October 07, 2009

Mushroom sauce & I'm back for good...

After some time of neglecting my blog, which had lots of reasons (my trip to Poland, surgery after which I'm still recovering and didn't have a strength to stand in the kitchen and cook or bake). Anyway, I'm back for good now and full of new ideas, with some new cooking books on my shelf and very eager to share all that with you.

This mushroom sauce was actually made by my Dad, back at home. As it's mushroom's season there right now, mushrooms are everywhere and in quite reasonable price. We (Polish ;) ) love our mushrooms - pickled, fried, dried, sauce, soup, in a scrambled egg etc. Of course there's nothing better that your own hand picked mushrooms, but sometimes it's not possible so... you just go to the market and buy some. This mushroom sauce is great with plain mash, pearl barley, buckwheat, potato pancakes or courgette cakes (and that's what we had). I believe that each family has their own version of a mushroom sauce, this one is very simple and delicious, so I hope you'll try it!

P.S. Just remember when you're hand picking your mushrooms - go with someone who knows mushrooms very well or... it can end badly for you. Mushrooms can be very poisonous and you have to be careful with them!

How to make it...

- fresh wild mushrooms (boletes, king boletes, bay boletes etc.)
- 1 big onion, chopped
- salt, pepper
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 2 tablespoons plain flour

Wash your mushrooms (you don't have to peal them) cut them and boil for few minutes. You don't have to boil them for long time, just so they will become soft. Drain and put aside. In a big pot melt the butter and fry the onion. Add mushrooms and stir well. Season to taste with some salt and pepper. If you like you can add some herbs too. Cove with water (just to cover the mushrooms) and boil. Put the flour into a mug and add few tablespoons of water. Mix very well till the flour is well incorporated. Add the flour mixture into the sauce and stir. You have to stir carefully so no lumps will have a chance t form. Wait till everything starts to boil and boil for few minutes on a low heat (be careful not to burn your sauce). Serve hot with your choice of kasha or something you like.


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