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Mushroom And Quail Egg Gougere

By: Unknown
Region: Indian
Dish:Vegetarian - Breakfast/Tiffins/Snacks
Servings: 6
Time to Prepare: 1 hr

Ingredients

100 grams all purpose flour/maida

2 eggs

70 grams butter

Water as required

50 grams cheddar cheese, grated

For the filling

400 to 500 grams mushrooms (mixed)

Butter/oil as required

1 small onion

5 to 6 garlic cloves

Salt as required

1-1/2 teaspoon soy sauce

1 teaspoon balsamic vinegars

5 to 6 spring onions/scallions

2 to 3 teaspoons chilli flakes

A handful of fresh coriander

Quail eggs as required (optional)

Directions

To begin making the Mushroom And Quail Egg Gougere recipe, preheat oven to 220 C. Lightly grease a baking tray with butter or baking spray and keep aside.

In a saucepan, add water and butter and heat gently till the butter melts. Bring to a rolling boil and take the saucepan off the heat. Immediately add the flour, all at once, beating well (I used a wooden spoon for this) until the mixture forms a ball. Keep aside to cool slightly.

Once the flour mixture has cooled, add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. It will take a little time for the egg to mix in with the flour mixture, just keep at it, till you have a smooth mixture. Add the cheese and stir to mix.

Lightly sprinkle the baking tray with a little water. Place (lime size) spoonful’s of the mixture on the baking tray.

Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until the gougeres are nicely brown and crisp.

Remove from the oven when done and slit each one to let the steam escape. Let the gougeres cool before filling.

Clean and cut the mushrooms. Chop the onions and garlic, slice the green onions, and keep aside.

Heat the butter in a wok, add the onions and sauté till it starts to change colour, then add the garlic and sauté for a minute or so, then add the mushrooms. The mushrooms will release water, cook till the liquids have almost dried up.

Add salt, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, chili flakes and green onions. Further cook till the liquids have dried up completely. Add chopped fresh coriander.

To boil quail eggs (if using), put eggs in boiling water for one minute. Remove, cool slightly and peel.

The next step is to assemble the dish. Cut the gougeres in half, spoon mushrooms on one half, top with quail eggs, whole or cut in half (if using). You can either cover the gougere with the other half or serve open faced. Sprinkle some salt and chili flakes on the eggs if you like.

Comments

Gougeres, quintessentially French is basically choux pastry or cheese puff. These can be had on their own and make quite a delicious snack but the addition of mushrooms and quail eggs takes it a notch further and also makes it quite filling.

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