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and i am finally sharing my ultimate comfort food with you...my carrot soup recipe! i have always wanted to open up a little soup shop... and a cookie shop, and a cupcake shop, what can i say... i'm a dreamer, but if you are a soup lover like i am then this soup's for you and if you're not, i'd recommend trying it,
it's so yummy and delicious.
4 tablespoons butter
1 yellow onion chopped
2 cloves minced garlic
10-12 carrots peeled and sliced
6 cups chicken stock
1 pinch dill weed
1 pinch marjoram
1 pinch thyme
1 pinch parsley
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
step one: in large pot, heat butter. add onion and garlic. saute til golden.
step two: add chicken stock, carrots and spices. bring to a boil then reduce heat & simmer uncovered until carrots are soft. (about 35 minutes)
step three: mix cornstarch with small amount of cold water to dissolve. add to soup and stir well. add cream and let simmer for another 15 minutes.
step four: puree. serve & enjoy. YUM!
***soup tip: many soups call for flour as a thickening agent, replace the flour with cornstarch like in this recipe and you wont get that yucky flour taste that many soups have.
i just know you're going to loooove this soup! if you make it, please let me know what you think. i make it at least once a month. haha! tomorrow is little miss plum's 7th birthday! so tonight i will be wrapping presents and enjoying her last day of being six. wow... the years just fly by. have a lovely evening!
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