Sounds great! I love lentils!
Too funny - when my husband is away I make my favorite dishes too. Double olive double cheese pizza, and not a little one. Actually I think everytime he is away I probably put on a few pounds eating those things he won't and eating the entire dish.
Do you think it would be OK without the tomatoes? I can't stomach heated/cooked tomatoes, so I wonder how it would be...
I'm sure it would taste just as good, it might just be a little bit drier - so you could either treat it more like a loaf, or have some sort of sauce with it, or just add more cheese! ;)
Wow what a great recipe, this looks fantastic! Fabulous blog you have, so glad to be your newest follower! xoxo
Thanks Kelly! I'm a big fan of your blog so thanks for stopping by :)
I* love lentils and made some today this sounds fabulous! I love this recipe! going to follow you!
I do the same thing when my hubby is out of town. I love lentils, but he is not a fan...so last time I made lentil soup, I ate it for days and days till it was gone...and loved every spoonful! I'd love baked lentils, too, I'm certain~
My boyfriend's mum made this for me on Saturday night. When she said she was making a Lentil bake I wasn't exactly excited (having only ever lentil soup in the past) but WOW!!! I absolutely LOVED it and cannot stop telling everyone about it! I'm going to try it myself tonight and I'm fully prepared to eat the whole thing myself!I will definitely be following you :)
Thanks so much! Really glad you enjoyed it as much as I did - it was all I could do to stop myself from eating it all :)
I'm making this for the second time this week (coincidentally also the second time ever) and I was floored by how delicious it is. My boyfriend loved it too! One thing I'd like to add is it would be really nice to see approximately what temperatures you're cooking things with, like the vegetables. I'm still a pretty newbie cook and I don't have an intuition for those things yet. I realize that's awfully demanding from a person who's just generous enough to post her own awesome food but hey, you rarely get what you don't ask for. :) Keep making amazing stuff!
Ah ok, that's not too demanding at all :) Sometimes it's hard to remember what it was like as a beginner so I forget to add stuff that I probably should!I can't really be too accurate because my oven/hob is terrible, so most people's appliances are going to vary, but you're going to want to cook the onions etc. over a medium heat. Usually when a dish uses onions and garlic as a base, rather than as a major ingredient, (which is most of my dishes really!), you'll want to just use a medium heat to sweat the veg off and soften them, without getting them too browned, otherwise they'll be adding a browned taste rather than the nice onion taste. The only purpose of frying off the veg first rather than sticking them straight in the oven is so that they don't have that raw taste, or that hard texture, so as long as you're softening them it's all good. You could even use a fairly low heat, but that would obviously take a bit longer.BLAH. What I'm trying to say, very uneloquently, is that as long as you're not frying your veg at too high a temperature, you're ok!
(also, thank you so much for the lovely compliments, it always means a lot!) :)