Thickening Soups or Sauces

How to make soups richer and creamier.

Instead of adding dry flour to a soup or sauce, which can sometimes cause lumping, create Beurre Manié (a butter and flour mixture) and gradually add it in small amounts to a simmering soup or sauce, as needed. It will thicken your liquids and make them richer and creamier tasting.

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    Combine softened butter with an equal amount of flour and mix together with a fork or by hand.
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    The resulting mixture is called Beurre Manié and may be added, in small amounts or as needed, to the simmering liquid.
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    The result will be added thickness, which will also make your soups or sauces richer and creamier.

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