Made it exactly as written, so delish!!!! OMG!! I can't stop eating it! I'm eating it straight out of the pot as we speak, so the extra topping of cheese isn't necessary if you are watching your calories, but the chives are a great addition. Thanks!
Wonderful!! Such fresh, clean flavors in a broccoli cheese soup!! Nothing artificial or processed makes it taste soooooo much better!!! I halved this recipe and it still made a lot!!! This soup was perfectly seasoned with the shallots, cayenne, and broth. I used creme fraiche on top to garnish instead of more mascarpone so I could create a swirl effect. Fun!! Loved this recipe, thanks so much for posting!