Mushroom Bread Pudding
first came into existence back in May 2000. Seems a long
time ago now!
snapshot of the Hub-UK
menu in December 2000
then the internet was a very different place with much
more of an amateur feel to it. In a lot of ways it was
a pleasanter and more friendly place to hang out. For
those of us interested in food and cooking it was a
great opportunity to chat and share ideas with people
living in other parts of the world.
was also a time when everyone involved in cooking, whether
they were just a keen amateur, a busy mum, a grandmother
with a lifetime of kitchen experience or a professional
chef just starting a career in the kitchen or one who
was an old hand working at the stove, was happy to share
recipes so others could enjoy them.
lot of the details of who contributed what have either
become blurred or disappeared over the years but the
recipes are still worthwhile either in their own right
or for the inspiration they might give.
recipe has come from the Barrington County Bistro, Barrington
tablespoons olive oil
6 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed, caps
6 ounces oyster mushrooms, thickly sliced
6 ounces crimini mushrooms, thickly sliced
2 portobello mushrooms, stems and gills removed,
caps thickly sliced
4 teaspoons chopped garlic
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon dried rubbed sage
1 teaspoon dried thyme
5 large eggs
2 cups whipping cream
1 cup milk (do not use low-fat or non-fat)
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons freshly grated
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
6 cups 1-inch cubes crustless day-old French
bread (about 6 ounces)
butter 8 x 8 x 2-inch glass baking dish.
Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat.
Add all mushrooms, garlic, basil, parsley, sage and
thyme and sauté until mushrooms are tender and brown,
about 15 minutes.
pot from heat. Season mixture to taste with salt and
eggs, cream, milk, 1/4 cup Parmesan, salt and pepper
in large bowl to blend. Add bread cubes; toss to coat.
Let stand 15 minutes.
in mushroom mixture.
to prepared dish. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons cheese over.
Bake until pudding is brown and puffed, and set in
center, about 1 hour.
6 as a side dish
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