Mushroom Consomme with Morels and Pastry "Hats"

240 mins (prep 40)
9 ingredients
makes 6 (first course) servings
Paul Bocuse believes a great chef will invent only two dishes in his entire career; his own truffle soup with pastry "hats" will forever be known as his signature creation. Our version retains all the theater of the billowy dome of puff pastry and the richness of the flavors but substitutes mushroom consommé laced with morels and snips of fresh chives for the opulence of truffles and foie gras.

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  • 2 pounds white mushrooms, finely chopped (preferably in a food processor)
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 quarts cold water
  • 2 tablespoons 1-inch pieces fresh chives
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 3/4 ounce dried morels (about 3/4 cup)
  • 3/4 cup sercial madeira
  • 1 pound frozen all-butter puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 whole large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • equipment: 6 deep (16-to 18-ounces) ovenproof bowls (4 to 4 1/2 inches across the top) such as “lion’s head” bowls; a round template 1 1/2 inches larger than diameter of tops of bowls


Serving Size (258.42 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 474.07 Calories from Fat 263.88
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29.32g 270.62%
Saturated Fat 7.37g 220.97%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 197.28mg 49.32%
Total Carbohydrate 39.79g 79.59%
Dietary Fiber 2.65 g 63.5%
Sugars 3.84 g %
Protein 10.21g 122.54%
Vitamin A 0.76IU% Vitamin C 3.18mg%
Calcium 14.76mg% Iron 2.77mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
medium onions, cold water, fresh chives, boiling water, dried, frozen, large egg, whole, large egg yolk