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Chestnut Roast

Oven Temperature: 200C/400F/Gas 6
Cooking Time: 1 hour 15 mins
Quantity: 1 loaf

This is what I usually have for Christmas dinner. I always line my loaf tin with some non-stick baking parchment so that the nut roast doesn't stick to the tin and comes out perfectly.


200g (8 oz) cooked chestnuts (you can get them vacuum packed in supermarkets or in jars)
100g (4 oz) walnuts or cashew nuts
100g (4 oz) red lentils
1/2 a tin of chopped tomatoes
25g (1 oz) rolled oats
Salt (or crumbled stock cube) and Pepper


1) Boil lentils in a pan of water for about 15 minutes.
2) Put nuts in a blender until blended.
3) Put in a bowl with lentils and tomatoes, add oats and season. If the mixture is very dry, add a dash of boiling water to mix to a firm 'stodge'.
4) Press mixture into a greased loaf tin and cook for about an hour at 200C/400F until very solid and browned.

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