1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6.
2. Arrange the mushroom caps on an oiled baking tray.
3. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the bacon and fry until crisp and golden. Add the chopped mushroom stalks to the bacon and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the spinach and sliced garlic and sauté for 1–2 minutes. Add the breadcrumbs, basil and parsley. Season to taste.
4. Spoon the bacon and spinach stuffing into the mushrooms. Bake in the preheated oven for 8–10 minutes, until crisp and golden. Serve immediately on crostini with a green salad.
Eat Like An Italian
Catherine Fulvio of Ballyknocken House & Cookery School, has a new book available now 'Eat Like An Italian: Recipes for the Good Life', published by Gill & Macmillan at £19.99, which provides lots of information and tips on how to adapt to a more leisurely lifestyle and incorporate the Italian food rules. Find out more about Catherine Fulvio at www.ballyknocken.com.