Cream of wild mushroom soup

Creamy mushroom soup

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(82 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 40 mins

Easy

Serves 4

Use porcini and wild mushrooms to make this rich and creamy soup that makes a filling yet light supper for cold nights. Serve with croutons and chives

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal347
  • fat27g
  • saturates16g
  • carbs20g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre4g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.89g
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Ingredients

  • 25g dried porcini (ceps)
  • 50g butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 onion, finely chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
  • thyme sprigs

    Thyme

    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 400g mixed wild mushrooms
    Mushroom

    Mushroom

    mush-room

    The mushroom is a fungus which comes in a wide range of varieties that belong to two distinct…

  • 850ml vegetable stock
  • 200ml tub crème fraîche
  • 4 slices white bread, about 100g, cubed
  • chives and truffle oil, to serve

Method

  1. Bring a kettle to the boil, then pour the water over the dried porcini just to cover. Heat half the butter in a saucepan, then gently sizzle the onion, garlic and thyme for 5 mins until softened and starting to brown. Drain the porcini, reserving the juice, then add to the onion with the mixed wild mushrooms. Leave to cook for 5 mins until they go limp.

  2. Pour over the stock and the reserved juices, bring to the boil, then simmer for 20 mins. Stir in crème fraîche, then simmer for a few mins more. Blitz the soup with a hand blender or liquidiser, pass through a fine sieve, then set aside.

  3. Heat the remaining butter in a frying pan, fry the bread cubes until golden, then drain on kitchen paper. To serve, heat the soup and froth up with a hand blender, if you like. Ladle the soup into bowls, scatter over the croûtons and chives and drizzle with truffle oil.

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dougall
16th Feb, 2012
Very nice, will certainly make again.
dizzycooking
3rd Feb, 2012
Rich and creamy, perfect for a cold day. I couldn't get hold f wild mushrooms, so instead mixed mini portobellos and oyster mushrooms instead lovely
vikabe
21st Jan, 2012
5.05
First mushroom soup I've tried - couldn't find any ceps in my local shops so left it out and it still tasted lovely!
ann-marie22
19th Jan, 2012
Friends arriving for Sunday lunch....oh dear forgot starter....had mushrooms and basic ingredients needed for this. What a success, absolutely delicious and so very easy to make and impress!
mpoltorak
16th Jan, 2012
4.05
My husband and I enjoyed this soup. I used a third of a pot of half fat creme fraiche instead of cream which was more than enough to make the soup delicious.
mpoltorak
16th Jan, 2012
4.05
My husband and I enjoyed this soup. I used a third of a pot of half fat creme fraiche instead of cream which was more than enough to make the soup delicious.
pollypoptart
3rd Jan, 2012
I've made this one before - without the porcini and with normal button mushrooms, but i was really impressed all the same!
slgingell
2nd Jan, 2012
5.05
Really creamy and tasty! Very easy to make- I didn't use the truffle oil to serve as thought it was lovely as it was. Like others I also did not sieve the soup after liquidising as I thought the texture was good anyway! Will definitely make again!
notthebestchef
31st Dec, 2011
5.05
Great soup! Made this last night and it went down very well. Couldn't get the wild mushrooms so used all Chestnut and Porcini. Also made it with half fat Creme Fraiche which might have effected the flavour, so after a taste test was a bit naughty and added a bit dollop of double cream :) Forgot the truffle oil to drizzle but will do this when I have the left overs for lunch later. Anyway, it was delicious. Unfortunatley the same cannot be said for the home made bread I attempted which resembled a house brick. You win some, lose some!!
samanthaecclestone
17th Nov, 2011
5.05
This is really simple to do (i'm not very good at cooking) and tasted really nice. I added a little extra crem fresh as it's wasn't as creamy as i like. Will be doing this one again. Really nice flavours and our two year old loved it as well "nnniiiiccceee".

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