Dried Mushrooms

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romaine ahern

Dried Mushrooms

Hi, I use several recipes that have dried mushrooms amongst their ingredients. Some a mix of mushrooms, some specific such as porcini. I follow the guidelines soaking carefully for the specified time but without fail I find that the mushrooms in the finished dish are rubberly, more or less tasteless, and take away rather than add to the dish. I have purchased expensive and more reasonably priced ones but the results are always the same. Any thoughts or experiences you can share?

Thank you very much

Romaine

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Yummy

Dried Mushrooms

Like you Romaine, I bought a packet of dried Porcini for a recipe, found them inedible after following the re-hydration instructions and virtually tasteless. Needless to say they were never used again and sat in the cupboard until I chucked them out! Perhaps their is a knack to the process which eluded us ??

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Rasdora

Dried mushrooms

I use them frequently. They need to be soaked for a good half hour in hot water and then finely chopped before adding to stews, rag&"249;s, sauces etc. The soaking water should be strained and used as well as it contains a lot of flavour. Better luck next time!

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Lindsey, Food Editor

Dried Porcini

We like these ones....

http://www.camisa.co.uk/porcini-mushrooms

 
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