The rich and comforting flavors of homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup will warm your soul. This traditional recipe is a delectable combination of earthy mushrooms and soft cream that provides a soothing experience with each spoonful.
Cream of Mushroom SoupCourse: SoupsCuisine: FrenchDifficulty: Easy
A creamy mushroom soup full of flavour and substance. Have it chunky and bite into the mushrooms or blitz it for a smooth creamy delight
50 g unsalted butter 50g
- 1 kg mixed mushrooms sliced (See Notes)
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 large onion finely chopped
2 medium cloves garlic minced
45 g flour
200 ml white wine
200 ml double cream
1-litre Vegetable stock
2 bay leaves
2 sprigs fresh thyme
flat-leaf parsley finely chopped for garnish
- Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and sweat off until softened and the onion is translucent.
- Add mushrooms, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring frequently until the liquid from the mushrooms has evaporated and the mushrooms have nicely browned off, about 10 minutes
- Add the flour and combine well to make sure the mushrooms are fully coated
- Add the wine and allow the mixture to simmer until the liquid has reduced by half.
- Using a wooden or plastic spatula, scrape the mixture from the bottom of the pan to pick up any sediment from the mushrooms.
- Gradually add the chicken stock, stirring continuously.
- Throw in the bay leaves and Thyme sprigs and give a final stir.
- Bring to a gentle simmer and let the soup cookout for 15/20 minutes.
- Remove bay leaves and thyme.
- If you are looking for a smooth creamy soup, you can now use a Hand Blender, or carefully transfer the soup to a Food Processor (this will probably take 2 fillings) and blitz the soup to a thick creamy texture.
- Stir in the cream, bring the soup back to optimum temperature.
- Season to taste with more salt and pepper (if needed).
- Serve immediately in soup bowls and sprinkle with chopped parsley.
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A steaming bowl of Cream of Mushroom Soup brings comfort and satisfaction in a world where comfort can be unreachable. Allow each spoonful to envelop you in its warmth, reminding you that the simplest pleasures in life are often found in the heartiest of meals.
Q: Can I use a variety of mushrooms?
Absolutely! Combining different mushrooms enhances the flavor.
Q: Is it possible to make this soup without dairy?
To make a vegan version, replace the butter and cream with dairy-free alternatives.
Q: Can I put this soup in the freezer?
It is possible that the texture will change slightly after thawing.
Q: What foods complement the Cream of Mushroom Soup?
Crusty bread, salad, or even a light sandwich work well as accompaniments.
Q: Is it possible to make this soup ahead of time?
Definitely! Make the soup ahead of time and reheat gently when ready to serve.