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Party food Prawn and Mushroom bouchee




Ingredients


Christmas party food

Prawn and mushroom bouchees

100ml / 4flozs dry white wine

75g / 3ozs butter

450g / 1lb peeled prawns

225g / 8 ozs button mushrooms

75g / 3 ozs plain flour

568ml / 1pt milk

300ml / 1/2pt double cream

225g / 8 ozs gruyere grated

60ml / 4 tablespoons parmesan grated

salt and pepper

4 x 397g / 14 ozs pkt frozen puff pastry thawed

beaten egg to glaze

To garnish

chopped fresh parsley and un shelled prawns.and lemon twist.

First make the filling put the wine in a saucepan and bring to the boil until reduced to 15ml / 1 tablespoon, remove from the heat.

In a large clean pan melt the butter and add the mushrooms and prawns.

Fry over a moderate heat for 5 mins. Stir constantly then remove and drain on to kitchen paper.

Add the flour to the pan and cook gently for 1 to 2 mins then remove from the heat.

Gradually add the milk and bring to the boil stirring constantly. Then simmer for 3 mins until thick and smooth.

Add the cream and reduced wine then the gruyere and parmesan.

Simmer until the cheese melts stirring constantly.

Remove from the heat and fold in the mushrooms and prawns.

Season and leave to go cold.

Next make the bouchee cases roll out each pack of pastry. Into a oblong 24.5 x 23cm / 9 1/2 x 9 ins.

Using a plain 5cm / 2ins round cutter cut out 16 rounds from each oblong.

Place on dampened baking sheets and brush with beaten egg.

Using a plain 2.5cm / 1in round cutter cut part way through the centre of each round.

Bake in the oven at 220c or 425f gas 7 for about 10mins.

Remove the soft centres from each bouchee and cool.

To serve fill the cooled cases with the fillings.

Reheat in the oven for about 5 mins at 180c or 350f gas 4.

Garnish with prawns and lemon

Prawn and Mushroom Bouchee


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