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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 thi…

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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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14 Videos | 9 Tasks
Task 1: Introduction: How to Make Roux-Based Soup
Task 2: Complete Your Self Assessment
Task 3: What are Roux-Based Soups?
Task 4: Components of a Roux-Based Soup
Task 5: Starting a Roux-Based Soup
Task 6: The Texture of Roux-Based Soups
Task 7: Finishing Roux-Based Soups
Task 8: Practice Activities & Recipes

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