I made this loaf with the free chestnuts lying in the road. I used half chestnuts and half walnuts but you could use any combination you prefer. It tasted yummy and didn't last long. It would make a perfect vegetarian main course for Christmas.
|1 large leek, finely sliced |
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tbsp olive oil
200g chestnuts, roughly chopped
50g fresh cranberries or 50g dried soaked in hot water then drained
3 tbsp chopped parsley
1 large egg, beaten
Salt and pepper
|Line a 1lb loaf tin with baking parchment|
Pre-heat oven to 200c/400f/Gas 6
Fry the leek, onion and garlic in the oil until soft. Add the mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes.
Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl and add the cooked mixture. Add the egg, salt and pepper and mix well.
Place mixture in the tin and pack down, cover with foil and bake for 1 hour. Remove the foil for the last 5 minutes.
Allow to rest for 20 minutes before taking out of the tin. Enjoy.