This recipe is published in Scandinavian Feasts by Beatrice Ojakangas. It was a traditional soup served in Sweden as a symbol of hope and life on Maundy Thursday, when the evil spirits were thought to be active. Note: try it with the eggs sunny side up instead of hard boiled for a change - it's YUM!
- Combine the greens, onions and water in a large soup pot. Bring to boil and cook 10 minutes.
- Strain the liquid and set aside. Transfer the vegetables to a food processor or blender. Process until the leaves are chopped, but not pureed, adding flour and some of the strained liquid, as needed, to keep the mixture fluid.
- Return the mixture to the pot, along with the rest of the strained liquid. Add chicken broth. Heat to boiling and whisk in salt, ginger and pepper. Stir in the cream.
- Garnish with chopped hard boiled egg and chives. Serve hot.