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  1. 10" tart Raw rice - for weighting shell

  2. 2 cups 474ml Sercial Madeira

  3. 1 cup 62g / 2 1/5oz Finely-chopped onion

  4. 3 tablespoons 45ml Unsalted butter

  5. 1 lb 454g / 16oz Morel mushrooms - chopped fine

  6. 2 lbs 908g / 32oz Cultured mushrooms

  7. 1 teaspoon 5ml Dried thyme - (to 2 tspns) - crumbled

  8. 4 oz 113g Cream cheese Salt - to taste Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste

  9. 2 Eggs - beaten lightly (large)

  10. 2 cups 474ml Milk

  11. 2 Enoki-dake mushrooms - bottom

  12. 2" cut off And discarded, for garnish, (available at Some markets & specialty produce markets) Fresh lemon juice - for brushing the Enoki-dake mushrooms Chives or scallions greens - cut into long Julienne strips for garnish

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  1. Recipe Instructions Roll the dough into a round 1/8-inch-thick on a floured surface and fit it into a 10-inch tart pan with a removable fluted rim. Prick the bottom of the shell lightly and chill the shell for 1 hour. Line the shell with wax paper, fill the paper with the rice, and bake the shell in the lower third of a preheated 400 degree oven for 15 minutes. Remove the rice and paper carefully and bake the shell for 5 minutes more, or until it is golden. In a large skillet cook the onion in the butter over moderately-low heat, stirring, until it is softened, add the morels and fresh cultivated mushrooms, and cook the mixture, stirring, until the liquid the mushrooms give off is evaporated. Add the Madeira, the thyme, and cook the mixture, stirring, until the liquid is evaporated. Add the cream cheese and salt and pepper to taste, cook the mixture, stirring, until the cream cheese is melted, and let it cool. Stir in the eggs and the milk and pour the mixture into the tart shell. Arrange the enoki-dake decoratively along the edge of the tart, brush them with the lemon juice, and bake the tart in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 to 45 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean. Let the tart cool in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes and remove the rim carefully. Transfer the tart to a platter and garnish it with the chives. This recipe yields 12 hors d'oeuvre servings.


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