Made as written. The texture was getting us, blended as described and after discovering we did not like the texture blended a second time better, but still not to our liking. It is a cool soup with a very strong chicken flavor. If making aging I would cut the chicken in half. DH said it was a nice cool light supper after a hot day in the yard. As for myself enjoyed the pear and ginger part just felt it was over powered by the chicken. Made for Newest Tag Game.