This recipe is perfect for Christmas dinner. The savoury bake with the tart and slightly sweet cranberry topping is delicious and looks fantastic. Served with suitable vegetables and gravy – who needs Turkey? Fate Sage and Onion Parsnip Bake with Cranberries freezes well. Cut into portions and wrap individually before placing in the freezer.
For the bake
300g Fate Low Protein All Purpose Mix
1 tsp salt
pepper to season
150g butter or block margarine
1 tsp baking powder
100g parsnips, grated
200g onion, finely chopped
3 tsp dried oregano
3 tsp dried sage, or 6tsp fresh, chopped
For the topping
150g dried cranberries 150g cranberry sauce
extra dried cranberries, sliced
First, prepare the bake
Place the Fate All Purpose Mix into a mixing bowl. Stir in the salt and season with pepper. Rub in the butter or margarine until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the baking powder.
Add the grated parsnips (when grating the parsnips, discard the hard core that is sometimes down through the middle of larger parsnips, as this tends to be very tough). Add the finely chopped onion, oregano, and sage. Stir well. Add the water and stir well until blended well.
Grease a baking dish or round cake tin about 8 or 9 inches (20cm) in diameter. Spread the mixture to the edge of the tin, but do not smooth the top, leave it rough. Bake in a preheated oven for 30-40 mins.
Then while the bake is cooking, make the cranberry topping
Place the 150g dried cranberries into a bowl and pour on boiling water to cover. Stir and leave to soak for 15 mins.
Drain the cranberries well, and place into a small pan with the cranberry sauce.
Put the pan on a low heat and stir until any excess water is evaporated. Leave to stand.
To put it together
Take the bake out of the oven, it should be slightly risen and firm. A metal skewer pushed into the centre should come out clean when cooked through.
Leave in the tin for 5 mins before turning out. Whilst it is still warm spoon the cranberry topping over the top of the bake. Sprinkle on the extra dried cranberries to decorate. Serve hot with Fate Family Gravy and suitable vegetables.