These are not your average retro mushroom vol-au-vents, but rather bite-sized canapes, made with bread as the base, tasty chestnut mushrooms, fresh thyme, crème fraîche and gruyère cheese. Just the perfect go-to drinks party food. 

Makes 12 


1 tbsp butter 

250g chestnut mushrooms, cleaned and thinly sliced 

1 tbsp crème fraîche 

3-4 tbsp fresh thyme leaves, finely chopped 

12 slices of thin sliced white sandwich bread 

butter, for spreading 

4 tbsp Tracklements Caramelised Onion Marmalade 

100g grated gruyère or cheddar 


1. Preheat the oven to 220°C/gas mark 7 

2. In a frying pan, heat the tbsp of butter, add the mushrooms and stir until the moisture has evaporated and the mushrooms ae golden. Turn off the heat, stir in the crème fraiche 

3. Add all but a sprinkling of thyme and chill the mixture in the fridge 

4. Cut 8cm circles out of the bread with a biscuit cutter (or a glass or a jam jar). Spread butter on one side of the circle and put it, butter side down, in a tartlet tin so that the bread creates a base and sides of the tartlet 

5. Add a small teaspoon of Caramelised Onion Marmalade to each tartlet, top with the mushroom mixture top and a sprinkling of grated cheese 

6. Bake for 10-15 mins until golden and bubbling. Sprinkle over the rest of the thyme and serve hot or cold 

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