I liked this recipe a lot! BUT, I am not giving it any stars at this time because I made too many changes and subs. First of all I didn't have bulgar wheat so I subbed millet instead. This is a great SUB if you are gluten free. I went against some of my zaar friend's advice, and did NOT cook the millet first. I thought there would be enough water in the mixture to cook it all through. Which, there actually WAS...sort of! The millet in the middle and bottom of the loaf was cooked nicely, but the millet that remained on the top part of the loaf just got crunchy...kind of like those colored balls on top of italian cookies!! LOL Now here's where I strayed from the recipe again. I did not have "beef" flavored broth, so I used a dark veggie broth, and added a bit of vegan worcestershire sauce, but I think I was a tiny bit heavy handed with it. Plus I was also thinking the bit of extra liquid would help cook the millet, since it needs to absorb more than bulgar wheat. I also ran out of sesame oil, I had BARELY 1 tsp, so I shook in a little bit of Bragg's to make up the difference. I ended up baking my loaf for the stated 40 minutes, then 15 minutes more, then another 10, before all the liquid was absorbed. BUT the top came out nice and brown, and it was stayed together when I sliced it. I now I realize I fiddled witht his recipe a lot, but I really enjoyed the texture and flavor, even with my extra seasonings, which I will not use so much of next time!
served this and my fam couldn't even tell it was vegan! sur to become a new favorite in the johnson household!
A tasty loaf which went well with a green salad. The texture was a bit crumbly which made it difficult to slice. Maybe adding a little extra flax seed meal or TVP would have helped. It did taste delicious though and I'm pleased I tried it. Made for Aussie / Kiwi Swap 38 March 2010