nut roast every Christmas dinner (with one exception). So I have a particular fondness for nut roasts, especially during the festive season.
So it happens that recently I borrowed the Bed and Broccoli cookbook from the library but was too busy to read it and suddenly it was due back and so I quickly skimmed its pages and chose a recipe to try. And I could not resist the simple nut roast recipe. For those who have not heard of Bed and Broccoli, it is a vegan B & B in regional Victoria. Imagine finding nut roast in regional Victoria! I would swoon!
I found that it was easy to take the nut roasts out of the muffin cup
once cold. It was still a bit fragile but if carefully handled it kept
its shape. Which made these one of the most attractive nut roasts I
Despite my uncertainty about the glaze, I loved these nut roasts when served with the gravy. In fact I could have eaten more nut roast because it was so good. I would highly recommend it to anyone searching for a vegan and gluten free nut roast. Though a decent vegan cheese is pretty important. But these are getting easier and easier to find. Or if you are not vegan, you could just use a good dairy cheese.
A Passionate Defence of the Nut Roast. There have also been some great nut roasts online this year so methinks I am not alone in promoting the humble nut roast at Christmas, whether as part of a traditional roast dinner or a buffet of cold dishes.
I highly recommend you eat nut roast at Christmas. I always
do and could not imagine Christmas without it. (Actually I could
because one year in Ireland I was served stirfry vegetables instead of
nut roast and I could have cried at how disappointing that Christmas dinner
was, though my hosts were very kind people.) So I finish with a simple plea to you. Eat more nut roasts!
I am sending this nut roast to Jac for Meatless Mondays and Kimmy for Healthy Vegan Fridays.
More Nut Roasts on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
Carrot and Feta Nut Roast
Chocolate Nut Roast
Cottage Cheese and Walnut Nutloaf
Festive Nut Roast Parcels
Golden beetroot nut roast
Stilton Nut Roast
More nut roasts on the web:
Cashew and Chestnut Roast - Thinly Spread
Lentil and Brazil Nut Roast with Sage and Onion Stuffing - Tin and Thyme
Nut Loaf - Umami Girl
Nut Roast Pie - Domestic Gothess
Ruby Red Chard Mushroom Nut Wellington - Allotment to Kitchen
Stuffed Nut Roast - The Gluten Free Alchemist
Glazed Nut Roast Cupcakes
Adapted from Bed and Broccoli*
250g nuts, roughly chopped*
100g vegan cheese, grated*
2 tbsp apricot puree
1 tbsp chopped basil*
1 1/2 tsp dried herbs
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp dried mustard
1/4 tsp salt, or to taste
1/8 tsp ground pepper, or to taste
2 tbsp apricot puree
2 tbsp tomato sauce*
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp chilli paste
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp water
Preheat oven to 200 C. Line a muffin tin with 6 large muffin cups*. Mix all nut roast ingredients. Spoon between muffin cups. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown on top. While nut roasts bake, mix all glaze ingredients together to make a thick sauce. Check and adjust seasoning. Remove from oven and divide the glaze among the nut roasts, spreading it thickly over each on in the muffin cups. Best made the day before, cooled, removed from muffin cups and heated for about 15 minutes on 180 C.
NOTES: I have seen a similar nut roast recipe by Bed and Broccoli that uses tofu instead of apple puree and vegan cheese. For the nuts I used almonds, cashews, walnuts and hazelnuts. For the cheese I used biolife. I think Daiya would work well here too. I used basil as that was what I had on hand but other fresh herbs would do, such as parsley, thyme or chives. For the muffin cups, I used quite large ones because I had them and they did not need to go in a muffin tin as they are very sturdy but if you don't have them muffin cups in a muffin tin are fine. I used home made tomato sauce but a bottled one or a tomato puree would work fine here.
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