I made this Golden Mushroom Loaf a couple of weeks back at the weekend when D brought home a lot of mushrooms. It is golden partly from being baked, but also from the addition of smoked paprika. I garnished the mushroom loaf with homemade smoky coconut flakes aka 'coconut 'bacon'.
We enjoyed this Mushroom Loaf as a Nut Roast with one meal, the others with a side of salad.
It was tasty. It was firm and crunchy on the outside, and soft on the inside, but not a claggy soft. It made a nice change from the occasional mock 'meat' sausages we pick up for during the working week for easy meals.
If you do make this allow to cool in tin before attempting to remove. This savoury loaf can be reheated in oven if especially if you want to retain crispness or if you just want it warm, a few bursts in the microwave. I am sharing this with CookBlogShare hosted by Snap Happy Bakes and Healthy Happy Green Party; and Casa Costello and Maison Cupcake for Bake of the Week.
Paprika Mushroom Loaf
450g button mushrooms, roughly chopped
1 onions, minced
1 tablespoon oil
125g ground almonds*
225g wholemeal breadcrumbs*
1 teaspoon Marmite or other yeast extract
1 teaspoon dried dill
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 flax 'egg' (or free-range egg)
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat the oil in a wide pan, then saute the onions until very soft. Stir in the mushrooms and cook for a few minutes until soft. Turn off the heat and allow to cool.
Then transfer to a blender and blitz roughly, scrape into a wide bowl and stir in the remaining ingredients. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary to taste.
Carefully scrape into a 1lb loaf tin that has been lined with non-stick parchment paper.
Smooth the mushroom mixture.
Transfer to preheated oven gas mark 4/180oc for 1 hour.
Allow to cool, before removing from tin.
For the Coconut 'Bacon' Flakes follow this link for the recipe.
*I used my Optimum 9400 Froothie blender to ground the almonds and breadcrumbs.
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Adapted from The Queen of Vegetarian cuisine in the U.K - Rose Elliot's Complete Vegetarian Cookbook: Over 1000 Recipes (1985