Porcini Mushrooms, also known as ‘ceps’ or ‘penny bun’, are considered to be amongst the finest eating mushrooms and are highly valued by chefs and gourmets! They have an umami flavour reminiscent of pork, hence their Italian name which also means "little pigs". Their strong, nutty flavour imbues dishes with richness and depth. It is a secret arsenal for many - But we get asked a lot “How do I use Porcini Powder?” So we thought we would come up with some helpful tips and recipes for how to use or delicious Porcini Powder.
Add Porcini powder to stock when making risotto for a deep rich flavour. We used Porcini and vegetable bouillon when making our Butternut Squash and Kale Risotto. The sweetness of the roasted squash really complimented the umami tones of the mushrooms!
Mix porcini powder into short crust pastry dough. Sieve the powder in with the flour and knead as normal! We think this would work well with our Gluten-Free Summer quiche!
3. Cheese on Toast
Forget Worcestershire Sauce! Porcini mushroom powder is now your condiment of choice. Sprinkle porcini powder onto grilled cheese-on-toast for an out-of-this-world flavour explosion. Cheese has never tasted this good!
Sprinkle into homemade gravy to enhance the flavour of the meat! If you are making vegetarian gravy, adding the porcini powder will give it a more earthy authentic gravy taste!
Check out this vegan-friendly gravy here.
Take 3 teaspoons of porcini powder and mix with enough cold water to form a paste. Use this as a super-fast, super tasty marinade for meat, vegetables or cheese! We love this Porcini-rubbed steak recipe!
Add porcini powder to pasta dough to create savoury flavoursome pasta! Top with wild mushroom sauce to maximise the mushroom flavour – perfect for die-hard mushroom enthusiasts! We love this home-made porcini fettuccini with creamy wild mushroom sauce
Create a gift set of flavoured salts! We love the idea of Porcini-flavoured salts! This recipe shows you how to make several different salt flavours including Smoked paprika, Porcini, Celery and curry salts!
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