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Friday, May 7, 2010

‘Shroom Me Up Scotty

@ Sin Ming Cook House / Bakery / Whateva

When you’re not feeling ‘top of the world’ nothing helps better than a nice hearty bowl of soup, and what better way to enjoy a nice hot bowl of cream of mushroom soup than from within an edible bread bowl.

Having never really made cream of mushroom soup from scratch before I decided to scour my recipe books and online recipes for help.  I managed to find this from about.com.

So with ingredients on hand I began my journey to the land of mushroom soup.

Cream of Mushroom Soup - IngredientsIngredients

  • 4 Tablespoons butter, divided use
  • 8 ounces mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper, or to taste
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Chopped parsley for garnish

Directions

  1. Clean mushrooms with a mushroom brush or damp paper towel. Cut half of the mushrooms into slices. Chop the remainder.
  2. Melt half of the butter in a large saucepan and saute sliced mushrooms until golden. Remove and reserve sliced mushrooms.
  3. Add remaining butter to the same pan, along with the chopped mushrooms and sweet onions.
  4. Sprinkle with salt. Cook, stirring often, until onion is soft.
  5. Return sliced mushrooms to the pan. Add flour and cook, stirring constantly about 2 minutes, until smooth.
  6. Slowly add chicken broth while stirring. Simmer, stirring often, until thickened. Add nutmeg and pepper. Taste and adjust seasoning, if need be.
  7. Take round bread and slice off the top 1-2 inches from the top of the bun
  8. Hollow out the inside of the base until a thin wall of white bread remains
  9. Roughly chop the extracted white portions
  10. Place bun and chopped white portions onto a baking tray and bake in the oven for 10-15 mins at 180 degrees Celsius
  11. Add heavy cream to soup and bring to a simmer. (Do not boil.) Ladle into bread bowl and garnish with chopped parsley and croutons (roasted white portions of bun).

Mushroom Soup - Finished Product Bon Appétit – Sidney

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