Chestnut Loaf

You’ll Need:

# 10 oz. (275g) tin chestnut puree
# 1 lb. (450g) potatoes
# 1 medium onion, finely chopped
# 1 small turnip
# 4 oz. (125g) fresh breadcrumbs
# 1 tsp. dried sage
# 1 egg
# 1 tsp. dried basil
# salt and black pepper
# olive oil

Procedures : # Boil and mash the potatoes, boil and mash the turnip and lightly fry the onion
# Pre-heat the oven to 345F, Gas Mark 4, 180C
# Mix together the potato, onion, turnip, chestnut puree, breadcrumbs and herbs
# Season to taste
# Lightly beat the egg and blend it into the mixture to bind it together
# Oil a 1 lb. (450g) loaf tin with olive oil and spoon in the mixture, spreading it evenly
# Bake in the pre-heated oven for one to one and a half hours or until firm
# Turn out on to a heated serving dish and serve hot in thick slices with your selection of festive accompaniment

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