Bibi’s Bites – Mushroom cream soup

by Bibi Ebel on June 14, 2012

Today’s recipe is the world’s easiest fancy soup. Sounds good eh? And it tastes good,
too! With only 30 minutes of prep time, mushroom cream soup is a delightful addition to any meal would it be a family meal or an elegant dinner party.

Ingredients:

All of these can easily be found in most grocery store in Hungary
2 tablespoons of unsalted butter (vaj)
0.5 kg of any mushrooms you like (I prefer white champignons and Portobello
mushrooms) chopped (gomba)
One onion chopped (voroshagyma)
2 liters of chicken broth or three cubes of chicken broth for 2 liters of water (csirke alaplé)
3 tablespoons of flour (liszt)
2 cups of heavy cream (or liquid whipped cream) (fozotejszin)
Thyme – One tbsp chopped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme (kakukkfu)
1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce (optional)
Black pepper and salt (fekete bors es so)

Instructions:

Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium to high heat. Add chopped onion,
mushrooms and thyme. Sauté 7-10 minutes until golden. Mushrooms tend to release a lot of liquid, so cook it until it evaporates. Add salt and pepper.

In a large pot, bring chicken broth to boil and reduce to simmer. Add onions and
mushrooms and cook for 10 minutes. Slowly add cream and keep stirring for 3 minutes.
Mix flour with cold water in a cup (to reach creamy liquidy consistency) and add to
the soup while stirring. Stir until soup returns to simmer and thickens slightly. Add a
tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce.

Turn off the heat and your soup is ready. Personally I prefer to soup blended, but it’s really up to you.

When it comes to cooking I believe that a recipe is nothing more than a guideline.

You take the frame and improvise. Words on paper do not have a taste, but your creation will.

So be bold and get creative – make the recipe your own by adding your favourite ingredients and trying new ways to improve or rather make the recipe your own!

Egészségedre and good luck!

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I am Bibi Ebel, Kazakh by birth, living in Canada with my wonderful husband and two adorable daughters Hannah (3.5 years) and Lara (1 year). We moved to Budapest in August 2011 and love-love-love it here. My attitude to life is like my attitude to our house: must be clean enough to be healthy and messy enough to be happy.