Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Cheddar and Soda Soup

I just use whatever veggies are on hand like broccoli or cauliflower in place of the celery and carrots, only the onion is essential. Serve with crusty bread.

1/4 c. butter
1/2 c. chopped onion
1/2 c. chopped celery
1/2 c. chopped or shredded carrots
1/2 c. flour
2 tbsp corn starch
4 c. chicken stock divided
4 c. milk
1/2 tsp soda
1-3 c. cheddar cheese

Saute first four ingredients. Add chicken stock or 3 c. water and 4 bouillon cubes. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer about 15 minutes. Add 4 cups milk. Bring to a boil or until very hot. Combine 1 c. cold water with the flour and cornstarch. Add to hot soup while stirring constantly. Stir until thickened. Then add shredded cheese. Whisk in the soda. The soup will rise quite a bit, so turn down the heat it necessary. Makes 10-12 serving.

1 comment:

Kristy said...

Yum!!! This was so good. Everyone loved it. It was really smooth and creamy. I served with a thicker, softer roll that was really good broken up into the soup. Good stuff!