Saturday 2 November 2013

NaBloPoMo 2 What is your favourite Autumnal flavour? Share Your favourite recipe.

My favourite Autumnal flavour has to be cinnamon, I actually like it all year round but more so when those dark nights begin to draw in and it gets colder. I love it on toast with butter/marg and just can't get enough of the smell! I need to try it in porridge, can't believe I haven't done that yet!

I can't say I really have a favourite recipe as I don't often follow them. I like to do my own thing or keep things simple.
When the days get colder I do like a steaming bowl of soup to warm me up so I'll share this mushroom soup recipe I got off the internet a couple of years ago. It tastes amazing!!!

Ingredients (serves 4-6)
  • 350g Mushrooms
  • 50g Butter
  • 1 small onion
  • 1L chicken stock
  • A bouquet garni
  • 1 bayleaf
  • 30ml white wine
  • 15g wholemeal flour
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper
  • 60ml whipping cream
  • Pinch of paprika
  •  Wash mushrooms, keep 2 for garnish, chop rest thoroughly
  • Heat half the butter in a large saucepan on a low heat
  • Chop the onion and add. Cook for 3 minutes
  • Add mushrooms and stir for a further 2 minutes
  • Add stock, bouquet garni, bayleaf & white wine
  • Bring to the boil and simmer for 15mins. Allow to cool slightly
  • Blend soup in a blender or food processor
  • Heat remaining butter in another saucepan, add flour until a roux (paste of flour & butter) is made,
  • Cook for 1 min and gradually add the mushroom soup, stirring briskly. Season well.
  • Add half the cream just before serving
  • Mix remaining cream with paprika and swirl on top of soup in bowls for decoration
If you try it let me know! I'd love to know what you think :)

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