Wednesday, 23 March 2011

"Instant" Cream of Mushroom Soup

NTUC had a sale on sliced button mushroom... S$2.10 per pack of 200g. And with Edna bugging me to make "her favourite mushroom soup", it was a good opportunity to make the soup.

400g Fresh button mushroom, chopped, but reserve about 50g and set aside.
1 tablespoon Butter
1 tablespoon Flour
1 large Onion, chopped
2 stalks Celery, chopped
2 cloves Garlic, chopped
2 cups Fresh Milk
1L Water
1 Chicken Cube (or Vegetable cube if vegetarian)
Salt and Pepper to taste

1. Heat up butter in a pot, and add flour to it when melted. Stir it until you get a yellow ball, then add in the onion, celery and garlic and fry for about 2 minutes.
2. Add in the milk and stir to thicken, then add in the mushroom and let it simmer for a minute.
3. Add in half the water and wait for mushroom to soften - about two minutes.
4. Remove the entire soup and put it into a blender. Or if you have a hand-held blender, that works well too.
5. Return the blended soup into the pot and add in the rest of the water to dilute it to your preference. Add in the reserved chopped mushroom to give the soup more texture.
6. Add salt and pepper to taste.
7. Serve with grated cheese as garnish.

If you make it in a thermal pot, you can put the completed soup into the outer pot until needed.

The soup's so fast and easy to make that we don't buy instant soup anymore. ;)


"My favourite soup! It's already my second bowl of soup!"


Sephie said...

yes! i agree.. cream of (insert name of vegetable) is so easy to make! i don't know why anyone buys the high sodium canned stuff!!!

Sephie said...

and your kids are super adorable!

Brenda said...

Aww, thank you! =)

Hannah said...

Hi Brenda, that sounds so easy! Mushroom soup is my DS' fav too. Shall make it one of these days.

May I know which type of flour and onion did you use? Will cornflour do? Will red onions do?

Brenda said...

Hi Hannah,
Thanks for dropping by.
Flour is normal all-purpose flour. Cornflour might be a little too starchy for this soup. Red onions will be fine. =)
I hope both your son and you will enjoy the soup soon! =)