Happy Mid Week dearest readers! (: I hope your week has been going well and we’re not too far from the weekend (and a long one for those in Melbourne & Tassy! Woohoo!) I’ve got some exciting news to share with all of you! I was recently contacted by Keep Left and was asked to be part of this fun recipe campaign with Bakers Delight! Without much hesitation, I agreed to it! Fortunately the time line wasn’t too rush, so I had the weekend to try out what I wanted to create.
We were allowed to create a recipe for lunch with our choice of any Bakers Delight bread and I decided to head to their website to see what they had to offer and the choices were endless! There were SO MANY different kinds of bread and I haven’t really said this before, but my weakness is definitely freshly baked bread! Mmmmm (:
After much consideration, I decided to go with the pipe loaf! It totally got my attention cause it was my first time seeing a loaf in a shape of a cylinder! How cute is that??? I tried to think of what I could do with it, but couldn’t really visualise until the bread loaves were delivered! The moment I saw it, I knew exactly what I wanted to make!
Many of you would know that brunch is no doubt my favourite meal of all time so of course, I decided to make something that could be enjoyed for both brunch or lunch. I walked along the aisles of the supermarket (and thankfully I was given a $20 Coles voucher to get ingredients! hehe) and I decided on something a little different from my usual choices, I decided to go meatless! Don’t get me wrong, I still love my smoked salmon and crispy bacon, but I decided to try something a little different, plus I was craving for some mushrooms!
Instead of just the usual white button mushrooms, I decided to buy a whole variety of them! I didn’t stop at just shiitake mushrooms, I wanted to have some asian influence in the dish as well. It’s amazing how many varieties there are in the mushroom area at all the supermarkets now, and even the asian ones! I couldn’t be happier! (:
To add a little freshness to the dish, I decided to top with some avocado salsa as well!
To top it all off, I added a fried egg (with a runny yolk) and some crispy enoki mushrooms for some crunch! I am one who loves dishes with different textures, so the crunchy enokis were a must! hehe And of course, all these sat on a nice thick slice of the wholemeal pipe loaf which was so soft in the middle, and had a good crust after being toasted for 5 minutes in the oven! Of course, you could easily do this on any other thick toast, but I thought the round dimensions made the presentation a little prettier. hehe and yes, the plate from Made In Japan helps too! I’m really lucky that the Mr bought me some during the recent sale.
So here’s my recipe for my creation : Shrooms Delish ! Hope you all will enjoy it as much as the family did! (:
Shrooms Delish (a Food Made With Love original creation, serves 4)
For the mushroom ragout :
6 fresh shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
150g pearl mushrooms
8 white button mushrooms, quartered
1/2 leek, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 tbs water
5 sprigs of fresh chives, finely chopped
2 tbs creme fraiche
salt & pepper, for seasoning
For the crispy enoki mushrooms :
100g enoki mushrooms
vegetable oil, for deep frying
For the avocado salsa :
1 ripe avocado, roughly chopped or mash
1/4 red onion
4 pieces of sundried tomatoes, finely chopped
1 tbs olive oil
4 eggs, fried sunny side up
Pipe loaf, sliced into 1-inch slices
1 clove of garlic, peeled and left whole
Truffle oil, for garnish (optional)
1) For the mushroom ragout : In a heavy-based pan, melt half of the butter over medium heat. Add the garlic and leeks, and allow them to sweat and soften, stirring continuously. Do be careful not to burn it, as it will turn bitter. Add the mushrooms and fry till they get soft and tender. Add the rest of the butter and water, allow the mixture to simmer for 10 minutes and until the flavours have developed, and the sauce has thickened. Season with salt and pepper, then turn the heat off. Add in the chives and creme friache and stir it till well combined. Set it a side while preparing the other components.
2) For the crispy enoki : In small pot, add the vegetable oil and heat it over medium-high heat. Add the enoki mushrooms (in batches) and fry till they are golden and crispy. Remove from the oil, and place them on some paper towel to absorb the excess oil.
3) For the avocado salsa : In a large bowl, add the avocado, chopped red onions and sundried tomatoes with the olive oil and give it a good stir. Season with salt and pepper and set a side.
4) For the toast : In a preheated oven, toast the bread for 5 minutes, or until the bread is nice and crispy on the outside with a little golden brown on top. When you take it out of the oven, rub the clove of garlic on the bread, so that you have an instant garlic bread base!
