Yield: 4 servings
|150 grams||Brown long grain rice; cooked|
|2 \N||Shallots; chopped|
|1 \N||Garlic clove; crushed|
|1 \N||Leek; finely chopped|
|150 grams||Fresh ceps|
|100 grams||Parsnips; peeled and grated|
|1 tablespoon||Fresh thyme; chopped|
|4 \N||Basil leaves; chopped|
|150 grams||Fresh white breadcrumbs|
|50 grams||Chestnuts; chopped|
|100 grams||Vegetarian Cheddar cheese; grated|
|2 \N||Eggs; beaten|
|450 grams||Prepared puff pastry|
|150 grams||Button onions or shallots|
|75 grams||Chestnuts; prepared|
|300 millilitres||Vegetable stock|
|50 grams||Butter; unsalted|
|1 tablespoon||Brown sugar|
|100 millilitres||White wine|
|50 grams||Redcurrants; stalks removed|
|3 tablespoons||Vegetable oil|
In a separate pan heat the butter, shallots and garlic and cook for 5 minutes over a low heat until softened. Raise the heat and add the ceps, parsnips and herbs. Saute for 5-7 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.
In a clean bowl, combine the vegetables, rice, breadcrumbs, cheese, eggs and chestnuts. Season to taste and add a pinch of nutmeg. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pastry to a rectangle about 3mm thick. Trim to 45cmx30cm and cut into six squares, each measuring about 15cm square.
Place a ball of the rice mixture in the centre of each pastry square and brush the remaining area with a little beaten egg.
Carefully fold the four corner points of the pastry into the centre and seal the edges. Roll out the pastry trimmings and top each parcel with pastry leaves or a simple circle to enclose the inner filling.
Brush the exterior of each parcel with beaten egg and leave in the fridge until ready to bake. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden. For the garnish, heat the oil until hot, add the onions and colour until brown, add the chestnuts and sugar and caramelise together. Pour in the wine and Madeira and bring to the boil.
Add the vegetable stock and reduce the heat, simmer until the onions and chestnuts are cooked, finish with the butter. Add the redcurrants, adjust seasoning and cordon around the baked douillion.
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