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The Terrace Restaurant
Chester County Mushroom Soup

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  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 tablespoon butter or oil, plus 2 tablespoons melted butter or oil
  • 2 pounds washed button mushrooms
  • 1/2 pound washed shiitake mushrooms
  • 1/2 pound washed oyster mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 3 pints chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons flour


  1. Mince carrots, onions, and celery in a food processor and sauté in heavy pot with oil.
  2. Mince mushrooms in a food processor, add to pot along with tarragon, salt and pepper. Cook for about 15 minutes. Do not burn.
  3. Add stock and cream and bring to a boil. Mix melted butter and flour until smooth and whip into soup. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until all of the flour and butter mixture is incorporated and the soup is thickened. Simmer for 30 minutes and serve.
  4. Adjust seasonings with salt and pepper, to taste.

Yield: 4 servings

Submitted to Recipe Goldmine by Lois Brenneman.

Recipe courtesy The Terrace Restaurant, Kennett Square