Saturday, August 13, 2011

Weekend Cooking: Creamy Mushroom Soup

It is supposed to be summer over here, however that fact is hardly noticeable. So I thought it was time to try my hands at home made mushroom soup. I found an easy recipe in the vegetarian student cookbook. Really, I just keep cooking from that book and I almost have to force myself to grab another book from my selection. But honestly, these recipes are cheap and fast and since I am extremely busy at this point, this is exactly what I need.

Now I was surprised at how easy this is! I mean now I tried making my own, I never want store bought again! It is so tasty and really not time consuming at all.

Creamy Mushroom Soup (serves 4)
- 1 tbsp sunflower oil
- 1 spring onion, chopped
- 500 gr mushrooms, chopped
- 600 ml vegetable stock
- 1 tbsp chopped parsley
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 150 ml whipped cream
- salt & pepper

Bake the mushrooms and spring onion in some oil for about 4 minutes. Add the vegetable stock, salt, pepper and parsley and bring to a boil. Let it boil for about 15 minutes with a lid on top. Mix the cornstarch with some water and add this to the soup, let it cook for another 3 minutes until the soup thickens. Add the cream and serve.

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  1. Wow -- that *does* look easy. And yummy!! I love it when I find a cookbook that keeps calling me back.

  2. That is indeed very easy to make. Sounds great!

  3. I love soups of all kinds; this one looks good, and quick and easy is always a plus.
    I love the soup bowl, by the way!

  4. it is certainty summer here, so I think I may save this until the weather cools off. But I love simple soups like this. In fact, I have made similar ones with all different veggies.

  5. My son loves mushroom soup, but I've never made it myself. I love that this recipe is quick and easy. I'm going to copy it and make it for him. Thanks!
    Here's My WC

  6. I've never made mushroom soup either. I just buy the cans. But your soup does look/sound easy. I need to try it next time I want mushroom soup,

  7. This sounds wonderful. Canned soup is passable at times, but to have huge amounts of mushrooms would be heavenly. Thanks.

  8. Sounds easy, I thought you might have to purree it at the end, but without that it is even easier. Will give this a try!

  9. This is a perfect recipe to add to my binder for menu planning. Quick and tasty! I love mushrooms and I can image this tastes wonderful.

  10. Sounds great. We're not in soup weather yet, but as grey as it is today, I think it won't be long.

  11. Hehe homemade mushroom soup can't be beaten indeed! Yours looks especially yummy :)

  12. Nou ik heb het gemaakt volgens jouw recept Cynni en:
    1. Het is super simpel en snel om te maken
    2. Het is echt heeeeerlijk en veeeel beter dan uit zak/blik!
    Thanks for sharing :D