Yield 1 1/2 quarts
Use any mushrooms you like to add a huge depth of flavor to this simple, yet delicious, soup.
The best part is adding a sprinkling of fresh thyme to the soup before serving. The thyme adds a nice bright bite of flavor and also helps break up the smoothness of the soup, helping to make each spoonful new and adventurous.
1 yellow onion, roughly chopped
4 cloves garlic, sliced in half
2 Tbsp olive oil or butter, unsalted *See Notes Section
1/2 cup flour, unbleached and all-purpose or equal parts gluten free thickener (cornstarch, tapioca or arrowroot)
1 1/2 quarts water or vegetable broth
1 pkg mushrooms, cleaned and left whole
2 sprigs thyme, left whole, plus a bit more for garnish
1 tsp salt and pepper, to taste
2 cups whole milk or cream, optional *See Notes
Because this soup's ingredients can be adjusted so easily to suit all dietary needs, make sure to leave out the dairy if Vegan, sub in a gluten free thickening agent instead of flour, and know that leaving out the milk or cream at the end still makes for an incredible final product!
Recipe by Vie at https://getvie.com/2019/02/06/flawless-valentines-day-menu/