Cold Buttermilk Soup

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by CCLady

I got this from an old Time-Life African cookbook. It's an elegant start for a dinner, and it's even better for breakfast the next day!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 250º Spread bread on baking sheet and toast until crisp, 30-40 minutes, turning once or twice; set aside to cool.
  2. While the bread is toasting and cooling, drop the raisins into a cup of boiling water, soak 5 minutes, then drain on a paper towel.
  3. Grind the toasted bread in a blender or food processor, then rub crumbs through a fine sieve into a deep bowl.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients, except the buttermilk, and mix thoroughly.
  5. Stirring constantly, add the buttermilk in a fine stream.
  6. Taste for seasoning and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  7. To serve, stir well to recombine and sprinkle nutmeg and cinnamon on each serving.

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