Vegan Shortcrust Dark Chocolate Pasties, incredibly quick and easy teatime treat, ideal for sharing.

Now that I have perfected my shortbread recipe to how I like it, I’m going to start experimenting with fillings to see what weekend desserts I can come up with and this weekend I’ve started with the very basics… dark chocolate, I had a little left over from the Brandy Balls recipe, so thought I would use it up.

This turned out just lovely and I am so chuffed with the pastry as well, it would be perfect for other sweet pies and crusts, so it’s a keeper!

Shortcrust Chocolate Pasties

Makes 6 pasties


½ cup of vegan margarine

3 tbsp light brown sugar

1 cup whole wheat flour

½ teaspoon vanilla sugar (or ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract)

12 small squares of your favourite vegan chocolate


Icing drizzle


½ cup powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp water




1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees celcius

2. In a large bowl, mix together the margarine and sugar until combined, then add the flour and vanilla and mix together until a dough forms.

3. On a piece of baking parchment, roll out your dough to about 3mm thickness and using a bowl, or large cookie cutter approx. 4” wide, cut out 6 rounds of your dough, you may need to do this in stages, I got 4, then rerolled the remnants of dough and got another 2.

4. Place 2 squares of your dark chocolate just off centre in each round and fold the dough in half, pressing the corners down with a fork to close.

5. Bake in the oven for 10 – 15 minutes until the pastry is golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

6. In a small bowl, combine the icing sugar, vanilla and water until you have a smooth white paste, and using a teaspoon drizzle the icing over each pastie.



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