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1. Heat a cast iron griddle pan to a medium heat, butter both sides of the baguette (cut on the diagonal) and fry on the griddle until golden brown, turn over and repeat on the other side. Put to one side and keep warm in a very low oven.
2. Clean mushrooms with either a small brush or under cold water to remove any grit. If washing with water do not allow the mushrooms to soak up excess water. Cut the mushrooms in half, or if large mushrooms cut to the size of half a button mushroom.
3.Heat a large heavy based frying pan until very hot, add a knob of butter, crushed garlic and the wild mushrooms.
4. When the mushrooms are nearly cooked add the white wine, cook until the wine has reduced to nothing, add the cream and reduce to sauce consistency. Add chives and season with salt & pepper to taste.
5. Place wild mushrooms on the griddled toast and serve with fresh roquette or green salad.
Makes a lovely lunch, or you could do a smaller portion for a starter.
Needs to be cooked to order, mushrooms can be cleaned ahead of time.
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