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Old 12-17-2014, 07:38 PM   #1
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Freezing Mushroom Barley Soup Question

So everyone told me that they wanted mushroom barley soup this week. So I made a large batch, and sure enough, everyone wanted something else.

The total was about 4 quarts, and it hadd about 1/4 cup of cream in it.

Will it freeze/ defrost ok ?

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Old 12-17-2014, 07:46 PM   #2
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Here's your answer: How to freeze and reheat soup - Soup Chick®
This site is vey informative about all kinds of soup. Had to keep reading but I didn't have anything to freeze. It made me want to go and cook something to freeze. LOL.
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Old 12-17-2014, 11:52 PM   #3
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So everyone told me that they wanted mushroom barley soup this week. So I made a large batch, and sure enough, everyone wanted something else.

The total was about 4 quarts, and it hadd about 1/4 cup of cream in it.

Will it freeze/ defrost ok ?

larry
I've frozen it many times. The barley gets a bit mushy, but I like it that way--the cream might separate--I've never added cream so can't say, but I do know that happens with other cream soups. When I know I'm going to freeze a cream soup, I will either puree the veggies to thicken the soup or use evaporated milk.
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I usually don't add cream either, but the mushroom stock was a little too intense, so I needed to tone it down a bit without screwing up the consistency. Tastes great, just way to much for one person to eat before it spoils.
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I usually don't add cream either, but the mushroom stock was a little too intense, so I needed to tone it down a bit without screwing up the consistency. Tastes great, just way to much for one person to eat before it spoils.
I hear you (way too much). I would thaw it overnight in the fridge and maybe remove some and swirl it with the immersion blender if the cream separates. I love barley in soup. I love barley by itself. I have fallen in love with purple barley--it takes about 90 minutes to cook after having been soaked for about 48 hours. But, if you plan it, it is lovely. It doesn't get mushy or slimy.
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I'd give my sage advice on freezing it, but I'd have to see you recipe first.

Though I might not really have any sage advice, I am just trying to get your recipe.
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