Foraged Mushroom Flan
An unseasonably wet February has meant the early arrival of field mushrooms.
I used these wild field and button mushrooms (Agaricus) to make a simple flan - the trick is to use organic good quality flour (I used Ceres BioGro wholemeal roller flour) and a good quality cheese (I used Whitestone Cheese Co Aged Airedale & Totara Tasty).
The golden rule when harvesting wild mushrooms is to use a good app for identification and remember: "There are OLD mycologists and BOLD mycologists, but very few OLD & BOLD mycologists!
3 C wholemeal flour
3/4 C extra virgin olive oil
3/4 C warm water
1 teaspoon salt
Mix together and knead before rolling out thinly on baking paper.
Place on tray and completely cover with sliced mushrooms and a few lugs of extra virgin olive oil.
Top with thin slices of tasty cheese (150-180g) & chopped fresh or dried sage/thyme.
Bake in a moderate/hot oven for approx 30 min.