Just in time for the festive period, Moving Mountains have created some delicious new plant-based festive recipes using some of their signature meat-alternatives. Here’s our top three Moving Mountains recipes, ideal for your upcoming Christmas party.
Moving Mountains® Winter Meatball Parcels
Prep Time: 15 mins, Cooking Time: 40 mins, Makes 10 parcels
- 10 Moving Mountains Meatballs
- 4 top sundried tomato paste
- 1 tsp orange marmalade
- 1 tsp cider vinegar
- 1 sprig of rosemary, leaves picked and finely chopped
- I tbsp maple syrup
- 1 puff pastry sheet
- 20g vegan parmesan, grated
- Start by preheating the oven to 180°C. Cook the Moving Mountains Meatballs following the on-pack instructions. Once cooked, take the tray out and put the oven heat up to 200 0.
- Make the tomato filling. Add the tomato paste, orange marmalade, and cider vinegar to a small bowl and mix well. In another bowl, combine the maple syrup and chopped rosemary.
- Roll the pastry out and out it into 10 equal size rectangles. Make the parcels one by one. Take one piece of pastry and spread a teaspoon of the tomato filling over it. Add a meatball and wrap the pastry around it twisting the ends in opposite directions. Line the candy parcels on a baking tray and brush each one with the rosemary maple glaze. Sprinkle the parmesan over the pastries and bake for 20 – 25 minutes, until the pastry is golden brown.
Moving Mountains ® Festive Mini Pizzas
Prep Time: 10 mins, Cooking Time: 30 mins
- 1 Moving Mountain Sausage
- 1 Moving Mountain Hot Dog
- 50g Moving Mountain Mince
- 100g vegan cheese, grated
- 250g ready-made pizza dough, defrosted (or try to make your ownl)
- For the sauce:
- 200g passata or chopped tomatoes
- 1 garlic clove
- Olive oil
- To serve:
- Fresh basil leaves
- Coarse black pepper
- Start by cooking the sausages, hot dog, and mince – follow the instructions on the packaging. You can use different Moving Mountains products – this is just our recommendation!
- Preheat the oven to 230*C. Then prepare the sauce. Put the tomatoes, garlic clove and a generous splash of olive oil in a food processor or a blender Process until smooth and season with salt and black pepper.
- Roll the dough out to a 1 om thick disc. Using gingerbread cutters (large size), cut out your Christmas -themed shapes and transfer onto a large baking tray lined with baking parchment. Spread a tablespoon or two of the sauce on each mini-pizza and top with Moving Mountain sausages, hot dogs, or mince, Sprinkle the cheese over the top.
- Bake for 15 minutes, until the edges have browned, and the cheese is nicely melted.
- Serve with fresh basil leaves and coarse black pepper.
Moving Mountains® Pull Apart Christmas Tree
Prep Time: 25 mins, Cooking Time: 1hr 45 mins (including proving time)
For the dough:
- 750g bread flour
- 10g activated yeast
- 8g fine salt
- 500g warm water
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
For the filling:
- 1 pack Moving Mountains Mince
- 150g bottom mushrooms, finely chopped
- 1 jar of green pesto
- 40g cranberries + 10g for decoration
- Vegetable oil
- For brushing
- 50g maple syrup
- 50g water
- Start by making the dough. Mix the bread flour with the yeast and salt in a big bowl. Add the water and syrup and knead with your hands until all comes together. You can transfer the dough into a standing mixer and knead for another 5 minutes on a medium speed or continue with your hands for another 10 minutes on a kitchen surface. The dough should be smooth, but still a little bit sticky. Then Put the dough back in the bowl and cover with a damp kitchen towel. Leave to prove in a warm place for an hour, until it doubles in size.
- Meanwhile, make the filling Warm up a tablespoon of oil in a big. Heavy based frying pan. Cook the mince until it’s fully defrosted. Add the mushrooms and cook stirring for another 3-4 minutes. Stir in the pesto and cranberries. Remove the pan from the heat and leave uncovered to cool down.
- Once your dough is ready. Knock the dough down, sprinkle lightly with flour and roll it out into a large rectangle (longer side facing you) on a floured surface. Spread the filling out evenly, leaving some space (about 3-5 cm) of the top (longer side) filling-free, so you can seal the end of the roll tightly.
- Roll the dough up into a log, then cut into even sized swirled buns – each about 5 cm wide. Arrange the buns in a Christmas tree shape on a large baking tray lined with baking parchment. Preheat the oven to 200*Cand then leave your Christmas tree to prove for another 15 minutes
- Mix the maple syrup with water and brush it over the buns to glaze. Put the tray in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes until the bread is browned and cooked through.
- Decorate with the remaining cranberries and serve warm
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