Food & Drink
by Aspect County

Bruschettas with mushrooms, sweet-and-sour apple sauce and Parma Ham

Porcini mushroom season has finally arrived and with it hundreds of delicious recipes. Commonly known as penny bun” in the UK, these fine mushrooms with meaty texture and earthy fragrance give a deep, woodsy flavour to a variety of plates. These Italian bruschettas featuring Parma Ham and tasty Porcini mushrooms are a great option for autumn celebrations. This recipes serves 4 people.

100g sliced Parma Ham
4 apples
70g white vinegar
30g sugar
5g maize starch
1 clove of garlic
2 fresh Porcini mushrooms, sliced
• Bay leaf
• White wine
• Oil
• Butter
• Salt
• Pepper

To start preparing the Porcini mushrooms, brown a clove of crushed garlic and a bay leaf in a frying pan with oil. Then, add the sliced Porcini mushrooms and cook for about 7 minutes before dousing with wine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

To cook the sauce, start by peeling and dicing the apples. Put them in a frying pan with caster sugar, butter, salt and pepper and cook for 10 minutes. After, add the vinegar and allow it to evaporate. When the apples are nice and soft, add the startch and stir.

To make the bruschettas, cut the slices of bread in halves, arrange them on a tin covered with baking paper, grease and toast them in hot oven.

Take out of the oven and top each slice with the sweet-and-sour apple sauce, the mushrooms and a slice of Parma Ham.

To add the final touch, garnish with bay leaf and serve.