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Recipe for Mushroom and Lentil Soup with a Pastry Lid

  • You will need 4 "lion" type deep soup bowls if you serve it with a pastry lid.
    • 150g (5oz) Puy lentils

      225g (8oz) wild mushroom selection (if not available, use a mixture of fresh chestnut mushrooms and dried ceps)

      1 onion

      2 cloves of garlic

      1 large potato

      Salt and freshly ground black pepper

      50g (2oz) butter

      A sprig of thyme

      250g (9oz) ready made puff pastry

  • Peel and chop the onion and garlic and cook gently in the butter.
  • Chop the mushrooms.
  • Peel and dice the potato.
  • Add these to the onions along with the thyme, lentils and 600ml (1 pint) of water and continue cooking gently, covered with a lid.
  • When the potato and lentils are cooked, liquidise briefly still keeping the soup chunky.
  • Taste to check the seasoning and consistency.
  • For the pastry lid
  • Preheat the oven to 180C (350F/Gas mark 4).
  • When the soup has cooled, cut the pastry into four pieces and roll each piece out bigger than the size of the soup bowl rim and 5mm in thickness.
  • Cut the pastry into a neat circle 2cm wider that the soup bowl rim.
  • Place the pastry over the top of the bowls making sure it sticks well to the rim.
  • Brush lightly with egg wash and place in the oven.
  • Serve as soon as the pastry is golden brown.

    Farm Shops near London

    The following farm shops in London sell ingredients used in Mushroom and Lentil Soup with a Pastry Lid:

    La Fromagerie - Farm Shop near London

    La Fromagerie

    London, Westminster

    As you enter into LA FROMAGERIE you see what is essentially a market place; fresh fruit and vegetabl

    Magees Nurseries Ltd - Farm Shop near London

    Magees Nurseries Ltd

    Hockley, Essex

    Magees has been established for over 50 years. We supply all varieties of white mushrooms and the...

    Farmers Markets near London

    The following farmers markets in London sell ingredients used in Mushroom and Lentil Soup with a Pastry Lid:

    Snettisham Farmers Market - Farmers Market near London

    Snettisham Farmers Market

    King's Lynn, Norfolk

    A variety of local producers supplying fresh fruit & vegetables, Pork, Red Poll Beef, Lamb, Free ran...