Saturday, October 16, 2010

Hot Mushroom Turnovers

When I was growing up my mom had an entire repertoire of recipes that were strictly "for company,"and when company came to dinner you always knew you were in for a treat.

Although I often had to wait until the next day to sample whatever goodies were left over, my mom always managed to save me a little of everything. Of all the wonderful things she would put together, these tasty morsels of yumminess remain among my favourite food memories.

To me, this is what the sharing of food is really about; creating memories, and putting the love you have for family and friends into every bite.

Hot Mushroom Turnovers
For printable recipe click HERE

Ingredients:
Dough:
  • 1 - 8 oz.(250 g) softened cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) flour
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) softened butter
Filling:
  • 1 lb. (500 g) mushrooms, minced
  • 1 large onion, minced
  • 3 Tbsp. (45 mL) butter
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) sour cream
  • 1/4 tsp. (1 mL) thyme or herbes de provence (I use herbes de provence but either is good)
  • 1/2 tsp. (2 mL) salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
Instructions:
  1. To prepare dough, blend all ingredients in a mixer, then form into a ball. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. To prepare filling, saute mushrooms and onion in margarine. When cooked add sour cream, thyme and salt.
  3. Roll dough out to 1/4 ' (1 cm) thickness. Cut in 3' (7cm) circles. Fill with 1 tsp. (6 mL) filling, drained slightly.

















4. Brush edges with egg. Fold and seal by pressing edge with a fork. Pierce top in 2 or 3 places. Brush top with egg.
















5. Bake at 400F (200C) for 10-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Yields 24.

If having a dinner party, these can be made the day before, just cover with saran wrap, and refrigerate. Brush with egg white before baking and serve hot.



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Author:

Lyndsay Wells is a professional trainer, writer, and program developer with a passion for food and cooking. She is an award winning recipe developer, and a website ambassador for Kraft Foods Canada. Lyndsay believes cooking should be approachable and easy and has great tips and ideas for putting together sophisticated looking dishes that cooks of all levels can accomplish.

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2 comments:

  1. Those look like heaven in dough!! I forget how great your cooking blog is and am glad to be back here again. Let me go peruse the previous posts!

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  2. Thanks Mel - nice to see you and welcome back :-)

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