Almond Soup

by avlxyz

half lb of candy almonds
1 1/2 onion
1/2 small head of celery
1 quart of milk
four exhausting-boiled yolks of egg
white roux (recipe follows)
fried or toasted bread for serving
half pint of cream
just a little white pepper



1. Take half a pound of candy almonds and blanch them by throwing them into boiling water until the surface pores and skin may be rubbed off simply with the finger. Then instantly throw the white almonds into chilly water, in any other case they'll shortly lose their white colour like potatoes which were peeled.

2. Subsequent, slice up an onion and half a small head of celery, and let these simmer gently in a quart of milk.

three. Within the meantime pound the almonds with 4 arduous-boiled yolks of egg, pressure off the milk and add the pounded almonds and egg to the milk progressively, and let it boil over the hearth.

four. Add adequate white roux until the soup turns into of the consistency of cream. Serve some fried or toasted bread with the soup. It's a nice enchancment so as to add half a pint of cream. The soup may be flavored with slightly white pepper.



White roux is used as a binder for white sauces.

INGREDIENTS to thicken 1 liter liquid:
- 60 g (1/four cup) butter, clarified
- 60 g (2 oz. or about 1/2 cup) flour



1. Soften the butter, in a heavy saucepan, till it begins to foam.

2. Take away saucepan from warmth, add the flour abruptly. Return to the warmth and maintain stirring continually with a picket spoon till the combination comes away from the underside of the pan.

three. Prepare dinner about 5 minutes with out letting it colour, to take away the style of the raw flour. Put aside to chill till you want it. Don't use excessive warmth to get the roux achieved quicker as a result of an overheated roux loses half of its capacity to thicken.


Almond Soup is a superb soup for summer time and may be ready in lower than half an hour. If you eat creamy almond soup its style lingers within the mouth lengthy after. Though it's creamy and wealthy, but it's mild on the abdomen and palate. This soup makes an ideal begin of any summer time meal. Milk, recent cream and flour improve the creamines. Almond soup could be very mildly spiced, so you'll be able to serve it when you have spicier dishes that comply with within the menu. You can too add a touch of saffron. Serve scorching with slivered and a spot of recent cream.

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