Wednesday, December 05, 2007


Cream of Leek Soup

Let us be Frank.

Or, Helen.

Really, does it matter?

I mean, if I told you that was a picture of, say, cream of leek soup...that could be entirely true.

But I'm being Frank (despite the fact I am Rachael) and have to isn't.

It is something else entirely. What, I'm not really sure even you want to know. It is just such a fantastically ghastly concept, it makes me shudder to recall it.

So I shall share a Cream of Leek soup recipe...since that is warm and lovely, and it is possibly a variation of what that soup really was. (Dreary and unsalvageable. And not at all my idea to make. I tried to extract myself from the proceedings, I assure you. It just proved fruitless. What can I say.)

Below though, is my Cream of Leek soup recipe, for a bowl of heady delight. Meltingly sweet leeks, and a touch of cream. I am willing to bet, the results will look alarmingly like that which is pictured above...oh had that only been this...

Now go on and taste the joy.

7 leeks, white and pale green parts sliced
1 small onion, diced
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
1 cup white wine
6 cups chicken or onion stock, warm
1 cup heavy cream, warm
1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon black pepper
Crispy bacon for garnish

In a small sauce pan, heat the wine.

In a large soup pot, melt the butter. Saute the leeks and onion until softened. Add the flour and stir.

Slowly add the wine, stirring to combine. Let simmer, stirring, for three minutes (you are trying to cook off the raw flour and wine tastes)

Add the stock and the rest of the ingredients, except the bacon

Let simmer for five minutes.

Serve with bacon garnish.

Makes eight servings.


I found this blog, which has real Austrian recipes

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I agree -- Cream of Leek soup sounds SO much more delicious than a cream cheese soup! Cheddar cheese soup? Yes. Cream cheese? What possessed you? Your recipe looks divine, and very timely for these chilly nights!
Rachael, this soup looks so delicious and comforting!
You're right, as always. The Cream of Leek soup looks far more desirable than that Cream Cheese soup. How odd!
Beautiful picture, though.
Hey there sweet funny! Rachael,

I'm sure you've heard about this already being the foodie and chef you are, but this sounds like such a neat concept I thought of you the instant I read it! Here's the post from a friend's blog with a link to the site that it's talking about:
Okay so I just checked their site out. Definitely looks a little ghetto as is it's name, but some of the pictures aren't so bad! Still an interesting concept minus the health factor (mentioned as I was reading the press releases - yikes)!

So I just totally spammed your blog with something that may NOT be so great! Feel free to take it off :) Sorry!
PSD - No, no, I love the Ghet! I think I even posted about them once. Its the best. (If you are open minded about food and experiences in general) I recommend it highly! Im so glad it make you think of me!

AT - Yes! Creamed cheese. Could you die? Too icky.

Patricia - Thank you!

LA - Bless.
Rachael - I have missed your humour and tasty recipes so much!

My blogging vacation clearly made me forget how funny you are. I love it! Thanks for the welcome back. I needed it. Who had any idea that having a small child could be so time-consuming! I'm so glad to be back in the kitchen again...
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