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    Hudson's Cheddar Cheese Soup

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    1 hrs

    30 mins

    30 mins

    DangerBun's Note:

    Hudson's was a department store in Michigan which is now owned by Marshall Fields. Hudson's had darling little cafes inside their stores, and one of their specialties was this amazing cheddar cheese soup. It's the best I've ever had, and I think you will agree! Angostura bitters is a surprise secret ingredient that really adds to the flavor. Be sure to use good quality, sharp aged (12 months or more) cheddar. It is absolutely KEY to the success of this recipe.

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    1. 1
      Heat the butter in a stockpot over medium high heat until foamy.
    2. 2
      Add the onion, celery, and carrot.
    3. 3
      Saute until the onion is softened and translucent.
    4. 4
      Sprinkle the flour, cornstarch, paprika & baking soda over the vegetables.
    5. 5
      Cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes.
    6. 6
      Add the milk & chicken stock.
    7. 7
      Whisk until smooth.
    8. 8
      Heat, stirring often to prevent milk from burning on bottom of pot.
    9. 9
      When the carrot is soft, remove the pot from the heat.
    10. 10
      (At this point, if you prefer a smooth soup, you may blend all with an immersion blender).
    11. 11
      Add the cheddar cheese, stirring to thoroughly combine.
    12. 12
      The heat of the soup will melt the cheese.
    13. 13
      Stir until the cheese is fully integrated and no distinct bits remain.
    14. 14
      Add salt and pepper to taste.
    15. 15
      Ladle into bowls.
    16. 16
      Top each bowl with a dash of Bitters and a sprinkle of parsley.
    17. 17
      Serve crusty Sourdough bread alongside.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 24, 2007


      This was SO good! I followed recipe,and it turned out very well. Made it a second time a couple of weeks later and left out the Angostura bitters...just our preference. I also added crisp cumbled bacon, and chopped green onion. Very rich and flavorful soup. I have been looking for a cheddar soup that rivals my memories, and this is it!

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    • on September 22, 2005


      this is really good and easy to prepare. taking the soup off the heat before adding the cheese helps it melt well without sticking to the bottom of the pot. i used an immersion blender to liquify it further and it had a nice thick consistency.

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    Nutritional Facts for Hudson's Cheddar Cheese Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (377 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 650.3
    Calories from Fat 428
    Total Fat 47.5 g
    Saturated Fat 29.5 g
    Cholesterol 146.1 mg
    Sodium 955.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 21.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
    Sugars 9.3 g
    Protein 34.8 g

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