Monday, November 27, 2006

The Nut Roast & Other Thanksgiving Critiques

The Nut Roast was delicious but unbelievably messy. I followed the recipe but it just did not hold together in any sort of a loaf shape. I suspect it would have worked better if baked in a pan with a cover (uncovered for the last few minutes to brown a bit) and served with a spoon. I'll try it that way next time since it was a really tasty dish. BTW, I served it with Tofurky gravy, which now has mushrooms in it.

The Raspberry Fig Bars were a hit as was the Coconut Custard pie. The pumpkin pie was tasty but I forgot to drain the pumpkin before pureeing it. Actually, it was another winter squash. They can all be used interchangeably EXCEPT some have more liquid content than others. If you just put the cooked, but unpureed, squash in a colander, the excess liquid will drain off thereby avoiding soggy pie.

I also tried Isa's Pumpkin Muffins from Vegan with a Vengeance. I added in the optional cranberries and walnuts. These were sinfully good.

3 comments:

Johanna3 said...

hi:
hope you have a good weekend. where you get the Raspberry Fig Bars recipe? sounds good.
thanks!

Katie said...

The recipe is from The Garden of Vegan by Sarah Kramer and Tanya Barnard.

Johanna3 said...

Thanks!