Friday, December 27, 2013

Mushroom Soup

 Mmmmmm...mushroom soup.  Ever since I was a little girl I have loved it.  I can even eat the canned kind.

 I prefer homemade though and it is so easy to make.  Just slice up a pound or so of mushrooms.

 Put them in  a pot with 6 cups of chicken stock and a sliced onion. I can get mushroom powder here so I add a couple teaspoons of it for a richer flavor.  I also had mushroom bouillon and added 3 tablespoons of it to the pot.

 Bring it to a boil and then simmer it until the mushrooms and onions are cooked. Remove it to a blender and blend until smooth.

 In the same pot, melt a few tablespoons of butter.

 Add 1/4 cup of flour.

 Some salt and pepper.

 Whisk over medium high heat to make a roux.

 Add 1 cup of cream.

 And 1 cup of milk.

 Whisk in the pureed mushroom and warm over medium low heat.  Taste and adjust for seasoning.

Serve with a drizzle of truffle oil.  Mushroom heaven.

14 comments:

Laurie said...

oh my, i'm swooning, what a soup, that is so decadent, obviously no one in your family has a weight problem or heart disease, yummo!!This is amazing! My husband wouldn't touch it though because of the butter and cream, but I would eat his share, ha ha,

Patty Woodland said...

I am not with you here - now the hubby? He would love it

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

I love mushroom soup! I too use mushroom powder if I have it at home but it works fine otherwise too of course.

I just tried those sweet oliveoil tortas and they are dangerously delicious :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Nellie said...

Oh, yum! I could probably match you bowl for bowl!:-)

sandra hagan said...

I'm with nellie, i love mushrooms, raw, cooked, stuffed, soup, and many other dishes.

Amy said...

I love mushroom soup, especially this time of year. This looks really good!

Nadine A. said...

I am an oddball I love the taste of mushroom, hate the mushroom. Its a texture thing I think. But this actually sounds really good. Maybe just have to step out of my comfort zone and try it.

TARYTERRE said...

Mushroom heaven, indeed. SCRUMPTIOUS!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I love mushroom soup and this is something I can do! That is what is so great about your recipe's...it is usually something I can do myself. What a great feeling! :)

Dee said...

I do love mushrooms! That looks good.

petoskystone said...

Oh, yum!

luckybunny said...

One of my all time faves!

chickpea678 said...

Hmmm...wonder if I can get kids to eat mushrooms like this...HIDDEN!

chickpea678 said...

Just bought the mushrooms, let's see if they sniff them out in the soup!