Quick Savory Nut Loaf
From: email@example.com (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.