Prep 0 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
This is another recipe prepared at one of my cooking classes. It is easy and dee-licious. You may also use assorted wild mushrooms rather than the white ones. Serve in teacups and use as an appetizer. Try it. You'll like it.
- 1⁄2 ounce dried cepes (porcini mushrooms)
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 lb sliced white mushrooms or 1 lb assorted wild mushroom
- 2 cups whole milk
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 4 cups chicken stock
- salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons cognac
- Combine the cepes and white wine in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 15 minutes.
- Stain the liguid from the mushrooms through a fine mesh sieve and reserve. Coarsely chop the cepes and reserve.
- Melt the butter in a soup pot over medium heat.
- Add the white mushrooms and saute until they begin to exude their juices, about 5 minutes.
- Add the cepes mushrooms, reserved white wine, milk and cream and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
- Lower the heat and simmer the soup uncovered, stirring every now and then, for about 45 minutes.
- With a slotted spoon remove about 1-1/2.
- cups of the mushrooms from the soup and reserve.
- Puree the soup in a blender until very smooth and return the soup to pot.
- Add the reserved mushrooms.
- Add chicken broth and season with salt and pepper. Stir in cognac.
- Warm the soup until heated through. Do not boil.
- Garnish with sliced mushrooms or parsley.
- Preparation time is also cooking time.
- Makes 8 servings.