Quick Savory Nut Loaf

From: fleming@acsu.buffalo.edu (christine m fleming)
From: the Complete Vegetarian Cuisine by Rose Elliot

4 tablespoons butter or vegan margarine
2 large onions, peeled and finely chopped
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup (generous) water
1 cup cashew nuts, fairly finely ground
1 cup hazlenuts, fairly finely ground
1 1/3 cups dried whole-wheat breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon lemon juice
salt and freshly ground black pepper
dried breadcrumbs for coating
1/2 cup oil

1) PREHEAT oven to 400F.

2) Melt the butter or vegan margarine in a large saucepan and saute
the onions gently for 10 minutes, until tender.

3) Add the thyme and flour; stir for 1-2 minutes, then add the water
and stir until thickened.

4) Remove from the heat, add the nuts, breadcrumbs, lemon juice, and
salt and pepper to taste. Mix well. Form into a loaf shape and coat in
dried crumbs. Heat the oil in a small roasting pan in the oven until
smoking hot. Put the nut loaf in the pan and baste with oil.

5) BAKE for 35-40 minutes.

6) Remove from the pan. Serve immediately, cut into thich slices, or
leave to cool to room temperature before refrigerating, if you want to
serve it cold.