Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Homemade Cream Of Mushroom Soup

I made Cream of Mushroom Soup to go with the roasted pork rack  :)  I googled and found one that I know will turn out fabulous and will surely wow the family :)  I used fresh white mushroom for this soup.  And the spices and herbs used in this recipe are my favorites too.  It is so simple to make and tasted delicious ...so this recipe goes into my to keep list.   Now the family can enjoy homemade ones instead of out of the can which has a lot of preservative in it.  We can control the amount of cream used.  Whatever , this is one recipe that I will reuse again and again.  The bay leaf and thymes makes it fragrant :) Read on for the recipe.

I used fresh white button mushroom and blitz it 
till finely chopped

I prefer it to be in small chunks ,
saute butter , shallots , bay leaf, thymes before adding
in the chopped mushrooms, chicken stock and light cream.....
this is really intoxicating :)

I realised what I have missed out all this while, buying mushrooms
soup in cans :p  this is darn delicious.  From now on , no more Can soup
only homemade soup from Elin's kitchen :)))))

Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup  - adapted from Simply Recipes

1 pound regular white mushrooms, cleaned, quartered or sliced
1 tbsp unsalted butter
2 tbsp minced shallots
1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 bay leaf * I used one whole leaf
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
2 cups heavy cream * I used light cream
1 1/2 cups chicken stock
1 tsp cornstarch dissolved in 1 tbsp water
minced parsley for garnish

1. In a food processor , coarsely chop mushrooms and lemon juice.

2. Melt butter in (4-5 quart) sauce pan and lightly saute shallots on medium heat.  Add mushrooms thyme and bay leaf, saute over moderate hear for 10-15 minutes, or until the liquid that is released from the mushrooms disappears.

3. Add salt, pepper, cream and chicken stock and bring to boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

4. Add cornstarch and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Adjust seasoning to taste.  Serve with a sprinkle of parsley.

Hop over to Elinluv's Sweet Delights
for dessert


Stay tuned for my next post
 Fresh Mushrooms Fritters

Enjoy and have a nice day !

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  1. mmmmmm...am dreaming of this now....hard to find good one.

  2. Thanks Elin for the recipe, would like to try this out too! I love mushroom soup :)

  3. I've had some good ones in cafes and hotel restaurants. Definitely heaps better than the canned ones...or the ones at Pizza Hut. Can't get fresh buttons here though...so I guess I will just have to live without it.

  4. i also made some mushroom soup 2 weeks ago, mine was quite dark in colour..i didnt use cream and used mixture of brown and white mushrooms. agree with you, homemade is so different from the can!


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