Asparagus Loaf Recipe

Asparagus Loaf Recipe

Ingredients: Makes one 900 g/2 lb loaf

50 g/2 oz butter or margarine
2 shallots, finely grated
100 g/4 oz wholemeal bread, diced
10 ml/2 tsp chopped fresh parsley
1/4 tsp salt
450 g/1 lb asparagus

2 eggs, lightly beaten
450 ml/2 cups hot milk

Method:

Melt the butter or margarine and fry (saute) the shallots, bread, parsley and salt until lightly browned. Remove from the heat and place in a bowl. Trim the tough ends off the asparagus and cut the stems into 2.5 cm/1 in lengths and add to the bowl. Blend together the eggs and milk, then mix into the remaining ingredients. Spoon into a greased 900 g/2 lb loaf tin (pan) and press down lightly. Bake in a preheated oven at 190C/375F/ gas mark 5 for 30 minutes until firm to the touch.

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