1 cup mushrooms
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp garlic
1 tbsp shallots
2 oz herbs (chives and/or parsley)
2 oz white wine
Salt to taste
1. First, make the "compound butter," which is much easier than it sounds. Take regular butter and let it soften, then mix in some of your minced garlic and any fresh herbs of your choice — thinly sliced rosemary, chives, or parsley work well with this recipe.
2. Spread the herbed butter onto any sort of fresh, crusty bread, like a baguette. Put this into the oven on low heat, and toast until the butter has melted and the bread is nice and crunchy.
3. While it's toasting, prep your mushrooms. Use fresh mushrooms from the grocery store or local farmer's market (make sure to ask which mushrooms are in season) and cut them into small pieces. Braise them in a pan with a splash of white wine and heavy cream, along with the remaining garlic and shallots.
4. Once you've created a creamy mushroom spread, pour over the crunchy, buttered toast and enjoy!