Mushroom Broth

Preparation info
  • Makes

    9 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Soup: A Way of Life

By Barbara Kafka

Published 1998

  • About

To make this base into a soup, add 1 tablespoon salt. It is also nice with Mushroom Dumplings and some chopped tarragon or dill. Use instead of water in Mushroom Barley Soup and Winter Mushroom Soup.


  • pounds (675 g) white mushrooms, broken into large chunks
  • ½ ounce (15<


In a food processor, working in batches if necessary, chop the fresh mushrooms to a coarse paste, stopping a couple of times to scrape down the sides of the bowl.

In a tall narrow stockpot, bring the fresh and dried mushrooms and water to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.

Strain through a fine-mesh sieve, and then through a damp-cloth-lined sieve. Use