Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 21 August 2014

Jubilee recipe: One's favourite tartlets

one's fave tartlets

Celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee in style today with some of our fabulously regal recipe ideas.

What you'll need

500g mixed mushrooms (chestnut, Portobello, closed cup), very finely diced

2 tbsp picked and chopped thyme leaves

3 whole eggs

1 egg yolk

400g Philadelphia Original

200ml double cream

4 cloves chopped garlic

4 shallots, finely chopped

30g butter

1 tbsp olive oil

4 tbsp chopped parsley

50 ready made tarlet canapé cases

100g crispy shallots

Makes 50

Put the butter and oil in a large frying pan on a medium heat. Once the butter has melted, add in the chopped shallots, picked thyme and garlic and cook for five to six minutes, stirring occasionally.

Once the shallots are soft and translucent, add in the chopped mushrooms. The mushrooms need to cook for around 20 minutes, so make sure the heat is high enough for the water in the mushrooms to evaporate from the pan. Try not to allow the mushrooms to boil in their own juices. If this looks like it’s happening, turn up the heat.

Season the mushrooms with salt and lots of black pepper. Transfer the mushrooms from the pan into a colander and allow to cool and any more liquid to drain away.

While the mushrooms are cooling down, mix the eggs, egg yolk, 300g of the Philadelphia and double cream in a large mixing bowl. Add in the chopped parsley along with the cooled mushrooms. Mix well and season again with a little more black pepper.

Place the canapé cases onto a baking tray and carefully spoon the mixture into each one. Fill the right to the top. Place the tray into the oven for eight to 10 minutes, until just set.

Allow to cool for a few minutes before piping on a pea-sized amount of the remaining Philly onto each tartlet and garnish with a pinch of crispy shallots.

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