After a long and cold day, one of the most comforting things you can do when you get home, besides changing into warm clothes and drinking a cup of tea/coffee/hot chocolate, is having a homey meal. To us, this soup enters into this category. Today’s recipe is for our friends in the southern hemisphere who recently started winter.
1 cup fresh basil
2 cups (500ml) chicken stock
2 tbsp (1/8 stick, 28g) butter
3 tbsp cornflour
4 cups (1L) milk
ground pepper and salt to taste
Heat the chicken stock in a small pot, bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer. Add the basil (if you wish, you may save some of the smallest leaves for decorating). In a drinking cup mix the cornflour with 1/3 cup of milk, stir thoroughly to avoid lumps. In a saucepan melt the butter; add the cornflour-milk mixture; pour in the remaining milk and stir. Add the chicken stock with basil. Check flavor, you may add ground pepper and salt if needed. Cook until thickened, and stir constantly to prevent from sticking in the bottom of the pan. Optional: sprinkle some shredded cheese.
Source: Adapted from Taste of Home.