Monday, 11 January 2010

Week 2 - Creamy Mushroom Soup with Homemade Chunky Croutons! *shopping list*

Theres something about the snow and cold that makes me want to eat comfort food - stews, broth, soups!! Give me something warm that doesnt take long to make and im happy! :)

With that, this week we have our first savoury recipe. Creamy mushroom soup with homemade chunky croutons. (i always find shop bought croutons are too hard and almost crack my teeth so these can be cooked however you like them!)

Shopping list for Week 2 is....

1&1/2lb white mushrooms (if you like a stronger taste you can sub any other or mix)
1 small onion (diced finely)
2 cloves of garlic (crushed)
12 1/2fl oz chicken or veg stock
8 1/2fl oz milk
4 fl oz single cream
6 fl oz white wine or water (dependent on taste and preference - either work just as well)
1 tbs butter
1/2 tsp salt
pepper to taste
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp thyme

Uncut white bread
Oil spray (or sunflower oil to drizzle)

Thank you so much to all those who have signed up to the facebook page, have emailed me pictures, left comments about how youre doing etc - it is really lovely to know there are so many people taking part :) Remember theres no deadline for making these recipes, im listing them all down the right hand side for easy reference :)


  1. Lovely! I've made lots of soup lately - just right for this freezing weather. My kitchen sink is full of washing up at the moment as I've no hot water (burst pipe) but will be souping up as soon as I can.

  2. Thanks for this recipe hopefully get the ingredients tomorrow!

  3. Just what we need at the moment. Scrummy soup.

  4. Ooohhh, going to have to try this, sounds absolutely delicious, I love homemade soup!!!

  5. Yay! Shopping list up just in time for my Ocado order. It comes on Thursday so will make it on Friday for dinner. LOVE mushroom soup!

  6. Ooooooh goody - Mushroom soup! Can't wait!!!

  7. Right, trying to be more organised this week, have added the ingreditents to my tesco order, they should be here on Wednesday!!!

  8. I love winter food - especially soup! Can't wait for this recipe xx

  9. Ooh I love the mushrooms in the pic! they are adorable!

  10. Thanks for posting Debbie. Unfortunately I don't like mushroom soup so I may give your Leek & Potato soup a go instead!
    (I sound really fussy but I'm not - promise! lol)

  11. I like the pretty mushrooms in the photo, where are they from???

  12. what a gorgeous recipe - thanks so much - when i get rid of this blasted cold i shall make it :D

  13. wow! this sounds super yummy!

  14. this looks lovey hun i was wondering if i cook it today and keep in fridge will it be ok to warm up tomorro i have freinds coming for lunch. thanks

  15. also i was thinking of doing a large batch would you recomend just dubleing the ingredants/ thanks again 9i wasnt sure if 12 fl ox of wine was to much ive never cooked with wine before, right me of to asda x

  16. Lyzzy the image was from google LOL

    Onetoomany - if you make it i just wouldnt add the cream or milk - when youre reheating it tomorrow add them then :)

  17. sorry hun missed your message above before i posted...

    as for the wine i would maybe do half wine half water - i didnt use any wine in mine, more because the boys dont like the taste at all and it worked out fine :)


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