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Brown Butter Mushroom Soup

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The Ultimate Mushroom Soup – seriously the best soup ever, you have to try this Brown Butter Mushroom Soup!


  • 4 tblspn butter
  • 250g mushrooms sliced
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 cups vegetable or chicken stock or 1 stock cube to 2 cups water
  • 2 cups water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp xantham gum (optional)
Brown Butter Mushroom Soup, 1st of Ramadaan, Iftar soup


  1. In a large pot, heat butter over medium heat until it begins to brown and turns fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Add mushrooms and stir to coat, then saute until mushrooms are tender and lightly browned, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Season to taste. In a food processor, blitz the onion and garlic till finely chopped.
  4. Add the garlic onion mix to the pot and cook for 1 minute. Stir in stock and bring to a simmer till reduced.
  5. Add 2 cups of water and simmer for 45 minutes.
  6. Reduce heat, add the cream and xanthan gum.
  7. Stir vigorously to incorporate the gum and cook for 5 minutes.
  8. Serve warm.

Prepared, tried, and tested by:  Caashifa Adams Young

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