
  • 75 g x  white flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

  1. Boil the potatoes in the skins until soft all the way through.
  2. Drain and leave until cool enough to handle. Peel the skins.
  3. Mash in a bowl with the marg. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. When smooth stir in the flour until a dough is formed (you might need to use your hands towards the end).
  5. Roll the dough out until about half a centimeter thick. If you’re cooking to impress you can neaten things up by placing a plate on top of the dough and cutting around the perimeter.
  6. Add some marg to a frying pan and when melted and bubbling carefully add the raw tattie scone.
  7. Fry both sides until golden brown.

  • Cut into triangles and serve with lots more marg, as a side, as part of a fried brekkie or even with jam if you fancy it.

Easy peasey and ridiculously delish!

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