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Baked Parsnips with Madeira Recipe   

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Serves 4-6    Hot  Vegetarian  Vegetables  Alcohol  Nuts  Christmas  Xmas Accompaniment   Gluten Wheat Free  Eggless




900g/2lb Parsnips, peeled and cut into chunks
60ml/2fl.oz. Madeira or Dry Sherry
120ml/4fl.oz. Double Cream
50g/2 oz Butter
Sea and Black pepper
50g/2oz Walnuts, chopped





1. Preheat the oven to 190C, 375F, Gas Mark 5 and grease a shallow ovenproof dish.


2. Place the parsnips in a large saucepan, cover with water bring to the boil then simmer for 10-15 minutes or until tender,


3. Drain the parsnips well , and place in a large mixing bowl together with the Madeira or sherry, cream and half of the butter. Season with salt and pepper and mash well. 


4. Transfer to the greased dish, dot with the remaining  butter and sprinkle walnuts over the top. Bake for 20 minutes until browned.  Serve hot.




Makes a nice change to roasted parsnips as an accompaniment to roast turkey at Christmas.




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