Being a vegetarian I did not use beef broth, I used the water from cooking the potatoes (that I had added some dried parsely and some crushed red pepper flakes ) then at the point in the directions where you put in pickles,potatoes,and brine I stirred in half a brick of cream cheese. YUM! I will definitely make this soup again and again. I really thought it was going to be a very odd tasting soup, but the whole fam really liked it.
My Babcia makes this - and I love it! She does everything my eye, and jus will not sit still long enough for someone to measure. I am thrilled to find this recipe!! I know I won't add the egg, milk or flour or butter the first time I try this (but will do another time), however I will add carrots and leeks, as my Babcia does! AWESOME!!