Cheese and Lentil Loaf

"This comes from Sarah Brown's Vegetarian Kitchen. I first tried it at a friend's house for a luncheon party. Served with salad, french bread and homemade tomato sauce, it is absolutely delicious. It can be served hot or cold."
 
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Ready In:
1hr 25mins
Ingredients:
11
Serves:
6
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ingredients

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directions

  • Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 5, 375 deg F (190 deg C).
  • Pick over the lentils for any sticks and stones.
  • Rinse thoroughly and cook in a tightly covered pan with the water for 10-15 minutes.
  • Check after 10 minutes in case you need to add more water.
  • The mixture should cook to a stiff puree.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and mix in the grated cheese, chopped onion, parsley, cayenne pepper and lemon juice.
  • Season to taste.
  • In a separate bowl lightly beat the egg.
  • Stir in the cream (to the egg).
  • Pour this mixture over the lentils.
  • Greas e 1 lb loaf tin with the teaspoon of butter and press in the mixture.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes until the top is golden brown and the mixture feels firm to the touch.
  • Let it stand for 10 minutes in the tin before turning out.

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Reviews

  1. Divabell
    I had this recipe years ago, when my girls were young & I worked in the kitchen of a large children's nursery. All the children & staff & my family loved it. It's very substantial & tasty. We usually served it instead of meat (for a change) with vegetables & gravy. I'm so happy to have found it again! It will become a regular again & I'm sure my grandson will love it too.
     
  2. Rusty E.
    I've been thinking about a recipe I used to cook for my kids 40 years ago or more. We called it Lentil Pie, and it was just lentils and cheese layered and baked. I have no idea where I got the recipe and started googling and came across this one. It looks great and I'm going to cook it tonight. :)
     
  3. derekn552
    I remember this recipe from the original Sarah Browne book. Made it and it was absolutely delicious. Don't cut down on the cayenne and use a good mature Cheddar and it really does pack a punch.
     
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