On May 18, 1949, musician Rick Wakeman was born in Perivale, Middlesex, England. While he is probably best known for his work in Yes, he has also produced a number solo works. In honor of his birthday, enjoy this recipe for scalloped mushrooms from Middlesex. The recipe comes from Pot-Luck, British Home Cookery, by May (Clarissa Gillington) Byron (1914).
Put the mushrooms into a saucepan with fresh butter, chopped parsley, shalots, and a few mushrooms, also chopped up; moisten them from time to time, with a little butter and water, mixed with flour, and stew them gently for about half an hour, then put them into scallop-shells or a dish, covered with crumbs of bread. Put them over a charcoal fire for a short time, and brown with a salamander.