"Bouillabaise," said Hermione.
"Bless you," said Ron.
"It's French," said Hermione, "I had it on holiday summer before last. It's very nice."
"I'll take your word for it," said Ron, helping himself to black pudding. -Harry potter and the Goblet of Fire.
I had no idea what black pudding was when I read the books and didn't think much about it at the time. However with this theme and a bit of research I found out:
Black pudding is a type of blood sausage commonly eaten in Britain and Ireland. It is generally made from pork blood and a relatively high proportion of oatmeal. In the past it was occasionally flavoured with pennyroyal, differing from continental European versions in its relatively limited range of ingredients and reliance on oatmeal and barley instead of onions to absorb the blood. It can be eaten cold, as it is cooked in production, but is often grilled, fried, baked or boiled in its skin.- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Okay so I've heard of blood sausages however I've never been very adventurous pre-vegan as far as sausages go, peperoni, frankfurter, kielbasa and breakfast sausage that's about it. So I'm no authority on whether or not this will fill your vegan black pudding needs, but pan fried it was pretty good. Don't try it before frying I nearly tossed the whole batch. I'm not sure I'll make it again but what I did made won't go to waste. I suggest cutting the recipe in half unless you think this is something you'd want a lot of or are cooking for a number of people. Though it probably freezes well I'd suggest slicing into desired thickness and separating with bits of wax paper so you can pull out enough for a serving.
Vegan Black Pudding
1/2c green lentils1/2 pearl barley
2 tsp. allspice
1 tsp. White pepper 1/2 tsp cayenne
4 tsp. fresh thyme 1/3c whole wheat flour1c Panko (or bread crumbs)
4 cloves of garlic chopped finely red onion finely chopped 1 tsp Better Than Bouillon; Vegetable Base
2tsp arrowroot starch2.5c. red wine 1.25c water 2 tsp Tamari
1 tsp oil to sauté the onion and garlic
more oil to
Ripe tomatoes as many as needed for number of people you're serving.
In medium sauce pan boil barley 25 min. Mix allspice, pepper, cayenne, whole wheat flour and Panko in bowl set aside
Drain lentil and barley mix.
When wine gravy has thickened whisk in flour, breadcrumb spice mix as well as lentils and barley.
Let cool lay out some wax or parchment paper and spoon mix into a long tube roll until you have a sausage looking loaf and refrigerate a few hours or overnight.