Bonne Femme Soup

Preparation info

  • 6

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      20 min

Appears in

Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

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  • ½ lettuce
  • a few leaves of sorrel, chervil, watercress or tarragon or a mixture of these,


Shred the lettuce and other leaves finely. Cut the cucumber into match-like strips. Melt the butter in a deep pan and fry the vegetables very gently for 3 min. Add the stock, boiling, to the vegetables and simmer for 10 min. Blend the flour with half the milk, stir this into the soup and cook till the flour thickens. Season very carefully, add lemon juice to taste and cook slightly. Mix the rem