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Mushroom Pate Pastry

Jul 23, 2015 by Jasmine Simone 0 comments


For the Mushroom Pate Pastry
    • 1 pkg. puff pastry, frozen (app. 8-10 sheets)
    • Mushroom-Almond Pate
For the Mushroom-Almond Pate
  • 1 cup almonds, ground
  • 50 grams soy margarine
  • 200 grams mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/2 tbs. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. thyme
  • 1/8 tbs. white pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp. of onion powder


For the Mushroom Pate Pastry
    1. Thaw the puff pastry.
    2. Make the mushroom-almond pate (instructions below).
    3. Using a large star shaped cookie cutter, cut out star shapes. You will need 2 for each filled star.
    4. Oil a cookie sheet or use baking paper to keep the stars from sticking to the cookie sheet.
    5. Preheat the oven to the temperature indicated on the package (220 C).
    6. Place a star on the cookie sheet and using a spoon, place a spoonful of the mushroom pate in the center.

    1. Take a 2nd star, put some water along the inside edges of the star and lay it carefully over the star with the mushroom pate.
    2. Gently line up each of the points of the star to match, they will swell and close as they bake.
    3. Do this procedure for the rest of the dough.

    1. With the left over pieces of dough, you can put them together and roll out the dough again to cut more and thus use all of the dough.
    2. Bake the stars for 15-20 minutes or until golden.
For the Mushroom-Almond Pate
  1. Melt the margarine, add the herbs and olive oil and sauté the mushrooms.
  2. Add the water and allow the mixture to season and cook off a bit.
  3. When the liquid is about halved, remove from the heat add the ground almonds and and puree to a fine pate.


When we prepared this recipes we made 14 stars from 10 phyllo dough sheets.


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