Ever since I lived in Gainesville Florida, I have yet to find a tasty homemade vegan Jamaican veggie patty. The Reggae Shack was my favorite restaurant in Gainesville and this recipe is a nod to, but not quite the traditional Jamaican veggie patty.
Jerk Veggie Patties with Jackfruit
Jerk Veggie Patty Dough Recipe
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
1/4 cup safflower oil
3 tablespoons ice water
1 teaspoon dried Jerk seasoning mixed with 1/3 recipe for Jackfruit Pot Pie (any type of cooked veggies spiced with Jerk will work.)
Mix flours and spices in a large bowl.
Add oil and mix well. Add the ice water one tablespoons at a time until dough comes together.
Wrap dough in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Cut the dough ball in half and cut those 2 pieces in half so you have 4 even pieces.
Roll the portioned dough into smooth balls.
Rolling out the dough can be quick and easy! You need is a rolling pin (you actually could use a round glass or metal bottle to roll with), and one 2 foot long piece of plastic wrap (you could use waxed paper instead of plastic wrap).
Take the plastic wrap or waxed paper and fold it in half. Center the ball of dough inbetween the folded wrap or paper. This will keep your rolling pin cleaner and make it easier to handle the dough. Gently roll out the dough with it staying under the wrap, turning the dough and gently rolling until the dough reaches about 6 inches in diameter.
Peel back the top layer of the plastic wrap. Place 2 heaping tablespoons of the filling in the middle of the dough.
Fold the dough over, press out all the air and seal the dough closed with finger and a fork.
Place on an un-greased baking pan and bake at 400° for 25 to 35 minutes. Cool on a rack and refridgerate after it cools down, Re-heat in the oven or toaster oven. They even taste great cold.