Getting Ready to Party!

This week we are hosting a couple gatherings before Christmas.  A key ingredient for all my casseroles and most of my chicken dishes is cream of mushroom soup.  However, recently I found a homemade recipe to replace cream soups that I am very excited about.  It seems much more simple and natural than it’s canned counterpart, and it’s tasty too!  One Orange Giraffe is the blog where I found the recipe.

Cream Soup recipe
1 cup non-fat dried milk* (organic valley)
3/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup ground vegetable bouillon 
4 Tablespoons freeze dried minced onions 
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried thyme 
1 teaspoon pepper
For the equivalent of one can of condensed cream soup, mix 1/3 cup dry mix with 1 1/4 cup water. Cook until thick.  (Add in mushrooms for cream of mushroom, dried celery for cream of celery, etc.)
*A friend told me of a similar recipe she has with 2 cups of dried milk.  If you need some more creaminess, don’t be afraid to add more than 1 cup to your soup.

2 comments

  1. Megan · December 19, 2011

    I have a very similar recipe Emily, although what surprises me the most is that mine calls for twice as much powdered milk. Is organic dried milk different? Here's my recipe:
    2 cups powdered milk
    1/4 cup instant chicken bouillon
    1 tsp. basil (optional)
    1 tsp. thyme (optional)
    1/2 tsp. pepper
    3/4 cup cornstarch
    2 Tbsp. dried onion flakes
    The amounts for using it are the same, 1/3 cup mix with 1 1/4 cup water.
    Interesting that the recipes are so similar yet very different.

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  2. Emily Grenier · December 19, 2011

    hmmm very interesting! i have made up the recipe a couple of times and it seemed to work–i am guessing yours would be thicker and creamier. it sounds like there is some flexibility with it, but i don't think there is any difference between the organic dried milk as far as texture goes…i just happened to have the organic on hand.

    i think i will stick with the one cup just for cost purposes, especially if i am using organic. it is nice to know that i can add some more if i feel like it needs some extra milkiness:-)

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