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Mushroom & Leek Puff

In addition to Tomato Tartlets, this is another one of them recipes that if so simple and so quick to do.

Mushroom & leek puffs, with cheddar and damson jam

  1. Preheat the oven to 200ªC.
  2. Cut out rectangles from pre-rolled puff pastry and score a smaller rectangle in each piece, about 5mm from the edge, so you get a border all around.
  3. Place the pastry rectangles on a large baking sheet, prepped with parchment paper. Here, you may choose to brush the rectangles with egg wash, so you get that lovely shine. I’m lazy most of the time.
  4. Line up mushrooms, chopped leeks and cheddar within the small rectangles of the puff pastry pieces.
  5. Bake on the top rack for 10 minutes, before moving down to the bottom rack for another 10 minutes.
  6. Serve with a dollop of damson jam on the side, or mini-dollops within the puff. Any mildly sweet slightly sourish berry jam does the job.

Pleasant tea-time snack.

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Sunny Sandwich

You probably won’t have enough time in the mornings, but when you do, you’d be pleasantly rewarded if you try this – almost as good as a panini.

Just almost.

Sunny Sandwich

  1. Toast a couple of slices of bread, wholemeal or white, up to you.
  2. While that’s in there, fry up some onions and white mushrooms. Don’t forget to add a sprinkle of dried thyme or basil, salt and pepper.
  3. Your bread should be all crisp and toasted before you’re done with the onions and mushrooms. Slap on a small hunk of butter on both slices.
  4. On goes the mushrooms and onions on one slice, and fresh rocket leaves on the other.
  5. Peel out some mature cheddar with a speed peeler, and lay them on the sizzling mushrooms and onions.
  6. Then, here’s the grand finale – a fried egg, sunny side up, done with an egg ring.

    This is an egg ring (with an egg in it):

  7.  Once that’s done, lay it gently on the cheese. Be careful not to burst that lovely yolk of golden goodness.
  8. Sandwich everything together and cut up into pretty triangles, if you must.

Gloomy autumn mornings are a thing of the past.