I don’t know when it happened, but I have become a “Cream of…Soup Snob.” I promise I didn’t mean for it to happen–and truth be told, I’d still use canned if I were in a pinch–but homemade is just SO MUCH BETTER. Plus, it’s fairly quick and it’s easy. What can be bad about that?
This recipe can be used as pretty much any kind of soup base. Use different bouillon for a different flavor.
1/2 Cup (1 stick) Butter
6 Tbsp Flour
2 cups Milk, room temperature
2 tsp Chicken Bouillon (or two cubes)
salt/pepper to taste.
1. Measure milk into a 2 cup measuring cup and sit it on the counter.
2. Over Medium heat, melt butter. Add flour and stir constantly until a paste forms (aka: roux).
3. Add milk, bouillon, salt, and pepper, and stir until thickened–about 10 minutes.
4. This is now ready to use. Add more ingredients (cheese, potatoes, onions, etc) to make a soup or use as-is in a recipe.
Yeild: equivalent of 2 cans Cream of Chicken Soup
Source: allrecipes.com (Nell Marsh)