We were looking for a way to use up a bunch of cauliflower that was sitting in the fridge & since we love soups we though we'd give this a try. We really like cream soups so instead of thickening with the roux, we blended everything after step 3 and skipped steps 4 & 5. We also increased the basil & tarragon to give it a little more flavor & used evaporated skim milk instead of the whole milk & whipping cream. We loved this soup & will definitely 'make again'. Great on those cold winter nights.
This was very satisfying! It had a savory flavor and went great with a crusty bread. The kids ate it up too! I used the 1 C of whole milk and 1/2 C of evaporated milk instead of whipping cream. It cut down on the fat but still had a good creamy consistency.
Made this on Sunday afternoon. My Boss/Friend asked for a cauliflower soup for lunch for Monday and I knew I couldn't go wrong with one of yours Kitten. I sure wasn't wrong. He commented how great it was and wanted the whole batch of soup that I had made. I was feeling generous and gave him 2 single serving containers that I put in the freezer on Sunday night. He is so lucky I was feeling generous. This was such a creamy flavored soup. I made it exactly as you have written. I added the tarragon and used the half and half cream. I used my immersion blender and pureed but left some chunks. It was perfect. I can see why you say make a double batch. I couldn't stop myself in tasting every time I was stirring. I plan to double the soup next time, so I could have some for myself. Fantastic soup Kitten, my hat is off to you once again.
This is such a delightful soup. I have made it several times and given it as gifts to friends who need a "pick-me-up". Everyone who has tried it from 3 to 93 (literally) has asked for more. Lots of ingredients but not too time consuming - Fabulous!!