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.