Monday, August 17, 2009

Cream of mushroom soup

my neighbor phil has been growing field mushrooms somewhere in the commune, neither the less he has an abundance,and now so do me and jacob.I had some spare time at school today so i did a research on recipes that use heaps of mushrooms and a creamy soup was all to tempting. With a few modifications i ended up with a delightful meal and also a guest taster!

Cream of mushroom soup.

(serves 6)

one liter of reduced fat milk
two brown onions(finely chopped)
one full cup of fresh parsley
three cloves of garlic
four bay leafs
one rash of bacon
table spoon of sage
two vegetable stock cubes
salt and ground black pepper
seven hundred grams of mushrooms
two hundred and fifty grams of cream

cook off your onions and garlic add the bacon cook for ten minutes or until soft. Add bay leafs,stock, milk,half a cup of parsley and salt and pepper. Bring to the boil then reduce heat and let simmer for 15 minutes,stir often.

Stir in the mushrooms and cook for a further twenty minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning. Discard bay leafs.

Stir the cream into the soup. Do not bring to the boil. Blend the soup until smooth. Serve with remainder of the parsley and fresh pepper.

guest taster leonie prendeville
eight and a half mushrooms out of 10!