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Mushrooms

Mushrooms

Mushrooms come in all shapes and sizes. There are about 38,000 varieties in the world, with 3,000 of those growing in England. However, only about a hundred of them are edible, with twenty being seriously harmful – even fatal. With these odds, it is not very recommendable to go out foraging in the woods for mushrooms on your own. Everyone should have a go if they can, but make sure you have somebody with you who knows what they’re doing. It’s such a great way to spend a few hours. 

Hungarian mushroom soup

Hungarian mushroom soup

This is a bit unusual recipe for the mushroom soup. Hungarian mushroom soup is a bit spicy, thanks to paprika, but it is very good choice for a chilly evening diner. The one thing that you want to pay attention to when making it is when you add the flour, you want to make sure that you cook it well before moving on to add the liquids so that you do not end up with the taste of raw flour in your soup. For this recipe you can use any type of mushrooms you can find in your local shop – button mushrooms, shiitake, oyster mushrooms…

Mushrooms in puff pastry

Mushrooms in puff pastry

Mushrooms in puff pastry are easy making appetizer or breakfast pastry. In raw form, puff pastry is a dough which is spread with solid fat and repeatedly folded and rolled out (never mashed, as this will destroy layering) and used to produce the aforementioned pastries. It is sometimes called a “water dough” or détrempe. Commercially made puff pastry is available in grocery stores. Common types of fat used include butter, vegetable shortenings, and lard. Butter is the most common type used because it provides a richer taste and superior mouthfeel.