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Nut Roast in a Haybox

Updated: Apr 9, 2022

A nut roast experiment!

Nut Roast in a Hay Box

Following a Hay Box workshop held just before Christmas 2020 the challenge was "can we cook a Nut Roast?" so I did! I made a small one just in case it all went wrong! The nut roast held together and although pale in colour was perfect! For the nut roast keep the sizes small, so four small roasts rather than one large one.


Just use your favourite nut roast recipe. I wouldn't normally use flour but on this occasion to be sure the mix would hold together I added a little.


  • 2 onions chopped fairly small

  • 1 clove garlic - crushed

  • 8oz finely chopped nuts

  • 1 large carrot - grated

  • A small amount of butter or oil

  • 2 tablespoons plain flour

  • Stock cubes (or similar)

  • 1 tsp curry powder (optional)

  • Salt and black pepper


  • Melt the butter or heat the oil and cook the onions and garlic until softening. Add the grated carrot and cook a further 2 minutes.

  • Add all the remaining ingredients and season to perfection!

  • Line a 4 jam jars , or baked bean tin (or similar) with liner or baking paper - any small container can be used just make sure the lid fits tightly or you can secure the top with tin foil, to stop any water getting in. Divide the mixture between the containers.

  • Place the tins in a large pan with a tight fitting lid and fill with boiling water to come 3/4 of the way up the nut roast containers.

  • Bring to the boil and boil for 13 minutes.

  • Quickly wrap the pan in a towel and pop into the haybox and leave undisturbed for 4 hours.

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Paul Trotter
Paul Trotter
Apr 24, 2022

I remember asking whether this was possible in your workshop. Really glad it worked - I'll give it a go!

Jane Segaran
Apr 24, 2022
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Really pleased you spotted this Paul ! It was rather light but still good ! Hope your having fun with your haybox.

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