Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 3 Garlic cloves - smashed (medium)

  2. 1/3 cup 78ml Olive oil

  3. 1/2 oz 14g Dried porcini mushrooms

  4. 1/2 cup 118ml Boiling water

  5. 1 lb 454g / 16oz White bread slices

  6. 2 lbs 908g / 32oz Leeks - chopped (small)

  7. 1/2 lb 227g / 8oz Mushroom pieces

  8. 4 oz 113g Shiitake mushroom - (caps only), diced

  9. 2 cups 474ml Chicken stock

  10. 1 section Thyme

  11. 1 Bay leaf

  12. 1 1/2 cups 355ml Heavy cream

  13. 4 cups 792g / 27oz Eggs (large)

  14. 2 tablespoons 30ml Unsalted butter - melted

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Recipe Instructions in small bowl combine smashed garlic and olive oil and let stand for 1 hr. soak dried porchini in the boiling water until soft (c.

  2. minutes.) drain and reserve liquid. preheat oven to 400? and lightly brush bread slices w/ all but 1 Tbs of butter and reserving the garlic. toast for c.

  3. minutes. then rub w/ reserved garlic cloves. lower oven to 375?. In a large heavy skillet (cast iron preferred) heat the remaining garlic oil, add leeks, and cover over moderate heat stirring occasionally until softened. Add the shitake and white and porchini mushrooms and season w/ salt and pepper. cook for c.

  4. minutes. or until mushrooms are tender. add chicken stock and porchini juices (do not add grit from bottom of juices) and cream and simmer gently for 5 minutes. In a separate bowl lightly whisk together the eggs then gradually add mushroom cream. then strain off the liquid reserving it for later use. Generously grease a large oval gratin or glass bowl. Tear the garlic rubbed toasts into 1/2 inch bits and transfer half of them to the bowl. pour half of the mushroom cream over the top of bread and stir until soaked. spoon the mushroom leek mixture over the bread and the remaining bread bits to the remaining cream mixture. and sirr until soaked. spoon over top of mushroom leek layer. Brush top of bread pudding w/ the melted butter and bake in upper third of oven for c.

  5. minutes. or until knife inserted in center is hot to the touch. heat the broiler and broil for 2 minutes. until well browned on top.


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