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lovescooking Dec 26, 2012 02:49 PM

Looking for a rich and THICK soup have tired several and still not what I am looking for..
Thank you

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    greese RE: lovescooking Dec 26, 2012 03:53 PM

    After you have pureed the cooked broccoli, onions, stock and cream, and melted the cheese into it, if it's still not thick enough for you... then that's what corn starch is for. Just dissolve it first into cold water.

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      gttahaveit RE: lovescooking Dec 26, 2012 04:01 PM

      I always cook a potato or two with the soup. Puree it all together. Gives it the lovely smooth mouth-feel you're looking for! And I never add cream!

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        gttahaveit RE: lovescooking Dec 26, 2012 04:03 PM

        Add a potato or two and puree with the soup. I never have the need to add cream!

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          lovescooking RE: lovescooking Dec 27, 2012 06:33 AM

          What cheese do you use, I tried cheddar but my husband thinks it is a little bitter, actually I did not have just cheddar so I used extra sharp cheddar so maybe that is why it was so bitter. How about a soft cheese? any ideas

          Thanks

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            coll RE: lovescooking Dec 27, 2012 06:47 AM

            I hate to break it to you, but Velveeta is the one cheese that gives you the right consistancy.

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              lovescooking RE: coll Dec 27, 2012 08:11 AM

              I love velveeta even though it is not cheese, but does it give the soup that real yellow color? You know what I mean. I used to get this soup at a restaurant that closed a few years ago and I have been looking for a broccoli cheese soup receipe since then.. It was thick and buttery but sooooooooooooooo tasty..Please help
              Thanks.

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                coll RE: lovescooking Dec 27, 2012 08:14 AM

                Since I also use heavy cream, yes it is a very light yellow. The texture is also perfect. There are probably fancier ways to make it, but this is easy and tasty to boot.

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                  lovescooking RE: coll Dec 27, 2012 08:24 AM

                  what is your receipe, snowing today and going to by soup ingredients
                  and it doesn't have to be fancy just, good.

                  Funny story, My sister in law invited my husband me to a victorian summer picnic at Lake Mohonk resort in New York. ..Everyone brought these "exotic" dishes to share.
                  My sister in law brought a beautiful silver tray full of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Interestingly enough that tray was empty before anything else was touched..I laugh whenever I tell that story, it doesn't have to be complicated , just good.

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                    coll RE: lovescooking Dec 27, 2012 09:04 AM

                    Raining here on Long Island, we got lucky!

                    CREAM OF BROCCOLI SOUP
                    1 quart chicken stock
                    1 bunch finely chopped broccoli
                    1/2 lb Velveeta
                    1/2 cup heavy cream

                    Bring stock to boil, add broccoli and cook for 20 minutes on medium. Meanwhile make roux (below).

                    ROUX 1/2 stick butter
                    1/4 cup flour
                    Melt butter in skillet and add flour slowly with whisk til well blended. Cook until smooth and bubbling, then add ladle of hot broth/broccoli mix. Add this back into the pot and whisk until smooth.

                    Add heavy cream plus some white pepper and garlic powder to taste. Add cheese and stir frequently until melted.

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                      lovescooking RE: coll Dec 27, 2012 12:15 PM

                      Thanks, I will let you know how it comes out. it sounds great.
                      PS Snowing in Albany NY

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                        coll RE: lovescooking Dec 27, 2012 01:29 PM

                        Ha! I already know, most of my family is in Columbia County above Hudson. Mom gave me the lowdown this morning. The soup should warm you up at least, it's really cold here although we have a sunset at least, but I should be making some too myself.

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                          lovescooking RE: coll Dec 28, 2012 09:44 AM

                          small world.I love the snow so I am happy, will be making the soup this afternoon..can't wait

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                            coll RE: lovescooking Dec 28, 2012 10:10 AM

                            It's a meal in itself, hope you like it!

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                              lovescooking RE: coll Dec 29, 2012 12:46 PM

                              WOW..I love it..I just finished making it and I am melting the cheese in the soup and I took a taste..It is "the one"
                              Thanks so much.
                              Still snowing..

                              I know it isn't low fat but if you are going to have a cream soup I want it have fat in it..
                              I will try the others another time, but for now this will be my go to cream of broccoli.
                              You don't know how long I have been trying to get a receipe that I loved, not liked..
                              Thanks again

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                                coll RE: lovescooking Dec 29, 2012 01:15 PM

                                We were supposed to get a few inches of snow but it is raining instead. Too bad, I was in the mood to have a snow day.

                                I am so glad you like the soup, I'm not even positive where I found the recipe (unusual for me) but the minute I tasted it I said "This is it". Never made a single change. I just plan something light to serve with it. If you come up with any new twists though, keep me informed.

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                                  lovescooking RE: coll Dec 29, 2012 02:31 PM

                                  OK , well sInce you asked, I put a little fresh nutmeg in and a touch of dry mustard. I sauted a small onion and 1 stalk of celery and one small potatoe in butter to start. I then added the stock and the broccoli and cooked for 30 minutes like you suggested. I made the roux as you instructed and then tempering it with the hot liquid .I added mostly velveta and a chunk of havarti..It is so good I even had a small bowl cold.

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                                    coll RE: lovescooking Dec 29, 2012 04:24 PM

                                    I will make a note and try your additions, I can never leave well enough alone (to the annoyance of my husband!) Thanks for the ideas.

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                                      lovescooking RE: coll Dec 29, 2012 05:47 PM

                                      me either, my husband says the same thing, but he did like your receipe..
                                      high praise from him , he is very picky or as he says "I am just discerning.."ok"

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                                        coll RE: lovescooking Dec 29, 2012 06:13 PM

                                        My husband is my most constructive critic, without him I would never have evolved! I guess you could say, he too is picky beyond belief....I often call him the Princess and the Pea. If he likes something, I lock the recipe away for fear of losing it.

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              magiesmom RE: lovescooking Dec 27, 2012 06:58 AM

              I like havarti.

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                lovescooking RE: magiesmom Dec 27, 2012 08:46 AM

                Do you have a receipe?

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              master815k RE: lovescooking Dec 27, 2012 09:37 AM

              I love this cooking light recipe. My kids devourit. Just make sure not to puree the soup too much.

              http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/brocc...

              1. Njchicaa RE: lovescooking Dec 27, 2012 10:38 AM

                I really like this recipe: http://alldayidreamaboutfood.com/2011... It's from Cook's Illustrated.

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                  Scoutmaster RE: Njchicaa Dec 27, 2012 06:45 PM

                  This is the recipe I was going to suggest (as I've just finished a bowl). I've never added the cheddar cheese. It is OUTSTANDING, however, I don't think it's what the OP is looking for. Incredibly healthy.

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                  benn2009 RE: lovescooking Dec 28, 2012 10:55 AM

                  this is my go to recipe. tons of flavor from the roasted broccoli and somewhat healthy because no cream. up the potato if you want it a little thicker, and use a nice sharp cheddar for a stronger flavor!

                  http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-roast...

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                    lovescooking RE: lovescooking Dec 30, 2012 09:22 AM

                    Thanks for all the good ideas.
                    I love this site

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