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White Foam Soup

Soups
Gloucestershire

Onion and celery stewed in white sauce with garlic and mace. Beaten egg-white folded into a little of the soup and served on, or in, the remainder.


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White Foam Soup

serves 4
1 ½ oz butter
1 oz flour
1 pint milk
1/2 pint stock
1 onion, finely chopped
1 small leek, finely chopped
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
pinch of ground mace
salt, pepper
2 eggs, separated
2 oz cheese, grated
chopped parsley to garnish

1. Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the flour. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes, then gradually stir in the milk and stock.
2. Bring to the boil, stirring. Add the vegetables, mace, salt and pepper and stir well.
3. Cover and simmer gently for 30 minutes.
4. Beat the egg yolks slightly and mix in a little of the hot soup.
5. Stir this into the rest of the soup with the cheese and heat gently, stirring, until the cheese has melted.
6. Whisk the egg whites until stiff. Fold half into the soup and divide the remainder between soup bowls or a tureen.
7. Pour over the soup and sprinkle with parsley.





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