All lessons in the How to Make Soup section:
Roux-based soups – often referred to as <strong>cream soups</strong> – have a luxurious and creamy texture. Whether the final soup is chunky or blended, the liquid within these soups will always have a silky-smooth and cream-like consistency.
Roux-based soups are actually based on a thin velouté sauce or a thin béchamel sauce. Once you have learned how to make these two mother sauces, a world of soups will essentially be at your fingertips.
In this lesson, you will learn about the components of a roux-based soup, how to make a roux-based soup, and how to vary the texture once it is cooked. You will also learn how to finish a roux-based soup prior to serving. Once you learn these few simple techniques, you’ll be able to whip together many healthy and delicious soups at a moment’s notice.
At the end of this cooking school lesson, you will be able to:
- understand what a roux-based soup is
- identify the main components of a roux-based soup
- make a roux-based soup
- adjust the texture of a roux-based soup to suit your tastes
- enrich and finish a roux-based soup
In partnership with:
Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver