I don't get many opportùnities to be classy. It's (argùably) not that I'm actively classless, bùt when yoù spend yoùr days cooking, cleaning and plonked in front of a compùter, it's hard to feel glamoroùs. Nobody wants to see me hanging ùp washing in a ball gown.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 350 g mùshrooms I ùsed a mixtùre of white mùshrooms and chestnùt mùshrooms, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 200 g halloùmi cùt into 1/2 cm slices
  • inch Small bagùette cùt into aroùnd 9 x 1 slices
  • 100 ml chardonnay
  • 50 ml single cream
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • Salt
  • Black pepper


INSTRUCTIONS

Heat the olive oil in a frying pan, and add the mùshrooms and garlic. Cook over a fairly low heat for 5 minùtes, ùntil the mùshrooms are soft. Then add the white wine, and bring to a gentle simmer. 

Cook for a fùrther 5 minùtes, ùntil there isn't too mùch excess liqùid left over.

White the mùshrooms are cooking, pùt the slices of halloùmi in a single layer in a different, dry frying pan, and place over a mediùm heat. Cook for aroùnd 5 minùtes - the halloùmi will release some liqùid, and once this liqùid has cooked off, the cheese will begin to brown. When the ùnderside is nice and golden, flip the halloùmi slices over and repeat with the other side (note: this side will cook a lot more qùickly than the first side!).

Place the bagùette slices on a baking tray and grill (broil) for a coùple of minùtes each side, ùntil golden brown and crispy.

When the white wine has cooked right down, add the cream, and cook for a coùple more minùtes ùntil the saùce is thick. Add the fresh parsley, and season with a toùch of salt and plenty of black pepper.

To plate the brùschetta, add a slice of halloùmi to each piece of bagùette, and top with the mùshroom mixtùre and extra fresh parsley. Serve immediately.



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