Prep 25 mins
Cook 15 mins
this is where pies came from. The layer of pastry is there purely to keep the soup warm. Great low cal, low fat alternative to other pies and a hearty winter soup to warm the hands and the heart.
- 400 g field mushrooms
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 garlic clove
- 1⁄4 cup plain flour
- 3 cups vegetable stock
- 1 tablespoon thyme leaves
- 1 tablespoon sherry wine
- 1 cup fat-free evaporated milk
- 1 sheet puff pastry
- 1 eggs, beaten or 1 tablespoon nonfat milk
- Preheat the oven to 200°C Peel and roughly chop mushrooms, including the stems.
- In a non-stick heavy-based pan, add some liquid and cook the onion until they're soft. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute after. Add the mushrooms and cook until soft. Sprinkle the flour over the top and stir for a minute.
- Stir in the stock, add thyme and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Allow to cool before lightly processing the mix with a stick. I like mine with a lot of texture so do it to your own taste.
- Stir in the sherry and the evaporated milk.
- Pour mix into 4 ovenproof bowls or individual serving casserole dishes/ramekins. Use small deep dishes in any case so the pastry doesn’t flop into the soup.
- Cut rounds of pastry slightly larger then the bowl tops (or do this first tracing bowl tops)and cover each bowl with the pastry.
- Seal the edges and give each pastry top a light brush with the egg or the no fat milk.
- Bake for 15 minutes until golden and puffed.
- Serve steaming hot.
Not tried yet but sounds good may be try it later.. Thanx
This is very complimentary of the field mushrooms and really hightlights them, the complete treat for mushroom lovers! It has great presentation with a certain element of mystery, and because it stays warm so long would make a great starter for a dinner parter because late arrivals would find it warm and inviting some time later. I could go one forever, try it yourself!