1Sauté 1 pound peeled and sliced carrots, 1 cup sliced shallots, and 1/2 cup chopped chervil stalks in 1/4 cup butter until the shallots just begin to soften. Add 2 quarts chicken or vegetable stock and simmer until the carrots are soft.
2Puree in a blender. Add 1 cup heavy cream and 2 tablespoons finely chopped chervil and reheat to boiling. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg and serve garnished with a dollop of unsweetened whipped cream and a sprig of chervil.
How to Make an Easy Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
A multilayered carrot cake can be the crown jewel of the dessert table, but it takes a herculean effort to put together. In this episode of The Easiest Way, Amy Wisniewski of the CHOW Test Kitchen shows how you can avoid all that hassle and still end up with a beautiful, delicious cake. Follow along as she makes our Easy Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe.
Classic Tomato Soup
This comforting tomato soup is super easy and super delicious. Canned San Marzano tomatoes marry with soft, sautéed onions and garlic, a pinch of red pepper, and chicken broth to create a soothing, savory bowl. Finished with a bit of cream, this is begging for a grilled cheese sandwich on the side. But really, it tastes great with lots of things, as well as on its own (though a basil and Parmesan garnish doesn't hurt).
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Softened vegetables, including onions and bell peppers, amped up with spices like chili powder, cumin, oregano, and cayenne, form the base of this tortilla soup. Chicken broth and tomatoes are added, along with soft corn tortillas that meld into the liquid to make a hearty, thick meal. Finally, shredded chicken is stirred in, and everything is garnished with crunchy tortilla strips, sour cream, shredded cheese, and scallions (avocados, pickled jalapeños, and cilantro would all work too).
Moist Carrot Cake
This carrot cake is incredibly moist and tender, and fragrant with cinnamon and nutmeg. Speckled with raisins and nuts (or not, if you prefer yours plainer), the cake is topped with a rich, tangy-sweet cream cheese frosting.