Ingredients For the Pasties 400 g pumpkin -peeled and cut into 1 cm pieces
1 tbsp olive oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 - 3 sheets puff pastry, cut into about 17 cms square
50 g marinated feta cheese
1 tbsp oregano leaves, chopped
1 tbsp pine nuts
1 small egg yolk
Bit of milk
½ tbsp sesame seeds
For the choy sum Bunch of choy sum
1 tbsp oil
1½ tsp ginger
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 tsp coconut sugar
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp soy sauce
½ tbsp lemon juice
Method For the pasties
Preheat the oven to 210°/190° fan forced.
Put the pieces of cut pumpkin on a baking tray lined with baking paper and mix with the olive oil, garlic and some salt and pepper.
Bake in the oven for about 40 minutes or until cooked and golden in colour.
Take out of the oven and let it cool.
Divide these pumpkin pieces and put on the middle of the pastry squares (I made some of mine slightly smaller and could not fit enough filling in).
Top with the feta, oregano, and pine nuts.
Drizzle with a bit of the feta marinating oil, and bring two of the diagonally opposite corners together and pinch in the centre above the filling.
Bring the other two diagonally opposite corner together and pinch to seal along the edges. The base will be square and the top should form a pyramid.
Twist the top to seal where all the corners have met.
Mix the egg yolk and a bit of milk and whisk with a fork.
Put the pasties on a greased, or lined baking tray and brush with the egg wash.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds and a bit of sea salt (optional) and bake for about 15 minutes or until they are a golden colour.
For the choy sum
Any of the similar Asian vegetables would do for this part of the recipe.
Trim the white ends and slice in half (optional).
Steam for a few minutes or until it is just starting to wilt and put on the serving plates.
Heat a small saucepan and add the oil and ginger and garlic, and stir fry for a minute.
Add the sugar, sesame oil, soy sauce and lemon juice, and heat until it is hot.
Pour over the choy sum - season to taste and garnish with the sesame seeds (optional).