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Cream of Mushroom Soup

Ingredients:

  • 40g butter

  • 1 onion (chopped)

  • 1 clove garlic (chopped)

  • 400g fresh mushroom (sliced) - oyster mushroom, shiitake mushroom

  • 40g plain flour

  • 1500ml chicken stock

  • 200ml double cream

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Chopped parsley

Croutons:

  • 4 slices while bread (cut into 1/2" dice)

  • 3 tbsp butter

Preparation:

  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan, add chopped onion and garlic, cook until soft. Add in sliced mushrooms, cook for 5 minutes.

  2. Sprinkle flour over and mix well, cook for 5 minutes.

  3. Add in chicken stock gradually and stir constantly till mixture boils and thickens, add salt and pepper.

  4. Blend soup till smooth, return to saucepan and bring to the boil. Remove from heat and stir in cream.

  5. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve with croutons.

To prepare croutons:

  1. Heat butter in pan, add in bread cubes, fry till dry and crispy. Drain.

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