Sunday, September 28, 2008

Baked Portabello Mushroom with Ham and Cheese

I started blogging in mid June 2006. No, it's not my Blog's aniversary post. It all started when I make friends with some mummies in a parenting forum and continued to chatting on MSN. We are still in contact and had recently met-up with one of them all the way from Dubai. :)

Anyway, I was just learning how to cook then and we often exchange pointers, err ... maybe me getting more cooking pointers out from them. :P I was tried replicating the particular dish I had from the Cafe from Borders I had years ago and was chatting about it with my friends.

It occurred to me that it would be so much easier if I had it record down (somewhere) so anyone who is interested can see it. ( I didn't know it's blogging then. hehehe ...) Then one of friends told me to try MSN Space which was giving me lots of problems after 3 months and I decided to move 'house' to Multiply and I got all my friends to start blogging there too. And that started the blogging craze in my little circle of online friends. I moved 'house' 3 months later to Blogger and settled down here in December 2006.

Well, that's my (food) blogging history and that dish that started all these is ... Baked Portabello Mushroom with Ham and Cheese. I'm posting this dish and some of the other 'older' dishes later with the little changes I made in cooking them. If you have not been cooking a particular dish you once loved, maybe it's time to heat up your wok and surprise your family with the familiar taste.  

  • 1 Portabello Mushroom (I'm using medium sized here)
  • 2 teaspoon Butter
  • 1/2 slice Ham, cut into 3 or able to fit mushroom
  • 1/2 slice Cheese
  • Parsley Flakes (optional)
How to do it:
  1. Remove stalk from mushroom and clean it with a damp cloth.
  2. Spread some butter on the cap of the mushroom abd put the rest on the underside. If you have butter spray, use that instead.
  3. Put the mushroom with underside up.
  4. Bake in preheated oven at 180C for 2 minutes.
  5. Turn the mushroom around and continue bake for another 1 minutes.
  6. Turn the mushroom underside up again and place ham on it and spread a little butter on the top ham. If the mushroom is to dry add more butter.
  7. Bake for a 1 minute.
  8. Top with cheese and continue baking till cheese melts.
  9. Remove and top with parsley flakes if you like.
  10. Serve immediately.


  1. Wokkingmum,
    You only started learning to cook in 2006? Wow! You're such a great cook now!:)

  2. Wahh... nice dish!

    You're such talented leh...

  3. so nice ... I like everything with cheese... especially with my fave mushrooms hehe ;D

  4. i truly love how food blogging led me to meet great friends too!

    the mushroom looks great! let me try once when i have the heart to spend HK$36 for a pack of portobello mushrooms ^_^

  5. Kok,
    Err, if you consider frying eggs and cooking instant noodles cooking then I started long ago. :P Otherwise, yeah, around 2006. :) Thanks. I'm still learning to do better.


    Wonderful Life,
    Thanks for the compliment.

    Yeah! My favourite too!

    Mochachocolata Rita,
    Yay, that how wonderful the Internet is. :)
    Haha ... hope it will be on sale soon. :)

  6. Very nice... I just tried it. Put some teriyaki sauce instead of butter.

  7. Miso,
    Terikayi Sauce? I gotta try that. Thanks!

  8. just to add to ur recipe,

    i like to use parmesan and mozzarella cheese together with the ham slices.. gives it an interesting texture! like eating pizza!