Spicy Sweet Potato (Yam) Pasty

Recipe by Boo L
READY IN: 1hr 5mins




  • Preheat the oven to GM6 (200C / 400F).
  • Chop the sweet potato and carrot into small chunks, about 1cm-1.5cm across.
  • Crush the garlic onto a layer of foil, and sprinkle over the cumin and chilli powder.
  • Put the sweet potato and carrot onto the foil, and roil them in the spices.
  • Wrap the veg up completely, so that they bake rather than roast, and put them in the oven for 35 minutes.
  • Meanwhile roll out your shortcrust pastry to make a rectangle about 12" by 9".
  • Break up 100g of feta cheese and crumble it across half of the pastry (leaving a gap of about half an inch around the outside of the filling).
  • Cut the broccoli into very small pieces and dot in between and over the feta.
  • When the baking veg comes out of the oven mash it well. If it won't mash, put it back into the oven until it's soft enough to do so.
  • Spread the mash over the broccoli and feta and then top with the remaining feta.
  • Fold the other half of the pastry over the filling, and push it down well to seal the pasty.
  • Wash with egg or milk and bake at GM 7 (425 F / 220C).