Mushroom Squares

These simple mushroom squares are a great alternative to the traditional pie or quiche.
By Maya Moscovich

Mushroom Squares

There are many combinations and options for a veggie pie or quiche, but  sometimes you feel like making something a bit different.

Mushroom Squares before cutting

While thinking about dinner for the family that will not consist of the traditional dishes we usually have, I came up with this great recipe for baked mushroom squares. It was tested, tasted, and it’s really good so I decided to share:

Mushroom Squares
 
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These simple mushroom squares are a great alternative to the traditional pie or quiche.
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Recipe Type: Entree
Serves: 12 squares
Ingredients
Base:
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 (3.5 Ounces) grams butter– melted
Topping:
  • 8 Medium- Large Mushrooms (Champignon) - sliced
  • ½ onion – chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dry basil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons grated/ cubed cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3-4 tablespoons cream cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C)
  2. Combine base ingredients and place in fridge for about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Spread on 24cm (9.5 inch) round baking pan (layered with baking paper) and bake for 20 minutes preheated oven – until golden. When base is ready, remove from oven and let cool. In the meantime, prepare the topping.
  4. Stir-fry the mushrooms and chopped onion over medium heat. Add dry basil, salt and pepper and remove from heat when onion and mushrooms soften.
  5. Place mushroom mix in a bowl and add the eggs, bread crumbs and grated cheese – stir well until fully combined.
  6. Spread the cream cheese over the cooled base.
  7. Pour the mushroom mix on top of the base (already with cream cheese on it) and spread evenly.
  8. Place in preheated oven for about 30 minutes until golden brown and firm when you touch it.
  9. Cut into square bars and serve.
Notes
You can utilize a a 24cm (9.5 inch) round cake pan or an equivalent square pan.

Maya Moscovich

Being born and raised in Israel, Mayas nutrition always consisted of food that’s spiced well, light on the stomach and includes a lot of vegetables, fruits and olive oil. Now residing in Halifax, Nova Scotia, she is on a quest to reconnect with the food traditions of her home country.

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