Vegetarian? Don't miss out this Christmas. Make my vegetarian Christmas Nut Roast for a showstopping centrepiece the whole family will love.
Remove the leaves of the rosemary and thyme from the stalks and add to the Vitamix along with the parsley. Pulse until coarsely chopped.
Again add to the pan and cook for another 2 minutes.
Next, place the white bread into the Vitamix.
Turn it on a low, constant speed and blend until breadcrumbs have formed. Place the breadcrumbs into a bowl.
Add the nuts to the Vitamix blender and pulse until you've achieved a coarse, chopped texture.
Add these to the breadcrumbs.
Lastly, take the cheddar out of the fridge (it's important its very cold when it goes into the blender).
Pulse until the cheddar resembles breadcrumbs and add to the breadcrumbs and nut mix along with salt and pepper.
By this point the parsnips will be ready to come out of the oven.
Place in a layer at the bottom of the loaf tin.
In the meantime, add the cranberries to a small pan with the sugar, orange juice and spices.
Heat on low until a sticky sauce has formed.