Seitan & Dairy Free Cheese Picnic Loaf

Tiger bread stuffed with layers of seitan, dairy free cheese, salad, chutney, soft cheese and houmous. Perfect for a picnic, just make it the night before and pop it in the fridge, then take it with you, unwrap, slice and serve. Making it the night before gives the ingredients a chance to get to know each other, allowing the flavours to develop. I used seitan for this, but any other mock meats would work too. Feel free to use either sandwich slices, or fry up some mock chicken pieces and shred before adding to the loaf

You’ll need;

  1. One 400g/14oz loaf of bread
  2. 150g/5oz sliced seitan, see my seitan recipe HERE
  3. 100g/3.5oz dairy free cheese slices, I used Violife
  4. One large beef tomato, sliced
  5. Three spring onions, sliced
  6. A couple of handfuls of rocket leaves (aka arugula)
  7. A couple of tablespoons of both houmous and dairy free soft cheese
  8. A tablespoon of caramelised onion chutney

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Method;

  • Carefully slice the top of the loaf off, scoop out the bread inside (you can use this for breadcrumbs if you like)
  • Start filling the loaf by spreading either a layer of houmous or soft cheese to the bottom, then build up the layers until the loaf is full. I put the tomato slices onto some kitchen roll before adding them into the loaf, this way they won’t add too much moisture to the bread
  • Once the loaf is full, spread a final layer of either houmous or soft cheese onto the inside of the lid, then pop it on top
  • Wrap in foil, then refrigerate and take it with you to a picnic, barbecue or gathering. This way there’s no need to pack individual sandwiches

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