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Toasted Almond Soup

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Blanched almond soup with the base of white sauce.

This recipe is from the book Any Time Temptations.

Preparation Time : 31-40 minutes

Cooking time : 11-15 minutes

Servings : 4

Toasted Almond Soup

Main Ingredients

Almonds, Butter

Cuisine

Continental

Course

Soup

Level Of Cooking

Easy

Ingredients

  • Almonds
    20-25
  • Butter
    1 1/2 tablespoons
  • Cloves
    5-6
  • Onion chopped
    1 medium
  • Carrot chopped
    1 medium
  • White sauce
    1 cup
  • Milk
    2 cups
  • Salt
    to taste
  • White pepper powder
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Fresh cream
    1/2 cup

Method

Step 1


Soak the almonds in warm water for half an hour. Peel and slice half of then into thin slivers. Toast them on a hot tawa till golden. Heat the butter in a deep non stick pan, add cloves, onion and carrot and sauté till translucent.

Step 2


Add the remaining half of the almonds and sauté for a few minutes. Add one cup of water and boil for five minutes. Strain and make a puree of solids (vegetables and almonds).

Step 3


Dilute the white sauce with milk or water and mix it with the puree. Put in a pan and heat. Bring it to boil, reduce heat, add cream and simmer for five minutes.

Step 4


Adjust salt and pepper powder. Garnish with the toasted almond slivers and serve hot.

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