Baked mushrooms with rich rarebit

Ingredients

For the rich rarebit mixture
  • 225g/8oz stilton cheese, crumbled
  • 110g/4oz cheddar cheese, grated
  • 55ml/2fl oz milk
  • 30g/1oz flour
  • 30g/1oz breadcrumbs
  • Worcester sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg, yolk only
  • ½ tsp English mustard powder
  • salt and white pepper
For the mushrooms
  • 6 large field mushrooms, stalks removed
  • olive oil

Preparation method

  1. First make the rich rarebit mixture by adding the cheese and milk to a pan and heating gently until the cheese is melted. Keep stirring to prevent the mixture from catching.

  2. Add the breadcrumbs and flour and cook for 2-3 minutes stirring all the time. Allow to cool before adding the remaining ingredients and mixing thoroughly. Store in the fridge until ready to use.

  3. Preheat the oven 200C/400F/Gas 6.

  4. Place the mushrooms in an oven tray. Divide the rarebit mix into six and pack loosely into the mushroom cavities. Pour over a little olive oil.

  5. Bake for 10-15 minutes until the mushrooms are soft and the cheese bubbling and brown. Serve on chargrilled ciabatta bread with some of the juices poured over.

Required techniques

James Martin recipes from Housecall

Less than 30 mins preparation time

10 to 30 mins cooking time

Serves 6