Creamy Risotto Layer Cake

 

A perfect veggie main that goes brilliantly with traditional Christmas accompaniments

What you will need

4 tbsp olive oil Olive oil ol-iv oyl Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

300g shallot, half chopped, the rest thinly sliced Shallot shal-lot Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

2 garlic cloves, crushed

500g pack risotto rice (we used arborio) Risotto rice To create an authentic creamy Italian risotto, the use of specialist rice is imperative. It…

200ml white wine

1.2-1.4l/2-2½ pts hot vegetable stock

about 50g butter Butter butt-err Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

100g vegetarian Parmesan -style cheese, finely grated (we used Twineham Grange Itlaian-style cheese) Parmesan parm-ee-zan Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

1 large butternut squash (about 1.2kg/2lb 10oz unprepped weight), peeled and cut into small cubes

200g pack vacuum-packed chestnut, roughly chopped Chestnut chest-nut 'Chestnuts roasting on an open fire...' that kitsch old Nat King Cole song perfectly…

100g pack pine nut, toasted

small bunch sage, chopped Sage sa-age Popular in both Italian and British cookery, sage has long, grey-green leaves with a slightly…

2 sprigs rosemary, finely chopped Rosemary rose-mar-ee Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game…

2 Savoy cabbages (you only need the outside leaves)

250g tub mascarpone

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