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