Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

Creamy Mushrooms in vol au vent shells - perfect as a starter or as a side dish. Taken from Popular French Cooking by Mary Berry 1972 edition.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. If you would rather not make the pastry you can purchase Vol au Vent shells and can skip the first several steps.
  2. Roll the pastry out to 1/4 inches thick on a well floured board.
  3. Cut six 3 inches circles with a pastry cutter. Make a smaller cut 1/4 " inside each case all around but do not cut all the way through.
  4. Place on ungreased baking tray and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  5. Brush the tops of the cases with the egg and water glaze and bake at 400 degree for 20 minutes or until well risen and golden.
  6. Cool on a wire rack then carefully remove the lids with a sharp knife and scoop out any uncooked mixture.
  7. Filling.
  8. melt the butter in a skillet and add the sliced mushrooms. Cover and cook for 2 minutes.
  9. Blend in the flour and cook for 1 minute.
  10. Blend in the milk, bring to a boil then lower to a simmer for 2 minutes.
  11. Season well with salt and pepper.
  12. Fill the prepared cases with the filling, replace the lids and return to a 400 degree oven for another 10 - 15 minutes. Be careful they do not burn.
  13. prep time includes making the shells.


Most Helpful

These are wonderful little bundles of goodness!!! Fast and easy to make. I did add some herbage....thyme, about 1 tsp. I made these for a friend for her birthday. Thank you for sharing. Made these for ZWT5 Zingo for The GroovyGastroGnomes.

luvcook'n June 14, 2009

This is most definitely a 10 star recipe. We LOVED these tasty little bundles!!! I did saute a little garlic in the butter (we are garlic freaks). These also make a great presentation especially when you want to impress your guests. Very nice, K9 Owned...can't wait to make them again.

Merlot December 10, 2009

Loved this recipe! Well worth the work involved to make a wonderful side dish for the mushroom lovers in my family. Thank you for another wonderful recipe K9Owned! ZWT5

Thymestudio June 11, 2009

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