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This is the one recipe that’s a must to include in your French cooking arsenal and it’s the perfect use for those baby Aldi supermarket truffles. Makes 4 individual serves 8 slices of freshly brioche bread 4 tbsp unsalted butter 500ml truffled béchamel sauce (see recipe below) 8 slices of smoked leg ham 4 cups grated mix of emmental and gruyere cheese 4 tbsp Dijon mustard freshly sliced black truffle pickled cornichons Pre-heat oven to…

Autumn has arrived and so too has the cooler weather. It’s early morning: Essentials chef Megan Chalmers begins exploring the pine forests of her native Beechworth region in High Country Victoria. After a few hours of foraging she brings home fungal gold: fresh saffron milk caps – perfect ingredients for crafting fabulous recipes. Pickled Wild Pine Mushrooms (saffron milk caps) 400g freshly picked forest pine mushrooms (or any mushrooms you desire) 100ml white wine vinegar…

with a Salad of Sautéed Mushrooms, Fennel and Radicchio and Pomegranate Molasses Vinaigrette Makes approximately 20 arancini Arancini 1L (4 cups) good quality vegetable stock 1 tbsp truffle oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 330g (1½ cups) arborio rice 40g (½ cup) grated reggiano parmigiano 2 eggs 180g (2 cups) dried (packaged) breadcrumbs 150g (1 cup) plain flour Vegetable oil, to deep-fry Salt and cracked black pepper Method 1. In a…

with roasted garlic, Swiss Brown and Pine Mushrooms on Grilled Sourdough Bread and Lemon Sage Butter. 200g Swiss brown mushrooms 200g pine mushrooms ½ bunch fresh sage leaves 1 garlic bulb, cracked into individual cloves, skin on Salt and cracked pepper for seasoning 1 fresh sourdough loaf 1 lemon sage butter log (refer to recipe on previous page) Method Preheat oven to 200C. 1. In an oven roasting tray place the Swiss brown and pine mushrooms…