Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 45 mins

A delightful, flavorful soup to serve as an appetizer for your next dinner party or as a warm side to go with your favorite winter sandwich.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Roll out a sheet of puff pastry on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of about 1/8 of an inch.
  4. Cut out 4 or 5 rounds that are slighly smaller then the soup bowls you will be using.
  5. Place the rounds on the prepared pans.
  6. Beat together egg and milk in a small bowl; brush the rounds with this mixture using a pasty brush.
  7. Bake until golden brown and puffed, about 15 minutes.
  8. Remove to a wire rack and allow to cool.
  9. Bring the stock to a rapid simmer in a large saucepan.
  10. Meanwhile, melt the butter with the olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat.
  11. Add the shallots and saute until translucent, 2 to 3 minutes.
  12. Stir in the flour and cook about 3 minutes, stirring constantly; do not let mixture turn brown.
  13. Stir in the mushrooms, salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally for about 3 minutes.
  14. Remove from heat and whisk in the simmering stock.
  15. Return to medium-low heat, cover partially and simmer gently for 20 minutes; remove from heat.
  16. Puree the soup in a blender or food processor in batches until smooth.
  17. Return soup to the pot and place over low heat; bring to a simmer.
  18. Stir in the Marsala or brandy and simmer an additional 3 minutes.
  19. Stir in the half and half and simmer another 5 minutes; taste and adjust seasoning; remove from heat.
  20. Stir in the chives and ladle into warm shallow bowls and top each with a puff pastry round; serve immediately.