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Vegetarian Christmas Crackers

Another one of our tasty ideas for a vegetarian Christmas.



  • 200g packet ready rolled filo pastry
  • 50g (2oz) butter, melted
  • Fresh chives
  • Red pepper
  • 25g (1oz) butter
  • 1/2 lime, grated rind and juice
  • 50g (2oz) feta cheese, crumbled
  • 15ml (1tbsp) fresh coriander, chopped

Method (click to mark as completed)


  1. Take the sheets of filo and cut into 4 slices. This should give you rectangles approximately 15x20cm in length.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the feta cheese, coriander, juice of 1/2 lime, red pepper and grated rind.
  3. Place one sheet on a smooth surface and brush with a little melted butter, place a second layer on top and brush with a little bit more butter.
  4. Place a spoonful of the mixture at the edge in the centre and roll up - pinch the edges to make a cracker shape. Tie the ends with string.
  5. Place on a baking sheet and brush with a little more melted butter - this will make them crispy, golden and beautiful.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 190°C/375°F/gas 5 for approximately 15 mins until the pastry becomes golden and crisp.
  7. Finish off with fresh chives and very thin strips of red pepper for 'bows'

Completed steps (click to remove last step)