We were off to Glasgow last week to see Regina Spektor in concert (she was amazing, her website is here http://www.reginaspektor.com/), where we went to the 2 vegan restaurants I posted about last week. I was planning to make harissa chickpea rolls for the trip, as they are handy things to have when traveling. But Husband came up with the idea of making a kind of a chilli filling.
I made the dough for the bread, as in the normal recipe, then Husband made the filling.
We made a paste using half a tin of kidney beans, half a brown onion, half a tin of green lentil, half a tin of sweetcorn, a good squeeze of tomato paste and a mix of spices (I think cumin, cayenne pepper, paprika and salt). It had a very strong flavour, as we wanted, and had a sweetness from the sweetcorn that worked really well.
We put the other halves of the ingredients into a pan to provide different textures. Once they were heated we added the paste. It was very thick, we had to keep a good eye on it, as it began to stick to the bottom of the pot and spit.
Once the dough had risen, I split it into 8 circles and filled them with the filling and baked as usual.
They all spilled their filling. I guess we made the paste too thick, and it exploded in the oven.
They tasted really good, I always enjoy the bread, and the thick chilli filling was delicious and a nice change.
I would definitely do something like this again, but with a thinner sauce, to prevent it from exploding.