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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Food journal number 49: French garlic soup

It's not exactly frightful weather out yet, but it's colds season so I thought I'd blog about this garlic soup which we made recently. The healthy properties of 4 whole heads of garlic hopefully keep diseases at bay, not to mention vampires. The only thing to remember is to keep some windows open while the garlic heads cook in the oven. Our whole apartment filled with garlic smell, which stuck to some of our clothes. I can't wait to move to the new apartment and have a separate kitchen. Soon!

The recipe is adapted from FX cuisine. The soup itself, despite the number of garlic heads, tastes wonderfully mild. It even almost tastes creamy! And it definitely tastes better than it sounds, so if you think you'd be catching a cold, it's worth it to try it out. The original recipe calls for some very thin noodles in the soup, but we have ours with bread on the side.

French Garlic Soup

4 big garlic heads
1 tablespoon flour
1 liter boiled water
1 chicken broth cube
1 teaspoon thyme
salt and pepper

1. Cut the garlic heads in half. Place them, open-side down and with the peels still on, in an oven dish generously lined with olive oil.
2. Cook in the oven at about 125 C for an hour. When they're ready, the roasted garlic should easily fall off when you lift the peels.
3. Using a fork, thoroughly mash the garlic with the flour, until they form a thick, homogeneous paste.
4. Transfer the paste into a pot, and then add 1 liter of boiled water and a broth cube. Flavor with thyme. Stir until combined, or use an immersion blender.
5. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and if desired, sprinkle some fresh parsley and add thin noodles that have been broken into little pieces.

That's it! And that's all I can blog for now. We're still in the middle of putting our stuff in boxes!

We'll be moving the first batch of boxes tomorrow!


Anonymous lara said...

have fun with your move!

btw, we tried that meatball-beetroot salad sandwich. jaakko really liked it. thanks!

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