Sunday, September 13, 2009

Savory Mushroom Loaves

The original recipe for this is from Nita Mehta's Art of Baking book. But there the loaf is made from scratch, using plain flour and potatoes. While I have made it that way in the past, its a bit time-consuming and tedious for lazy me. So when I saw a similar recipe on Tasty Palettes, I decided to combine the two. So just like Suganya, I have also used Pilsbury biscuit dough here for the covering. That made these loaves a breeze to whip up.

Here's how I made the filling:

2 tsp canola/olive oil
1 packet sliced mushrooms
1 onion - chopped fine
1 tomato - chopped fine
1 tsp dhana - jira pwd
1/2 tsp clove pwd
1/2 tsp red chilli pwd
Salt to taste

Heat the oil. Fry the onions for 5 mins till soft. Add the mushrooms. Fry on medium high till they dry and brown a bit. Add the tomatoes, salt and spices. Cook 2-3 more minutes. Take off heat and cool slightly before stuffing.

Cooked mushroom filling

Separate out the biscuit dough, roll each out to 1/4 inch thickness. Place 2 - 3 heaped tablespoons of the mushroom fillings on half of the biscuits. Cover with another. You can use a little water/milk to make sure the edges of the 2 biscuits stick together well.

Press the edges with a fork to further seal them. If desired, you can decorate the top with a bit of the biscuit dough, pinched off before rolling it flat in the earlier step.

Bake per directions on the biscuit dough package.
These made 4 super heavy loaves for us.

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