So as if to repay to compliment, I finally went and made it at the weekend. I did a few things differently but not in any way that would alter the recipe. I just used a tin of pureed chestnuts instead of fresh, I used mixed nuts and finally, I made the nut roast in small individual baking tins featured in this post.
The recipe was utterly gorgeous. It had depth and was wonderfully flavoured with lots of different textures, from the crunch of the nuts, the softness of the sweet savoury chestnut puree and richness from the cheddar cheese. It will be appearing on my table in the near future again. Follow this link for the recipe.