Friday, May 18, 2012

Replacement for Cream Soups

Since we started our adventure to buy less packaged foods and simplify our lives, we have found some really interesting recipes, most of them we share...some are better not passed along!  I am not a fan of the "cream soups" but some recipes call for them.  I found a recipe for a replacement and so far it has worked for the recipes I have used it in.  These ingredients are equal to 8 cans of cream soup.  I store mine in a quart glass Ball jar.
Here's what you need:
  • 2 c nonfat dry milk
  • 2 Tablespoons dried onion
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1/4 c instant chicken bouillon
  • 3/4 c cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp thyme
To make an amount equal to 1 can of cream soup, mix
  • 1/4 c dry milk
  • 3/4 t dried onion
  • 1/8 t basil
  • 1/2 T instant bouillon 
  • 1 1/2 T cornstarch
  • 1/8 t thyme
  • dash of pepper
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Stir or shake well before using. When you are ready to use it in a recipe, combine 1/3 c of the dry mix with 1 1/4 c cold water. Stir over low heat until thickened.

For microwave, use glass measuring cup and heat on high 4-5 minutes, stirring several times until thickened.

This is a great nonfat substitute for condensed cream soups.  You can also use it as a soup and add veggies or meat.
 ~Simply Angie

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