8 May 2010

Soup Saturday - Mushroom Soup

Hi all & welcome back to the last of my "Soup Saturdays"!

I've had so much fun trying out a few new recipes and I really hope some of you liked them too : ) The reason to why I decided to do Soup Saturday was to inspire you to make soup more. We all have left over vegetables that would sure go to waste if recipes like soup weren't created. Soup stops waste and helps your food budget...it's all good! Maybe one day if any of you fancy soup you'll remember to pop onto "Musings Of A Gem"...take a look through my archives or topics and find a recipe you fancy.



For today's post I decided to do Mushroom Soup. This is a lovely creamy soup that is ever so moreish! Serve it on its own or with fresh bread. It's perfect for these chilly spring evenings!

You will need:
  • 2 medium Onions
  • 500g / 1lb of Mushrooms
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of Plain/ All purpose Flour
  • 1 litre of chicken or vegetable stock
  • 90g / 3oz of butter
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 4 tablespoons of cream
  • 1 bay leaf (optional)
Method:

Begin by roughly chopping up the onions and the garlic ( I used 3 cloves of garlic as we LOVE it!).Put them in your saucepan, along with the butter, and gently cook until soft (not brown). Whilst they are cooking slice your mushrooms.

Add the mushrooms and stir on a high heat for a few minutes.


Once the mushrooms are nicely coated in the butter, add the flour and make stir. Then add the stock and bring to the boiling point. Add your bay leaf and leave to simmer for 10 minutes.

Now is the time to remove the bay leaf and blitz the mixture until it is nice and smooth! Season with the amount of salt and pepper you desire. Add the cream and stir in well and hey presto...lovely warm mushroom soup!



Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed this recipe! Have a great weekend and I will see you all in the week : ) In my next post i'll be introducing you to some furry friends you are yet to meet...

Gemma X

7 comments:

  1. now you are singing my song!!!!!! i love me some mushroom soup. gemma, that looks delish!

    i have all of those ingredients in my fridge....sounds like lunch. :D

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  2. It looked so nice I just had to make it.It's delicious.A keeper!x

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  3. This looks yummy. I'll be trying it soon, thanks
    pam

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  5. i made this tonite for dinner and it was so good. i didn't have any cream so i mixed milk with some flour for the thickening agent and added some fresh herbs at the end. oh, and i used a can of beer in there too!!!

    it was delicious and my husband loved it too. i have never made this type of soup and it was so easy and fast. definitely a make-again!!!!

    thank you for the recipe.

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  6. Oh Cindy that is wonderful! I'm so glad you liked it :D Thank you!!!

    Gemma X

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  7. mmmmmmmmm...from a new follower...lured in by the smell of soup simmering!

    like your Soup Saturday posts and am saddened I'm following as they finish!

    Found you via Folksy - pop by if have a mo - noodleBubble.blogspot.com

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