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BackstoryA wonderful rich garlic soup that is not overpowering!
- 8 cloves garlic, peeled and mashed
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 quarts chicken broth or vegetable broth
- fresh ground pepper (to your taste)
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon sage (or 2 leaves fresh)
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 cup dry white wine (optional)
- 1 pinch rosemary
- 1/2 cup light cream
- 3 egg yolks, beaten
- 6-8 slices of toasted Italian bread or French bread
- 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese or romano cheese
- Saute garlic in oil until slightly browned.
- Heat broth and wine until hot but not boiling.
- Add garlic, oil, spices and herbs, cover and simmer for 1 hour.
- Remove bay leaf from pot and puree soup.
- Return pureed soup to pot and continue simmering.
- Add cream to egg yolks, then add a bit of soup and mix well.
- Add egg mixture to the pot and simmer for about 5 minutes or until heated through.
- Place a toast slice in each bowl, ladle soup over toast slice and sprinkle with cheese.
- Serve and enjoy!