Thursday, 28 May 2015

Thermomix: mushroom pate

This was nice.  My daughter, who loves mushroom pate, said it was nicer than the expensive kind you can buy.  She ate a lot and took the rest home.  Success!!

I used five ordinary mushrooms and four chestnut mushrooms
a splash of oil and a knob of unsalted butter
about 1/3 tsp lazy garlic puree
a pinch of salt
some parsley
about 1/4 pot of soft cheese
about 40g unsalted butter

Toss the wiped mushrooms, the oil and the knob of butter into the bowl and zizz at 6 for a few moments.
Cook on 100, speed 2 for about 2 to 3 mins (it doesn't take long to heat up).
Add the garlic and the parsley and cook at 100, speed 2 for about four minutes.
Take the bowl off the base and allow the contents to cool a bit.
Add the soft cheese and the butter, replace the bowl and zizz it all together on 6 until it is the consistence you want.  Scrape down the sides from time to time.
At this point it is quite 'runny' but will set as the butter and cheese cool.  Scrape it all into a dish, smooth down the top, cover and chill in the fridge.

I think a bit of nutmeg would be nice or a bit of chilli.  You could add black pepper or change the herb to thyme or oregano.


  1. Sounds delicious! (and very low carb as a bonus for me)Without a thermomix I'd have to tweak to work it out, but I'm bookmarking it!

  2. Oooh - so sorry, I will post the conventional method as well.
    J x