Vegan Turkey Loaf

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Vegan Turkey Loaf
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine: Thanksgiving
Author: Brian P McCarthy
Serves: 8
Chef Brian P. McCarthy shows us how to prepare a vegan turkey loaf!
  • 1 gallon water
  • 2 1/2 cups vital wheat gluten flour
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups vegetable broth*
  • 1/4 cup light olive oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce**
  • Cheesecloth (one double thick 24-inch by 16-inch piece)
  • 2 6-inch pieces of string
  • 1 batch uncooked stuffing (optional)
  • *If using the homemade vegetable broth, you may need to add salt to this recipe.
  • **Substitute Bragg liquid aminos if desired.
  1. ) In a large pot, bring 1 gallon of water to a low boil.
  2. ) In a large bowl, whisk together the gluten, yeast flakes, thyme, onion powder, and salt.
  3. ) Add the vegetable broth, oil, and soy sauce, stir just until combined.
  4. ) Form into a loaf shape.
  5. ) Place gluten loaf on cheesecloth and roll up (not to tight). Tie each end with a piece of string.
  6. ) Place in simmering water, covered, for 1 hour*** (2 hours for a double batch).
  7. ) Preheat oven to 325.
  8. ) Take roast out of water and remove cheesecloth. Place in baking dish with prepared stuffing, if desired.
  9. ) Bake, covered, for 30 minutes.
*** Make stuffing while turkey is simmering in the water. Cook the stuffing in the baking dish with the turkey.[br][br]Variation: Vegan Turkey with Puff Pastry[br]After turkey is done boiling, remove it from the water and remove cheesecloth. Roll out a piece of puff pastry so that it will cover your turkey. Cover turkey with puff pastry. Brush puff pastry with a mixture of half ketchup and half water. Sprinkle with a little bit of thyme. Bake turkey, uncovered, at 400º F. for 25 minutes.[br][br][br]Copyright © 2008 Brian McCarthy


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