This is a great tasting soup and your family and guests will really love this one.
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1/2 lb. asparagus, pared and blanched
- 1/4 cup flour
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 3/4 cups Piesporter white wine
- 1 1/2 cups whipping cream
- 3/4 cup Brie, rind removed.
In a saucepan heat the butter and add the asparagus, cooking just until tender. Stir in the flour and cook for a couple of minutes. Now add the broth, wine and cream. Bring to just boiling and immediately turn to simmer for 10 minutes.
Transfer to a food processor and puree until smooth. Return to the pot and reheat, but do NOT boil. Stir in the cheese and simmer for about 5 minutes. If this is not thick enough for your taste, just add more brie.
To bring this up a notch, add a square of puff pastry that would overhang the soup dish and bake until the pastry is golden. This is so classy and fun.