Meatless Loaf

This soy and cashew loaf has many specialty ingredients in it, but I’m pretty sure that the recipe can be tweaked according to what’s on hand and it’ll be just as good. We both really enjoyed the texture that this loaf got from the chewy soy protein bits and the creamy cashews. I think this dough would make pretty great burger patties as well!

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We had the loaf with plain old mashed potatoes and the delicious Tarragon Sauce from the Parsley Soup website. In the sauce, I used soy milk and brown rice vinegar, and whisked in about 25 grams of grated vegan Cheezly that we had left over from our pizza night.

Here’s what I used:

  • 4 and 1/2 dl textured soy protein granules
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable bouillon powder
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • The Dry Mix:
    • 2 dl cashew nuts, finely ground
    • 2 dl bread crumbs
    • 1/2 dl gluten flour
    • 3 tablespoons potato starch
    • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • The Wet mix:
    • 2 and 1/2 dl water
    • 2 teaspoons bouillon powder
    • 5 garlic cloves, pressed
    • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
    • 1 tablespoon dark syrup
    • 3 teaspoons sesame oil

First, I placed the soy protein granules in a cooking pan, and covered them with plenty of fresh water. I added a teaspoon of vegetable bouillon, and brought the mixture to boil. Now, I let the soy protein granules simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring every now and then. They absorb a lot of water, so I had to be careful and add a little water when they ran dry. After cooking, I placed the granules in a sieve and rinsed them with cold water.

Now, I chopped the onion in our small food processor, and fried it in 1 tablespoon of olive oil until translucent. Then I mixed the dry mix and the wet mix in separate bowls, and then combined all the ingredients in one bowl; the dry mix, the wet mix, the soy protein, garlic, and onion. I mixed the dough carefully with a wooden fork, until everything was thoroughly combined.

I sprayed a glass oven pan with olive oil, placed the loaf dough in it, and sprayed some more olive oil over the loaf. Then I baked it in 175 degrees Celsius for one hour and 15 minutes.

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