Sunday, February 1, 2015

Broccoli Soup

This is a yummy soup for a good cold day. Not that we've had any good cold days this winter! It has been unseasonably warm. I like to make this with bread bowls and the easiest way I have found to make them is simply by purchasing Rhodes frozen bread dough and letting it thaw in the fridge. Then cut each loaf into 3rds and shape them into round balls and place them on a greased cookie sheet to rise (sometimes I brush them with beaten eggs to cause them to become brown). Bake them according to the directions on the package. When you are ready to eat the soup, simply cut off the top and hollow out the bowl adding the warm soup and be prepared to feast! This is an extremely filling soup when coupled with a bread bowl.

Delicious Broccoli Soup
Cook in boiling salted water a large bunch of broccoli cut into small pieces. Melt a 6 Tbsp. butter in a saucepan with 2/3 C. chopped onion. When the onion is transparent, add 6 Tbsp. flour. Add 3 C. chicken broth stirring constantly till mixture comes to a boil. Stir in 2 C. light cream, 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce, and 3/4 tsp. salt. Add cooked broccoli. Serve with grated cheese and chives.