Recipes tagged with: nuts

    Brazil Nut Roast

    Brazil Nut Roast

    One of the mainstay, classic recipe's of the early vegetarian movement. This was one of the most popular main courses that I used to make in the 80's when I owned and ran a vegetarian restaurant. It is also a delicious way for vegans to ensure that they add plenty of protein to their diet. You can adapt this recipe for any type of nut that you fancy and also try changing the vegetables and herbs that you use. Grating the vegetables keeps it light and prevents it being the chaffy, dry creation so mocked in the past. If you are not bothered about the recipe being vegan, use butter instead of the oil. Add a beaten egg too, it will be even lighter.

    • Time: 15 minutes to prepare. 40 minutes cooking time.
    • Complexity: easy

    Chocolate Pecan Brownies

    Chocolate Pecan Brownies

    Chocolate and pecans are delicious together but you can substitute the same weight of chocolate chunks in place of the pecan nuts if you prefer. This traditional recipe uses a whisked sponge method where it is important to try and keep all the air that you have whisked into the mixture from escaping. A light touch is best, so fold carefully. Check out the chocolate, hazelnut and buckwheat brownie recipe for a fab gluten free recipe.

    • Time: 20 minutes to prepare. 25 minutes to bake.
    • Complexity: medium

    Granola

    Granola

    A toasted muesli, nice with fresh fruit and yoghurt for a vegetarian breakfast, this is a very adaptable recipe using any grains, seeds and nuts that you fancy.

    • Time: 40 minutes
    • Complexity: easy

    Paris Brest

    Paris Brest

    A classic choux pastry ring, named after the famous French Paris to Brest cycle race and created by Chef Pierre Giffard in 1910. Traditionally one large wheel shape choux ring is filled with a praline mousseline although I prefer making individual choux rings. If you prefer a less buttery and quicker to make filling, just add the blitzed praline to whipped double cream and use this to fill the pastries. The praline can be made with either almonds or hazelnuts.

    • Time: Allow 2 to 3 hours (praline and creme patissiere can be made ahead)
    • Complexity: advanced