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Vol-au-vent with celeriac and wild mushrooms

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Vol au vent

1 large red onion, cut into thin rings
1 tbs olive oil
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
3 tbs (50 ml) red wine
2 tbs raspberry vinegar
1 tbs ginger syrup from a jar of preserved ginger
alt and freshly ground black pepper
4 1/2 cups (1 l) vegetable broth
1/2 celeriac, peeled and cut into 1-inch (2-cm) chunks
14 ounces (400 g) wild mushrooms, cleaned and torn or cut into equal pieces
3 tbs (50 g) butter
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 onion, diced
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/3 cup (75 ml) crème fraîche
1/3 cup (75 ml) dry sherry or marsala wine
2 1/2 cups (300 g) all-purpose flour
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (150 g) butter
few drops of ice water
1 egg, beaten

  1. Make the compote first so that it can cool while you make the rest: Saute the onion in the oil over very low heat, and add the rosemary. When the onion is soft, add the wine, vinegar, and ginger syrup and season with salt and pepper. Simmer over low heat for another 15 minutes, until the ingredients are integrated. Set aside until ready to use.
  2. Make the filling: Bring the broth to a boil. Add the celeriac and simmer until tender. Drain, reserving the broth. Set aside. Quickly saute the mushrooms in half the butter over high heat. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Melt the remaining butter in a large pan over medium heat. Add the onion and saute until it begins to brown. Add the garlic and rosemary and saute for 2 minutes. Stir in the flour. Stir in the broth, cooking and stirring until the sauce is just thicker than yogurt. Stir in the crème fraîche and sherry. Cook the sauce until it’s thick. Stir in the celeriac and mushrooms.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Combine the flour and salt in a bowl and cut in the butter until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. Add a few drops of ice water to make a nice, smooth dough. Wrap it in plastic wrap and let it rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  5. Grease 6 small pie plates or 1 large pie plate. Roll out the dough on a well-floured surface to 1/4 inch (6 mm) thick. Line the pans with the dough and trim off the excess dough around the edges. Cut out some decorations from the remaining dough. I like to make stars. Keep the decorations under plastic wrap until ready to use. Fill the dough with the mushroom filling. Place the stars on the vol-au-vents and brush all with beaten egg. Bake the vol-au-vents about 25 minutes, until they’re golden brown. Serve with the compote and a green salad.

from Home Made Winter