Thursday, November 22, 2007

Festivous Loaf

Festivous, you know, for the rest of us?   The holiday meant for those who don't celebrate those other holidays and made famous by the memorable Seinfeld episode.  But every holiday needs a signature dish, right?  Alright. Here it is. The one, the only, the Festivous Loaf.

2 cups vital wheat gluten flour
2 cups garbanzo bean flour
2 cups all purpose flour (can sub whole wheat pastry flour here too)
2/3 cup vegetable broth powder (I used vegetarian chicken flavor)
2-3 cups water
Pesto (I used sundried tomato flavor, but any pesto will do)
2 boxes of storebought stuffing mix (prepared with vegetable broth)
4 cups additional vegetable broth

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together the flours with the vegetable broth powder and slowly add in the water. Start with 2 cups and add more if needed. Knead together until a nice smooth dough ball is formed. Knead for 5 more minutes, and then cover and set aside to rest for 20 minutes.
While it's resting, prepare 2 boxes of storebought stuffing according to package instructions and set aside. (Most boxed stuffings are vegan, infact they are really just a bag of seasoned croutons or bread crumbs so if you have a favorite stuffing recipe, this would be a good place to use it.) Set aside.
After your dough has rested, roll it out on a well floured surface, trying to keep a rectangular shape...mine ended up being almost as big as the cutting board:

Spread a hearty layer of pesto all over the dough:

Sprinkle on a good amount of prepared stuffing:

Roll that puppy up!

Pour about 2 cups of vegetable broth into a 9 x 13 baking dish, then place the loaf in the dish:

Add the remaining stuffing all around the loaf:

Place in the oven at 350 degrees F for about 90 minutes, basting with the remaing broth every 15 minutes or so. You'll know it's done, when it is firm.


Rural Vegan said...

Oh yummm!! Please post a pic of the insides!

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a great idea. Plus it looks pretty surrounded by the stuffing. Next Thanksgiving for sure!

Anonymous said...

That sounds so good! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe!


Anonymous said...

i think i will make this this christmas, looks awesome.

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