{Mushroom Soup}

There is nothing like a week long family sized dose of gastro to put you off food and food blogging, so to ease myself back in to cooking and eating I made a soup. I found the recipe over at Sunday Hotpants where it was touted as the best mushroom soup ever, I couldn't pass that one up, the only thing I changed was to add some cream at the end, I couldn't help myself, that's just the way I am, it was just a splash but you could make it without, it is a beautiful soup, a gorgeous colour and texture and was just what the doctor ordered, warming, comforting, delicate and easy to swallow! we are all on the mend now and its nice to be back.

...the soup
1 kg of chopped mushrooms (mixed button and portobello)

6 cups of good beef or vegetable stock (I used beef)
2 large shallots finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
50g butter
2 tbsp olive oil
2 sprigs of fresh thyme
15g dried porcini (soaked in a little boiling water for 20 minutes)
2 tbsp sweet sherry (I used Marsala)
150ml cream

Cook your shallots and garlic gently in the butter and olive oil over a medium heat until transparent. Add in the fresh mushrooms and cook them until they are wilted and have released their juices. Remove the porcini from their soaking liquid squeeze them out, chop them and add them and their soaking liquid to the soup along with the thyme, stock and sherry.

Cook gently for around half an hour, until the mushrooms are well cooked, then blend until the mushrooms are finely chopped and the soup is quite smooth, taste for seasoning and lastly if you like stir thru 150ml of cream, and warm it thru.


  1. oooh i getting in the soup cooking with this weather and i LOVE mushrooms so will have to try it. hope your feeling better now...poor loves xx

  2. You poor things:) yummy soup, don't you just love some cold weather!

  3. I love mushroom soup and agree with the dash of cream, I like the idea of masala too. Hope you are all well again....boo for winter and it's germs.

  4. Glad you're on the mend. Soup is the perfect invalid food, so comforting and forgiving. I just had mushroom soup the other night but this is making me want some all over again :)

  5. Looks like an apt recipe for recovery :-)

  6. Ohhh this would be sooo perfect right now. I can eat litres of soup when I'm sick.

  7. Mmmmm...this is perfect for the weather.

  8. Delicious, I love mushroom soup, and now that the weather is cooling down, I think this one will be top of my list!
    A pleasure to discover your blog


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