Wondering what to serve your vegan holiday guests this season? Put your mind at ease, Candice has created a recipe for a decadent Holiday Vegetarian Roast that fits the bill perfectly.
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Candice has collaborated with Silk ( http://bit.ly/2hdk674 ) to bring you her recipe for an incredibly festive, pastry wrapped, side dish stuffed, succulent holiday roast that is so much more than just something extra you have to make so your vegan friends have something to eat. The flavor combination in this roast could easily go head to head with any of the holiday classics.
Candice, along with many others, has been using Silk Almond for coffee, smoothies, and cooking. They just launched their Cultured Coconut product and she’s been dying to get a chance to use it in a recipe, this roast was the perfect opportunity.
To make this roast you are going to start by creating your stuffing and cranberry sauce. Candice had made these items ahead of time and you can find the recipes for both on her blog.
Provided you’ve got your stuffing and cranberry sauce under control it’s time to move on the all important Sweet Potato Mash. Candice has selected 3 sweet potatoes and makes it clear this is going to be more than we will actually need. She likes to make extra because there are so many other uses for them after they are cooked. Preheat your oven to 450′, then cube all your peeled sweet potatoes. Add your cubes to a good sized piece of foil, add thyme, and then cover them as seen in the video. You will let them cook for about 30 minutes on a baking pan.
While you wait for your sweet potatoes to cook you have plenty of time to put together your seitan. Start off by getting a large bowl, add 2 cups of vital wheat gluten to it, 1/2 cup of nutritional yeast, 1 tbsp of garlic powder, 1 tsp of poultry seasoning, 1 tbsp of onion powder, 1/2 tsp of white pepper, 1/2 tsp of salt, 1 tbsp dried sage, and finally 1 tsp of paprika. Whisk this all together well and then set it aside. You have now created your dry ingredients.
Moving on to the wet ingredients now you are going to kick things off by adding pinto beans, vegetable broth and tahini to your food processor and blend that well. This is going to give you that meaty texture and flavor that you would have in a typical holiday roast.
Now t’s time to combine them. Do this by making a well in the center of your dry ingredients and slowly pour your wet ingredients into the well while mixing them both together. As you mix this you will eventually end up with what looks like dough, if it ends up being too watery simply add some additional seitan flour. Once you’ve reached a dough-like consistency get in there with your hands and knead it just a bit, then cover it with saran wrap and put it in the fridge so you can get back to your sweet potatoes.
Pull those sweet potatoes out of the oven and dump them right into your food processor. Add some vegan buttery spread, or any vegan butter you have on hand, a pinch of salt, and finally 1/2 cup of the Silk Cultured Coconut. The Silk Cultured Coconut is going to yield a final product that is smooth, rich, and creamy. The Silk Cultured Coconut has a few added bonuses as well, such as no added sugar and zero cholesterol.
Start blending those up in your food processor and about halfway through go in and give them a taste test. Let your inner chef guide you at this point as to whether or not you need to add something extra to balance out your potatoes.
Follow Candice’s instructions in the video to create your foil surface prior to rolling. Once you have your foil surface made, put it out of the way so you can roll out your seitan. Cover the counter or other surface you’re rolling your seitan out on with flour to ensure it doesn’t stick. Now start rolling it out with a rolling pin, yes, this is going to take some time. Do your best to make it into a rectangular shape as that is important to the finished product.
When you have it rolled out follow along with the rest of the video to complete this recipe. Pay close attention to Candice’s foil technique and be sure to roll out your pastry dough properly.
This Vegetarian Holiday Roast really is one of a kind and is certain to be a favorite at any meal, but especially during the holidays.
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