Debbs Vegan Steak Bake!

Updated: Jan 4, 2020

Fake Vegan Steak Bake

Inspired by the recent Greggs Vegan Steak Bake frenzy, I thought I'd have a go at making my own. Wasn't too tough a challenge - I have already used a fake steak mix in my Fake and Kidme Pudding recipe, and had no intention of making my own puff pastry, so enlisted the help of Jus-Rol from the freezer section of Morrisons!

This recipe makes 6 bakes at the princely sum of well below £2 in total, so well worth the minimal effort involved. Don't fear the marmite, it just gives a nice beefy flavour and isn't distinguishable. I used the dried soy chunks from Holland and Barratt. I have also used the bigger chunks available from the Asian food chunks in my cooking, but they can be quite a bit bigger and need downsizing when they are softer


500g defrosted puff pastry

1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped

1 tbsp dairy free butter, I used Flora

525g boiling water

3tbsps original red tub Bisto gravy granules

1/2 tsp marmite

1 pinch dried thyme

1/2 tsp mushroom ketchup or vegan worcestershire sauce

Few drops of gravy browning

65g dried soy chunks

Freshly ground pepper and salt to taste

50ml soy milk to seal and glaze


Melt the butter in a pan and add the onion and cook for 5 minutes until soft and starting to brown

Mix the boiling water into the gravy granules and stir until smooth. Add all the other filling ingredients and mix well. Stir the soy chunks in and leave for at least 45 minutes for the liquid to soften the soy

Sift through the soy mix once soft, and cut any larger chunks into smaller pieces

Preheat the oven to 200C and line 2 baking sheets with greaseproof paper

On a floured surface, cut the block of pastry in half and roll each piece into a strip, the equivalent size and shape of 6 steak bakes, side by side in a row. Cut each strip in half, and then each half into 3 equal pieces to give a total of 12 equal sized, and shaped rectangles

Divide the soy mix equally onto 6 of the rectangles, leaving a clear 1cm border around the edge, and brush the bare pastry with soy milk

Place the other 6 rectangles on the top of the ones with the soy mix on, and using a combination of pulling the bottom piece up and the top piece down, squeeze together to form a complete seal around the edge. Cut 3 diagonal slashes across the top of each piece, glaze with soy, and place on the baking sheets

Bake for 35-40 minutes, depending on your oven. The bakes should be golden brown and crispy



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