The Riesling Soup is an authentic German soup that becomes a festive holiday soup with a hint of cinnamon. If you can get a bottle of German Riesling this soup will be the perfect starter for your holiday menu. Happy Cooking!
1 onion (small-medium)
1 tbsp butter
1/8 liter Riesling (brut)
3/4 liter vegetable broth (make it instant)
4 tbsp creme fraiche
2 tbsp (flat) flour
150 ml heavy cream
1-2 tsp parsley, chopped
salt, white pepper to taste
3 slices white toast bread
3 tbsp safflower oil
some ground cinnamon and ground ginger (optional)
– Chop onion fine and saute in butter until transparent, then add wine and let simmer for about 1 min.
– Add broth, bring to a boil.
– Mix the flour with the creme fraiche and add to soup.
– Let soup simmer for 10-15 min, stir couple of times.
– Add heavy cream and let simmer for another 10 min.
– Cut out of the bread stars and fry them in hot oil until they are crunchy.
– Place stars on kitchen paper (takes of the oil); sprinkle them very lightly with cinnamon and ginger (if you like); it adds a tiny touch of ginger/cinnamon which is actually harmonizing very well with the other ingredients.
– Spice soup with salt and white pepper to taste and puree with a stick mixer.
– Add chopped parsley.
– Serve with the fried cinnamon stars
The soup should be thick. If the soup is too thin let it simmer longer so it will be thickening.
You can use 1/2 l Riesling and less vegetable broth (stronger wine taste).