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Brazil Nut Roast

I hope you all had a great week and looking forward to the weekend now! Well if you have guests over, I might just have the perfect recipe for you πŸ˜‰ This Brazil nut roast looks impressive, tastes delicious and is rather easy and quick to prepare. The flaky puff pastry shell combines well with the nutty filling and the pinch of lemon and parsley you get from the herbs filling! 

There’s just one word of advice: when we tried this recipe on Easter, we only served it with salad and then it seemed quite dry. So when we checked the recipe again, we found out that you are supposed to serve it with a horseradish sauce! This would have matched the tastes very well, but that we’ll have to try another time πŸ˜‰ So if you should try it, I am glad for all kinds of constructive criticism in the comments that help me improve this recipe!

 Ingredients (serves 5-6):

For the nut filling: For the herbs filling:
1 package of fresh puff pastry 125 g bread crumbs
1 large onion 13 g chopped parsley
25 g butter 1 organic lemon
250 g ground brazil nuts 1 egg
125 g fresh bread crumbs 1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp dried thyme 1 tsp dried marjoram
1 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp finely chopped onion
100 g ground cheese (Emmenthaler) 40 g butter
2 eggs 1 tbsp milk for brushing
Nutmeg, salt, pepper

Preheat the oven to 200Β°C. Chop the onion and braise it in the butter until translucent. Mix with the remaining ingredients for the nut filling, then season with nutmeg, salt and pepper. Mix all ingredients for the herbal filling, adding both zest and juice of the lemon. Knead until well combined and season with salt and pepper.

 Roll out the puff pastry. Take about half of the nut filling and spread it over the middle of the puff pastry to a rectangle of 12 x 30 cm and press it to a firm block. Form the herbal filling to a rectangle of the same size and place it on top of the first nut layer. Spread the remaining nut filling on top and press everything to a firm mixture. Fold the uncovered parts of the puff pastry to the middle to cover the filling. Cut a diagonal cross pattern into the top of the pastry and prick to or three holes into the filling to let off steam. Brush with milk and bake for 30 minutes until golden brown.

Tip: Serve the slices with a tomato or horseradish sauce and some fresh salad, because otherwise​the fillin may seem quite dry πŸ™‚

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16 thoughts on “Brazil Nut Roast

  1. It looks good – one tip you might already know is that with vegetarian pastries which do sometimes go dry, it can help to add a thin layer of chopped onions on top before you seal the pastry (provided you like onions!).

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  2. Whenever I make a nut loaf (which has been more difficult with a SIBO person in the house), I always made a vegetarian gravy to go with it (mostly because I think gravy and sauce are the best things on the planet next to chocolate, hehe). I’ll send you a private FB message with my recipe! xxxooo

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  3. Great, then we’ll go to McDonald’s​ πŸ˜‚ jokes aside, thanks for the tips! Unfortunately, we’ll be too late for the Jazz Festival, but the vegetarian hipster area sounds great, we will check that out for sure! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks for the sweet words πŸ™‚

      Btw, I am going visit Tallinn soon! Do you maybe have any recommendations, what I definitely need to visit? (And maybe even where to eat? )

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      1. I do not know your interests:) But of course Tallinn Old City is nr 1 destination, but coming from Denmark or Germany- nothing special for you…:) I can suggest the Seaplane Harbour and TV tower and Tallinn Zoo and Art Museum of Estonia KUMU.
        If you are coming this week, visit Jazzkaar
        http://www.jazzkaar.ee/en/program/
        If you like run, join with Womens Run SEB Maijooks 20th of May..:)

        About the restorans the same story πŸ™‚ What is your budget? I suggest to walk out from Old City to area Kalamaja or Telliskivi Loomelinnak (Creative Campus), prices are more normal. Restoran Moon, Kolm Sibulat. And in Telliskivi Creative Campus are lot of hipster restorans, including vegetarian.
        And mcDonalds in Tallinn, as welll…. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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