Mushroom soup

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Time 30 Minutes
  • 500g mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 100g butter
  • 2 large leeks (white part only), thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1L vegetable stock, hot
  • 500ml milk
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour (also referred to corn starch, alternatively use plain flour)
  • 1 tablespoon thyme leaves, sprinkled on top to serve
  • Crusty bread (such as pane di casa or ciabatta bread), to serve

Requires: Blender

How to Make It
Step 1

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the chopped leeks and garlic, then cook until softened (approximately 2-3 minutes). Add the mushrooms. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Pour in the vegetable stock and bring to the boil.

Step 2

Reduce the heat to low, then simmer, stirring regularly for 6 minutes or until the mushrooms are tender. Pour in the milk and cook for a further 5 minutes.

Step 3

Allow to cool slightly, then blend until smooth. Place the cornflour into a small bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of the soup into the bowl with cornflour and continue to add an additional 5 tablespoons of soup while continually whisking. Return the soup to the saucepan over low heat. Whisk while adding the cornflour thickened soup slowly into the hot soup. Cook until the soup has thickened slightly.

Step 4

Ladle mushroom soup evenly among serving bowls. Sprinkle with thyme leaves and serve with crusty bread – buon appetito.

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