Tuesday, April 10, 2012

ITALIAN CREAM OF CHEESE SOUP

A-Z Soups.
If the aroma of Italian cheeses has great appeal to you, you will surely love this soup. It is quick to prepare with a taste that belies its simplicity.

From: Soups and Stews the World Over Louise Driggs, Hastings House, N.Y., 1971

Italian Cream of Cheese Soup      Servings            6

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups milk

  • 6 slices of carrot
  • 2 thick onion slices
  • ¼  teaspoon of allspice
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced in half

  • 1  cup grated Romano, Parmesan or other firm Italian cheese
  • 2 egg yolks
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped parsley

Method:

  1. Combine the stock and milk in a Bain Marie (double boiler)
  2. Add carrot slices, onion slices, allspice and garlic
  3. Place over slowly simmering water and simmer for one hour. Set your timer and come back.
  4. Strain out carrot, onion and garlic
  5. Stir in cheese
  6. Beat egg yolks
  7. Add a little hot soup to beaten egg yolks and stir
  8. Stir the tempered yolks into the soup pot
  9. Heat the soup without boiling
  10. Add salt and pepper
  11. Pour into bowls and garnish with parsley

This is a great first course, or perhaps a complete lunch with some bread and a salad. Enjoy.

13 comments:

Amy McMunn Schindler said...

Hi, there, found you from A to Z and happy that I did! I love trying new recipes!

Amy from the mom cave

Lynn Proctor said...

i love all of your soups--you have made me decide to start having soup more often!

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

This soup is totally different than any I've ever made or tried. It sounds utterly delicious, too! Soup could be the most perfect food ever (I'm a big fan of soup!!). Thanks for sharing this one Anthony, I can't wait to make it!

Missed Periods said...

"Bain marie" sounds so much lovelier than "double boiler."

Kalyani said...

sounds yummy and thanks for sharing .......

TL Conway said...

Holy crap! An A-Z Challenge all about soups?! I'm in love!

Alas, I don't own a double boiler. :( This sounds DELICIOUS though. I can't wait to see what else you share!

anthony stemke said...

AMY MCMUNN SCHINDLER: Welcome, happy to meet you.

LYNN PROCTOR: Soup once a day is a good thing. It doesn't have to be ridgid, several times a week is good. And Thank You for your complimentary words.

ANDREA THE KITCHEN WITCH: I am encouraging soup-eating, happy to know that you appreciate soup too.

MISSED PERIODS: Yes it does, many foreign words sound better than their English equivalent.

KALYANI: You are welcome, Thans for calling.

TL CONWAY: Glad you love soups. You can improvise a double-boiler by placing a larger pot atop a smaller one, the latter containing the boiling water. The main thing is that the bottom of the upper pot does physically touch the water.
Thanjks for calling.

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi Anthony! I think my husband would like this soup. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Susanne
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Name: Luana Krause said...

This looks good. I love Italian cheeses. Great idea for a soup!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Simple, creamy and flavorsome soup...

anthony stemke said...

SUSANNE DRAZIC: He would love it and so will you. Thanks.

LUANA KRAUSE: I'm happy you like it, it will be welcome at your dinner table I'm sure.

KITCHEN FLAVOURS: Yes indeed, Thank You.

the Junkie book said...

You've a wonderful thing going on here! This is almost like a soup recipe e book. Any time I want me or my friends to look up a soup I'll refer yours. Thanks much!

anthony stemke said...

THE JUNKIE BOOK: Thank You so much for your wonderful comments.

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