Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Creamy Mushroom Soup Recipe :) - Week 2

If you thought last weeks recipe was simple then youve seen nothing yet!!

I promise you wont buy another tin of mushroom soup - i know i wont! Ive taken lots of photographs again and to be honest its a 15 minute soup so looks a lot more work than it is - knock it up in a hurry for visitors or make a huge batch and freeze some for later :) The croutons can be baked then frozen too and taken out in batches as and when needed :)
Preheat oven to 220 degrees c.
In a large saucepan melt the butter and add the garlic, onions, herbs, salt and pepper. Stir frequently until the onions just start to brown.Add the mushrooms and all liquid except the milk and cream!Let it cook for around 5 minutes until the mushrooms have reduced.
Depending if you want smooth or chunky soup will depend on whether you want to hand blend or liquidise. If you want to you can take out a scoop of mushrooms and blend the rest - popping the uncrushed mushrooms back in for a little texture.
Add the milk and cream and simmer for another 5 minutes.To make the croutons simply cut up an unsliced loaf so the slices are around 1inch thick. Dice and spray with oil, mix with salt and pepper to taste Pop in the oven for around 8/10 minutes. Turning occassionally.

Serve with additional swirl of cream and enjoy :)Hope you like the recipe and remember to let me know what you think :)


  1. Looks Yummy, im going to make it at the weekend. Ill report back :)

  2. This looks...and sounds....delicious.

  3. Ooo looks lovely - mushrooms are a great favourite as we are a veggie family. The weather has prompted lots of soup making so will be trying this soon.

  4. Looks and sounds delicious, got my ingredients so all ready to go!!!

  5. Just what we need in weather like this - a hearty warming soup. Shall make some as soon as I can get to the farm shop for mushrooms. As we live on a hill access is difficult in weather like this!!!!

  6. We think we've died and gone to heaven. Made the soup for lunch. It's fantastic!!!!!!!!!

  7. Soup made and eaten much for wanting to freeze some for another day!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for the lovely recipe and now adding another must make for the hubby!!!!!!!!!

  8. Ok, will buy some cream at weekend and make this! I loves soup!

  9. I loved the flavor of this soup and mushrooms are my favorite but have to admit the soup was not my favorite. It was more the consistency of it as it was runnier than I would want in a cream based soup. If it didn't have cream then fair enough, if that makes sense. I blended about 3/4s of the mushrooms and left some chunks and even added a tsp of cornflour to thicken it a bit. Next time I will use heavier cream I think and perhaps less water or something. Kirk who is not keen on mushroom soup loved it though so maybe it's just me, lol! Still great to try it out!

  10. Not keen on mushroom soup so I made lentil instead which I love.

  11. This soup is DELICIOUS, blogged about it here:


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