What you need
One or two handful (15 - 20g) of dried mushrooms
What you do
Measure the amount of water your ice cube tray takes. In the case
shown above it is 300ml. Mix wine and lukewarm water to the appropriate
amount and soak for 1 1/2 hrs.
How to use the cubes
Example 1: Take two ice cubes put into saucepan and add 200ml of cream simmer until about a third of the liquid has evaporated. Add salt or a bit more vegetable stock to taste. You now have a delicious lightly flavoured mushroom sauce you can use on rice (fantastic on dry Basmati) or pasta. For a stronger taste (for meat) add one cube. The amount of sauce, approx. 200ml, is sufficient for two to four people. As I said in the book there is a lot of leeway in these recipes. If you feel the amount of sauce is not sufficient add cream and an aditional cube.
Example 2: Just let two cubes melt on rice or pasta for two to four people and stir before serving. Add salt to taste. Practically no calories (in the cubes) and delicious light taste of mushroom. For a stronger taste add one cube more.