Mushroom vol-au-vents

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Our mushroom vol-au-vents recipe is a deliciously retro canapé to serve during a party or before dinner. Simple to prepare and flavoured with herbs and nutmeg, they're a reminder that dinner parties in the 1970s and '80s weren't as bad as some of us remember!

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First published in 2019





  • 5cm round fluted cutter
  • 3cm diameter cutter


Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4
Use a fluted 5cm cutter to cut out as many cases as will fit on the sheet. Then use a 3cm cutter to score smaller circles in the centre (don't cut these all the way through though)
Glaze with egg wash then bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until the cases are golden and cooked all the way through
In the meantime, make the filling. Finely chop the mushrooms and fry in the butter with salt, pepper and a grating of fresh nutmeg. Once cooked, stir through the chopped herbs, reserving a little to garnish
To finish the vol-au-vent cases, use a small knife to cut out the scored inside circle
Spoon the warm mushroom mix into each pastry case and sprinkle with more chopped herbs to garnish. Serve warm
First published in 2019

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