First, prepare each cep by wiping it with a damp cloth. Remove the spongy section carefully, with a spoon, and discard. Cut out the stalk, chop it finely, and put it to one side.
Melt the butter in a heavy pan, add the garlic, onion, bacon, and chopped mushroom stalks, and cook gently, until they are well softened but not brown (about 5 minutes). Add the breadcrumbs and parsley, and stir thoroughly for 1 minute. Remove from the heat, and allow to cool slightly before stirring in the cream. Pile the mixture into the ceps, place them in a greased shallow baking dish, and bake them in a 220°C (425°F, Mark 7) oven for about 25 minutes.
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