Mushrooming

Just got back from a lovely long weekend in Stuttgart. Decided on a whim to join a blogger brunch in the south of Germany. Luckily I have a great boss. When I asked on Friday, whether I could get Monday off to hop on a train to Stuttgart, instead of giving me the evil eye for my very disorganised planning (I'm Swiss after all), he said "Sure, no problem". When I told him where I was going, he was full of excellent travel advice from places to stay to places to eat.

 

I had a great time in Stuttgart and will put some pictures up soon. But now I'm back from "my Monday" at work and I'm hungry. So what have we got in the fridge?

 

 

 

 

-  Chicken breasts (2)

   (If you're a vegetarian you could add more

    mushrooms instead)

-  Mixed mushrooms (350g)

-  Onions (2)

-  Garlic (1 -2 cloves)

-  Gorgonzola cheese (100g)

-  Eggs (3)

-  Egg yolk (1)

-  120ml cream

-  250g puff pastry

-  Olive oil for frying

-  Salt, pepper, parsley and thyme for seasoning

 

Finely chop your garlic and slice the onions. Cut your chicken breasts into cubes, fry the onions in a little olive oil, add the chicken and fry for about 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. While the chicken is frying, brush off your mushrooms and cut them, if necessary. Take the chicken out and throw in the mushrooms and add the garlic. Season with thyme and pepper. Fry for about 5 minutes. Be careful not to burn the garlic.

 

Lightly whisk the eggs and pour in the cream. Mix well and season with pepper and a little bit of salt. Line a baking tray, first with some baking paper and then with the puff pastry sheet. Poke some holes into your pastry with a fork. Brush your pastry with egg wash. Mix your chicken and the mushrooms and fill into the baking tray. Pour the egg mix over it, flake in the gorgonzola and sprinkle with parsley.

 

Bake for about 35 - 45 minutes at 200°C

 

 

I have a little confession to make. One of the big topics on Sunday was photograpy. A really interesting subject I would love to learn more about. We spoke about the difficulty of taking pictures in the winter time when it gets dark so early, that your cake hasn't got a snowballs chance in hell of making it out of the oven to catch the last rays after you get in from work. Some of the people were proper photography experts, who really knew their stuff and were proud owners of some state of the art cameras.

 

I don't own a camera. All my pictures are taken with the iphone. The pics are then put up just how they are without any editing. So I kept quite and listened attentively to all the interesting details being discussed. Well maybe one day.. It's fascinating what you can do with a good camera, if you know how of course.

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