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    Roast mushroom & sourdough toasts

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 10-15 minutes
    • Total time: 25 minutes

    Serves: 4 for brunch or as a starter


    25g butter
    1 tbsp Leckford Estate Rapeseed Oil, plus extra to drizzle
    250g pack Leckford Estate Chestnut Mushrooms, halved or thickly sliced if large
    150g pack shiitake mushrooms, large ones halved
    130g pack British king oyster mushrooms, thickly sliced
    4 thick slices sourdough
    1 clove garlic, peeled
    100g half-fat French crème fraîche
    2 tsp Cooks’ Ingredients Porcini Mushroom Paste
    Handful flat leaf parsley, chopped, plus extra to serve
    50g No.1 Cropwell Bishop Beauvale, in small chunks (optional)


    1. Preheat the oven to 230°C, gas mark 8. Put the butter and oil into a large roasting tin, then heat in the oven for 1-2 minutes until the butter is foaming and golden. Carefully toss all the mushrooms into the hot fat, season well then roast for 10 minutes, until just tender and golden. Halfway through cooking, pour off and reserve any juices.

    2. Spread the bread over another baking tray and add to the oven on a lower shelf for 3-4 minutes as the mushrooms finish. When crisp, drizzle with oil on one side, then rub with the garlic clove.

    3. Mix the crème fraîche, porcini paste and chopped parsley, and stir in the reserved mushroom juices – about 3 tbsp. When the mushrooms are ready, toss the sauce into the hot tin, scatter in the cheese, if using, and warm through in the oven. Spoon the mushrooms and sauce over the toasts, sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately.

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