BROCCOLI-SOUP(SPV) USENET Cookbook BROCCOLI-SOUP(SPV)
CREAM OF BROCCOLI SOUP
BROCCOLI-SOUP - Addictive broccoli soup
This rich soup is a real flavor treat for everyone,
people who don't normally eat broccoli. It can
be served as
the only course in a light meal. The soup is at
when served with hot, hard French finger rolls
squeezed cool orange juice. It is my own original
You will not have tried it anywhere else except
at my house.
INGREDIENTS (serves 4-6)
2 bunches, fresh broccoli (each about 3
1/2 lb butter
2-6 cloves of fresh garlic, chopped fine.
(Use less or
more to taste.)
1 Tbsp chervil (fresh or dried, finely chopped)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp white pepper
3 cups milk (use full-cream milk (homogenized))
1 medium egg yolk, beaten
1/4 cup flour (no lumps)
1/8 tsp cardamom
1/8 tsp mace
1 cup heavy cream ("whipping" cream
1/3 cup Gruyere cheese (fresh, grated fine)
1/3 cup parmesan cheese (fresh, grated to powder)
(1) Cut broccoli into bite-size pieces.
hard stem pieces, but keep tender leaves
(2) Steam the cut broccoli for about 5-8
until just bright green in color. Do
(3) In a 10-inch enameled (non-metal) skillet,
oz of butter until melted. Add chopped
wait until butter is hot enough to cook
steamed broccoli, then chervil to the
Lightly salt the broccoli.
(4) Cover, and cook over medium low heat,
occasionally with a wooden spoon, for
minutes or until the broccoli turns a
color and becomes very soft.
(5) Mash the broccoli right in the skillet
large pieces remain. Use a potato masher
strong wooden spoon. Mash until there
pieces remaining that are too big to
fit in a soup
(6) While broccoli is cooking, add beaten
egg yolk to
2 cups of milk.
(7) Put 3 Tbsp butter into a 2-3 quart saucepan.
enamel or glass for best soup flavor.
will make this soup bitter. Melt butter
flour. When the flour bubbles and starts
add the egg/milk mixture into the saucepan.
the cardamom, mace, and white pepper.
tents of saucepan constantly with wooden
until thick. Lower the cooking heat.
(8) Empty the mashed broccoli mixture into
cepan. Stir until well-mixed. Slowly
stir in the
remaining milk and the cream. As soon
as the soup
becomes hot enough to cook again, add
(9) Turn the heat down lower and simmer for
more minutes, stirring to allow the cheeses
melt and mix while the table is being
immediately and retire quickly so as
not to be
trampled by those who smelled it cooking.
This recipe may be doubled, halved or whatever
penalty. Vary the amount of milk added the second
change the soup thickness to your own tastes.
You also may
use any fresh green vegetable as a substitute for
coli. Asparagus tips, artichoke hearts, and corn
cially nice. Cook them in the same way as you
did the broc-
coli. Use any leftover butter on the hard French
rolls. Warning: This soup is a mild aphrodisiac
as suggested and by candlelight. Use Bailey's
as a chaser.
Difficulty: moderate. Time: 30 minutes.
Fort Worth, Texas
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeff Lichtman)
Subject: RECIPE: Double-frosted brownies
Date: 20 Mar 87 05:28:52 GMT
Organization: Relational Technology, Alameda, California,
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