Creamy Mushroom and Brie Soup
This recipe will serve 8
1 tablespoon olive oil ( I prefer Pietra Santa Olive Oil) and a little butter about 2 ounces.
5-6 finely chopped shallots.
8 cloves of garlic, crushed.
1 lb 6 oz of chopped mushrooms.
4 1/4 cups vegetable stock.
1 cup Red Wine
1/4 cup Glenlivet Whisky
1 large sprig of Fresh Thyme
2 cups heavy cream
12 oz Brie with any thick rind removed
Salt and Fresh Ground Black Pepper
Begin by melting the butter with the olive oil in a large pan. Now add the shallots and garlic and saute on a low heat until soft but not browned, then add the mushrooms and cook until they have softened.
Next, add the stock, wine, whisky and thyme, bring to the boil and reduce by half. Add the cream and brie and reduce until you reach your desired soup consistency.
Remove the sprig of thyme, using an immersion blender or food processor lightly liquidise the soup and season with ssalt and lots of black pepper.
Serve in warmed bowls with lots of crusty french bread.