Thursday, January 14, 2010

Mmmmm Mmmmm Good

When it looks like this outside, I think soup.


The lineup.


I love cauliflower and this soup is outstanding. First, chop up all the cauliflower.


Peel 3 carrots.


Slice them.


And dice them.


Then take 3 stalks of celery.


Slice it. I always use the leafy tops too.


Dice the celery.


Take one large onion.


Cut it in half and slice it like this.


Then dice it.


Scoop it into a bowl.


Melt one stick of butter in a heavy large pot.


Add the onion, stir it around and cook it for a few minutes.


Then throw in the carrots and celery.


Stir this around for a few minutes.


Then add all of the cauliflower.


Mix this all together.


Then cover and simmer for about 20 minutes.


Then stir in two quarts of chicken stock. Continue to cook over medium heat.


In another heavy pot, put another stick of butter and melt it over medium heat.


While the butter is melting, measure out 4 cups of whole milk.


Add 3/4 of a cup of flour.


Whisk to combine.


When the butter has melted, add the flour/milk mixture and whisk until smooth.


Continue to cook and whisk occasionally until this thickens.


Meanwhile, take out some chicken demi-glace.


Add about a 1/4 cup to the cauliflower mixture.


The white sauce should just be starting to thicken.


Add a cup of half and half to it.


Pour the white sauce right into the cauliflower mixture.


Add 3 bay leaves.


Sprinkle with about 2 teaspoons of salt. You can taste it later and adjust the seasoning. Let this simmer for about 20 minutes.


Then sprinkle a bunch of chopped fresh parsley into the soup.


Stir it all around to blend.


Before serving, put a heaping tablespoon of sour cream on the bottom of a soup bowl.


Oops....forgot to add some fresh ground pepper.


Ladle the steaming soup right on top of the sour cream.


Mix the hot soup with the sour cream until blended.


Wow....this is good soup.

17 comments:

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

If it wasn´t for the cauliflower I would say Yummi :-) I can´t stand cauliflower, but one can always change that to Broccoli :-)
Have a great day now!
Christer.

Yalco said...

This sounds incredible! I can almost smell it from here. Love a pot of homemade soup on a cold and snowy day. Will keep this in mind for the near future. Thanks for sharing!

Rue said...

Any kind of soup hits the spot on these cold days - just reading you post warms me up!

Pricilla said...

I make mine creamed and in a very different way. But since we garden now and don't grow enough for soup I haven't had it in a couple of years :(

William Bezek said...

Pretty much anything with 2 sticks of butter, half and half, and some sour cream is good...on second thought why bother with vegetables. Ha Ha Ha!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

My Gawd, that's a lotta cauliflower! Looks pretty yummy, I must admit.

The Frog Queen said...

Oh, that sounds so good. Once again....why do I think I am always starving after I read your blog posts! :D

Cheers!

Autumnforest said...

Oh boy! That's a huge winner! I adore cauliflower and I can nearly smell it right now.

Touchatou said...

Miammmmmmm I love califlower soup. ;)

Your lineup looks like a rabbit ! lollll

Suzie said...

Yummmmmy!! Do you deliver? Never mind. .it's worth the trip to pick some up. :-)

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

wow, yummy!

Stuff On My Blog said...

OH MY GAWD I have died and gone to heaven... It's not really an artery killer if you don't eat it every day right? And the veggies make up for the butter & half & half? *looks hopeful* LOL

Light and Shadow Studio said...

Wow, I swear I can taste it! Visiting your blog is like a smorgasbord for the senses. I am now going to have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

jenn said...

thank you for becoming a follower and i just clicked to follow you :o)

this soup looks delightful :o)

Bridgett said...

I believe it! It looks magnificent!

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boo

AkasaWolfSong said...

Yummmy! I love cauliflower soup...we make our a little differently but basically the same. I had never thought of the dollop of sour cream and will definitely try that one out next time I make it! :)

Thanks for sharing this recipe with us!

Cheryll said...

This looks amazing! I love soup.