Lo-Dough is perfect for vegetarians and with this in mind I decided to make a Lo-Dough dish that would be perfect for any occasion. Firstly Lo-Dough isn’t pastry. It isn’t really bread as you know it either. The beauty about Lo-Dough is it can be anything you want it to be. That’s the difference. With a little creativity and a little imagination you can come up with the most amazing dishes which potentially are far healthier than similar conventional recipes. Lo-Dough simply put is unique, innovative and versatile and more importantly just 39 calories. Before I go any further it took four pieces of Lo-Dough to make this en croute recipe – that’s 156 calories in place of pastry which would set you back a massive 1400 calories!
4 pieces of Lo-Dough
1 onion peeled and finely chopped
2 carrots peeled and finely chopped
1 stick of celery finely chopped
1 large garlic clove finely chopped
200gms finely chopped chestnut mushrooms
150 gms chopped mixed roasted nuts
100gns dried red lentils cooked according to instructions on the pack and drained
20gms dried cranberries
100gms Cooked chestnuts broken up.
Beaten egg for basting
You will need
Large baking tray
Small star cutter for decoration
Pre heat oven to gas 5, electric 190, fan 170
Remove Lo-Dough from pack and lay out as below picture. I trimmed two straight edges on each piece (do not discard) and then laid them as per the photo. Dampen them with water where they overlap and then roll over them firmly with a rolling pin. This will seal the edges and make it a more manageable piece to make the ‘pastry’ .
In a large frying pan in a medium heat using spray oil sauté the onion, celery, carrot and garlic until softened. Add the mushrooms, turn up the heat and continue to fry for another 5 mins.
Empty the contents into a bowl and add the chopped nuts. With a potato masher, mash the drained lentils and add to the bowl.
Add the cranberries and broken up chestnuts and mix thoroughly. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Leave to cool for 10 mins. Place a large piece of kitchen foil on a baking tray, large enough to wrap around the Nut Roast loosely. Place the Lo-Dough on top then lay the contents of the bowl onto the Lo-Dough as below.
Fold over both sides of the Lo-Dough, dampen the edges and press together lightly to seal and form a loaf. Baste the loaf with beaten egg and decorate with lots of stars cut from the leftover pieces of Lo-Dough .
Lightly spray the tin foil with spray oil and wrap very loosely. Some of the stars will stick so the more you have added the better
Place in the oven and cook for apx 20 mins.
Uncover and cook for apx further 10-15 mins until golden brown.
296 cals per serving
12 syns per serving on Slimming World. Please check your own syn values to protect your weightloss