Roast Meat Loaf or ‘Hedgehog’

Preparation info

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Appears in

Two Fat Ladies: Gastronomic Adventures (with Motorbike and Sidecar)

Two Fat Ladies

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1996

  • About

I evolved this robust, strongly flavoured monster when I had to feed a lot of people at a curious school in Padworth. It is excellent for picnics, parties and christenings, let alone wakes.


  • 450 g/1 lb each minced beef, minced pork and minced veal or turkey
  • 225


Sauté the mushrooms in butter until the juices run, then season with salt and pepper plus a good grating of nutmeg. Reserve. Remove the sinews from the livers and slice. In a large bowl combine all the minced meats, the sausage meat, the livers, the onion, garlic and juniper berries. Add the allspice and some thyme leaves. Season with salt and about 20