Lessons > How to Make Roux-Based Soup

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Lesson Overview

Roux-based soups – often referred to as cream soups – 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.

Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson you'll 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

Course Syllabus

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1. Introduction: How to Make Roux-Based Soup 2 mins
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2. Complete Your Self Assessment 2 mins
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3. What are Roux-Based Soups? 2 mins
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4. Components of a Roux-Based Soup 4 mins
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5. Starting a Roux-Based Soup 5 mins
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6. The Texture of Roux-Based Soups 3 mins
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7. Finishing Roux-Based Soups 3 mins
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8. Practice Activities & Recipes 45 mins
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9. Lesson Quiz 15 mins
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Finish Line 1 hr 21 mins Total Time

Practice Recipes

A few of the practice recipes you'll learn in this lesson.

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