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French Mushroom Soup

Contributed by: News Canada

(NC) - Subtle herbs compliment the rich mushroom flavour in this decadent soup. It makes a perfect starter to a luncheon or dinner party.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes


  • 1/4 cup butter 50 mL
  • 1 lb fresh Mushrooms,thinly sliced 500 g
  • 1/3 cup flour 75 mL
  • 6 cups chicken broth 1.5 L
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves 2 mL
  • 1 bay leaf 1
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions 50 mL
  • 2 large egg yolks 2
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream 125 mL
  • 2 tbsp minced parsley 25 mL
  • White pepper to taste


In large heavy soup pot, melt butter over medium heat; saute mushrooms for 5-6 minutes or until mixture from mushrooms has evaporated; sprinkle flour over mushrooms and cook 1 minute.

Gradually stir in broth; bring to boil, stirring constantly. Add thyme and bay leaf; reduce heat and cover.

Simmer 15- 20 minutes. Remove bay leaf.

In small bowl whisk egg yolks with cream; stir 1 cup (250 mL) hot broth into cream mixture and then return all to saucepan.

Heat over low heat until hot about 5 minutes; add pepper to taste. Serve sprinkled with parsley.

NOTE: If table cream is substituted and allowed to boil it will curdle.

Variation: Add 1/4 cup (50 mL) medium sherry.

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Serving Size: Makes 8 Servings

Nutritional Information: Per Serving: Calories: 162; Protein :  3.8 g; Fat:  12.6 g; Carbohydrates: 7.4 g; Dietary Fibre: 1.1 g

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