|International Vegetarian Union (IVU)|
15th World Vegetarian Congress 1957
(There are many ways of combining the body-builders, nuts, eggs, milk, cheeses, with vegetables and cooked cereals in nut-loafs, croquettes etc. This formula takes more trouble and time, but produces a product that can be tinned or kept some time and used as desired.)
Body-Builders: Nuts flaked or ground fine
Standard Pattern: By weight - One-Six-Six Makes 8 tins each serving 12 people
Method: Part of the thickening power in this formula rests in the cashew themselves. Other nuts can be substituted if the proportion of cereal mix is decreased or increased according to the thickening power of the other nut. The following chart will show a suggestive guide for substitutions. The mix should be a fairly stiff batter (settling slowly into pan). Let stand for ten minutes to determine stiffness. If not stiff enough, an ounce or two more of the cereal mix should be added. If it seems too stiff, dilute with more liquid. Try the standard pattern given above first by WEIGHT. Buy the nuts unroasted. If a white nut-roast is desired, blanch the nuts by pouring boiling water over and slipping skins off. Dry first before grinding or pounding.
Pack in cans or turkshead (angel-food) tins to not less than 3-1/2 inches from top; let mix rise slightly in steamer and then cover with three thicknesses of waxed paper and if necessary tie to keep steam from dripping down over top of roast. Steam in Pressure Cooker one hour at 15 pounds, or in regular steamer for 3 hours. Then dry out in 250° oven one hour or until brown. Though not quite as good a consistency, this mix can be baked in a 250° oven for from 2-1/2 to 3 hours, with no steaming first. This roast can be sliced and served hot, though if allowed to cool and then reheated in oven or with a small amount of fat in pan, it is of better consistency. It is also delicious simply sliced when cool and served. Do not mix with liquid sauces before serving.
Nut Substitution Chart : For every pound of nuts used
other than cashews: