Rachel Allen’s Baked Mushroom Risotto

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 Directions

In a heatproof bowl, combine the dried porcini mushrooms and boiling water. Soak for 20 minutes or until soft.

Preheat the oven to 180°C, 350°F, Gas 3. Place the chicken or vegetable stock, whichever you are using, in a saucepan over a medium-low heat and bring to just under a simmer.

Add the butter to a large saucepan or casserole dish with a lid, and place on a medium heat. Add the chopped onion and the chopped garlic and cook for 6-8 minutes until soft.

As the onion is cooking, drain the porcinis but reserve the soaking liquid. Roughly chop the porcinis and set aside, then strain the soaking liquid and add to the simmering stock. Season this liquid with salt and pepper.

Add the chopped porcinis to the onion and cook, stirring frequently, for 1-2 minutes. Next, stir in the risotto rice and cook for two minutes, stirring gently. Add in the white wine, stir and cook for 2-3 minutes until it has evaporated. Pour in the simmering stock, stir to combine, place a lid on top and put it into the oven. Cook for 10-12 minutes until just al dente.

Remove the risotto from the oven, add the grated Parmesan and cubes of butter, then use a wooden spoon to beat everything together. Stir in the marjoram or parsley, whichever you are using, lemon juice and mascarpone, if using.

Serve immediately with grated Parmesan on top.

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Odlums Honey & Oat Quick Bread

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Honey & Oat Quick Bread

CategoryBreads

Cook Time40-45 mins

What you need:

  • 200g/7oz Odlums Coarse Wholemeal Flour
  • 175g/6oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 50g/2oz Odlums Porridge Oats, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 level teaspoon Odlums Bread Soda
  • 250g carton Yoghurt
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 3 tablespoons Honey
  • 150ml/¼pt Milk

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5. Lightly grease a 900g/2lb loaf tin and sprinkle some oats inside the tin.
  2. Put the wholemeal flour, plain flour and oats into a large mixing bowl and mix well. Sieve in the bread soda and mix to combine.
  3. In a separate bowl beat together the yoghurt, egg, olive oil, honey and milk. Add to the dry ingredients and combine together gently until all dry ingredients are moistened.
  4. Transfer to the prepared tin and sprinkle the extras oats on top, then make a cut down the centre with a knife.
  5. Bake in a central position in the oven for 40-45 minutes until well risen and golden brown. Loaf is baked when tapping underneath produces a hollow sound.
  6. Turn onto a wire tray to cool. Delicious served warm with butter and a drizzle of honey.

Honey & Oat Quick Bread

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