Tuscan soup with saffron milk caps

Tuscan soup with saffron milk caps

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From
Complete Mushroom Book
Serves
4
Photographer
Alastair Hendy

The original Tuscan dish is made with ceps, but the addition of the saffron milk caps, with their nuttiness and colour, makes it new and interesting. Both mushrooms are freely and freshly available in autumn, but should you have only the saffron milk caps, then you can add the ubiquitous dried ceps for flavouring. In this case, increase the amount of saffron milk caps to 600g.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
500g saffron milk caps
200g fresh ceps
or 40g dried ceps, soaked in warm water for 30 minutes
4 garlic cloves
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
400g tomato pulp
600ml Basic stock, hot
4 slices bread, toasted
6 basil leaves, torn
60g parmesan or pecorino cheese, freshly grated
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste

Method

  1. Clean the fresh mushrooms thoroughly and slice them finely. Rinse the dried ceps (if using) and save their soaking water.
  2. Chop 3 of the garlic cloves and put in a pan to fry in 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. When they start to colour (but not too much), add the tomato pulp and, if fresh, cook for 10–15 minutes (less for canned). Add the mushrooms, stock and soaking water and cook until the mushrooms are tender, about 8–10 minutes. Check for salt and pepper.
  3. Rub the remaining garlic clove gently over each slice of toast and brush with olive oil. Add the basil to the soup and cook for 1 minute. Place the toasts in 4 deep plates and cover with soup, dividing the ingredients evenly. Add the grated cheese and serve.
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