5) To plate : Place the thick toast on a plate, then add the mushroom ragout, followed by the avocado salsa. Slowly place the fried egg on top of the stack, and top it off with some crispy fried enoki mushrooms. I garnished with a sprig of chive and season with salt & pepper. Just to be a little more indulgent, I drizzled a bit of truffle oil on top, but it’s totally optional.
Hope you enjoy my creation! (: Have a great week and weekend ahead!
Remember to always cook and bake with love!
PS : I want to thank Bakers Delight & Keep Left PR for this amazing opportunity!
34 thoughts on “Shrooms Delish”
This is so my kind of dish! Well done! Great presentation too.
Thanks so much dearest! (: hehe Who doesn’t like mushrooms ya? hehe
And egg! And avocado! All we are missing is an egg yolk shot though. Hehe
haha ya, I didn’t get tb really take one. Was too hungry and gobled it all up! 😛
I can imagine! Hahahaha
Never heard of a pipe loaf before… all i know is that I want one… and i want it like this! Love going to the Asian grocer for a magical array of mushies!
Nice plate too 😉
How cute does it look? You should so get your hands on one! hehe Thank you so much! hehe Means alot coming from you! and yes, it’s the super popular Made in Japan plate! haha See you soon hun! xx
Congrats dear it looks great and agreed never heard or seen of pipe loaf hahaha 🙂
I wanna try this dish but too many components for me haha I ll just bribe you to make for me!
Looks super yum!!!! Xox
haha (: ya oops! I do realise it’s quite a few componenet :X But it’s worth it I promise! haha Ya, I won’t mind making for you, you know that! x
Stunning looks like some kind of luxury breakfast type thing
Thank you! (: I think it’s always a luxury to be able to sit down and have a good brunch/breakfast with a loved one due to work and all. So when you get the chance to make something, we got to go all out! hehe
This looks like such a smashing dish! Love it!
Thanks babe! 🙂 was fun making it! Hehe x
This looks so delish and so perfect for weekend brunch!
Can’t wait to see more original dishes from you!
Thank you dearie! (: hehe Weekends are the only time I have the time (and energy) to think and try new things! I will do my very best! hehe x
Fantastic write up twinnie! So proud of you and …..MUSHROOMS. 😀
I will wait til the day you make this for me 😀 hehehe x
hehe thank you dearie!! (: hehe I knew you would like this cause it’s full of shrooms! hehe When there is time for brunch I will! x
when you open restaurant I want in so I can eat this lol…and I got no idea why but I imagine hearing peachie’s voice if she was eating this 😡 lol
hahaha cos it’s mushrooms??? hehe Ya, after I made it I told myself she would definitely enjoy this! hehe I dont think I will open a restaurant, but when I make it for peachie and Daisy, I will definitely make one for u! x
Hi Lianne! Delicious looking burger! Well done!
Without the top bread layer, you need fork and knife?! Or just gobbled with both hands! 😀
Thank youuuu! hehe We used fork and knife! hehe A bit too messy for hands. haha
mmmm. This looks so yummy! Great for a weekend brunch!
thank you! (: hehe it definitely is a weekend kind of brunch meal! Hopefully you’ll give it a try and let me know what u think! x
this looks so yumilicious!!!! You are amazing!!!
Thank you Zoe Jiejie!!! 🙂 so are you! x
thank you so much zoe jiejie! (: You are too!!! x
Hmmmm I’m feeling really old now cos I HAVE heard of a pipe loaf! They’re baked in a cylindrical pipe loaf tin, kinda like a metal spaghetti storer. Although I’ve always related pipe loafs to a sweet, brioche-type of bread +/- fruit 🙂 What a yummy sounding mushroom dish, so clever of you to invent this!!!
oh wow! Didn’t really know that but thank you for the information! (: hehe Would really love to see it getting made! hehe Mmmm… sweet sounds good too! But wanted something savoury for lunch hehe Thanks for your kind words dearie!! xx
Looks amazing, dear! I love shrooms 😀
Thanks dearie! (: I do too! hehe Try making it! x
Now that doesn’t even look like it came from a home kitchen. Well done Lianne!! It looks and sounds amazing. Love the sound of the crispy enoki. Beautiful texture!!
Aww thanks babe! 🙂 I love fried enoki! Hehe just adds a really good crunch to the dish hehe
Btw! Love love love your baked goods !! You’re über talented! Hehe xx
YUM! I love how you edited the picture dissecting to 3 parts! That was cool! This looks fancy but do-able and love to have it for brunch get together. 🙂
Aww thanks babe! (: Means alot coming from you! hehe This is something you should really try and even if you don’t stack it, the ragout itself is yummy! hehe x