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Creamy Mushroom Soup with Thyme Croutons

MelinaMelina Storch
servings:Makes 8 servings
prep time:
20 minutes
total time:
1 hour


  • 2 ounces dried porcini mushrooms
  • 1 3/4 cups hot water
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, very coarsely chopped
  • 1 pound white mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped thyme leaves
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 6 cups chicken stock or low-sodium broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Thyme Croutons
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Food & Wine Magazine Nov. 2005



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