Last week when Feed52 presented the article "Mushrooms Turn Bacon: A Vegan's Delight", I was fascinated. Mushrooms that taste like bacon?...That can't be! I did some research and found a video that used Shitake mushrooms in place of the hard to find Trumpets. I made them and found them pretty satisfying, and so added them to this bread pudding. (The "k" is intentional) —inpatskitchen
6 to 8 depending on whether serving as a side or light entree
For the Bakon?!?!
extra virgin olive oil
For the Pudding
cubed bread cut from a stale baguette (approximately 18" long)
Large sweet onion, peeled halved and then thinly sliced
sliced mixed mushrooms (I used Baby Bella, Shitake and Oyster)
clove minced garlic
fresh thyme leaves
half and half
The previously made Bakon?!?! pieces torn up a little
I think I get my love for food and cooking from my mom, who was an amazing cook. She would start baking and freezing a month before Christmas in order to host our huge open house on Christmas afternoon. I watched and I learned...to this day I try not to procrastinate when it comes to entertaining.
My cooking style is pretty much all over the place, although I'm definitely partial to Greek and Italian cuisine. Oh yes, throw a little Cajun in there too!