Brie, white wine and julienne vegetables are gently cooked in a veloute sauce in this elegant soup. Serve garnish with chives or scallions.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 6 cups chicken stock
- 1/4 cup butter
- 8 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 12 ounces Brie cheese
- 3/8 cup white wine
- 2 ounces julienned carrots
- 1/4 cup chopped celery
- 2 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- salt and pepper to taste
Melt butter in sauce pan over low heat. Add flour and mix well, cooking until it just starts to turn golden.
Add stock and whip vigorously, bring to boil and reduce to simmer. Skim the butter and flour and other impurities that rise to the top and continue to simmer until the veloute is reduced to 2/3 its original quantity and the sauce is the consistency of heavy cream.
Strain through fine sieve.
Return veloute to sauce pan over low heat and add brie cheese, cook slowly, stirring occasionally, until the cheese has melted. Add wine and vegetables and simmer lightly until the vegetables are al dente. Heat heavy cream over low heat and add to soup. Season soup to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with fresh chives or scallion.