Celebration White Nut Roast with Herb Stuffing Recipe

Serves:

6

Ready in 1 hour 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • Vegan butter (see below) or vegan spread, for greasing and topping
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For the white nut mixture:

  • 40g (1½oz/3 tbsp) vegan butter (see below) or vegan spread
  • 1½ tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 300g (10½oz/2½ cups) cashews, finely ground
  • 175g (6oz/3 cups) soft white breadcrumbs
  • 8–10 tbsp water or vegetable stock (bouillon)
  • Grated nutmeg, to taste

For the green stuffing mixture:

  • 175g (6oz/3 cups) soft white breadcrumbs
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp dried Herbes de Provence
  • 6 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 50g (2oz/3½ tbsp) vegan butter (see below) or vegan spread

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4. Grease and line a 900g (2lb) loaf tin (pan) with baking paper.

2. To make the white nut mixture, melt the butter and oil in a large saucepan over a low-medium heat and cook the onions for 10–15 minutes until they are soft and tender. Remove from the heat, then stir in all the other ingredients. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.

3. To make the green stuffing mixture, simply blend all the ingredients together in a food processor, then season.

4. To assemble, put half of the white mixture into the tin, then top with the green stuffing mixture, ensuring the white layer is covered. Spread the rest of the white mixture on top and press down lightly. Dot the surface of the loaf with vegan butter and top with baking paper.

5. Bake for 45 minutes, then remove the paper and bake for a further 15 minutes, until golden brown.

Vegan butter

Makes

750ml (1¼ pints/generous 3 cups)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almonds, sunflower seeds or hulled hemp seeds (hemp seeds that have had their outer coating removed)
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 soaked dates or a dash of maple syrup
  • A few drops of vanilla essence, optional
  • 500ml (18fl oz/generous 2 cups) refined coconut oil, melted
  • 120 ml (4 fl oz/½ cup) vegan milk
  • 4 tbsp light olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp liquid lecithin

Method

To make the butter, simply put all the ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until well combined. Transfer the mixture to ramekins or a butter dish and leave to set in the fridge until ready to use.

Recipe extracted from Rose Elliot’s Complete Vegan by Rose Elliot, MBE (£25, Watkins Publishing)

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