I love to make my own groceries. I found this recipe and finally tried it yesterday except as usual I altered it to suit my needs. It is a dry mix that you only need to add water to and your have something very similar to the consistency of a can of condensed creamed soup. I see great things coming of this for making casseroles.
Condensed Soup Mix
4 c. powdered milk
1 1/2 c. cornstarch
1/2 c. instant chicken bouillon granules
4 tsp. dried onion flakes
2 tsp. dried thyme
2 tsp basil - crushed dried
1 tsp. pepper
Measure all ingredients into a Ziploc Bag. Shake well, transfer to vacuum seal bag, seal and store up to a year.
1/3 C mix
1 C water
Cook over low/med heat until thickened.
Variations: add 1/2 c. minced or chopped *_________*
*Choose One or More*:
Onions, Mushrooms, Asparagus, Broccoli, Celery, Cooked Chicken, Diced Potatoes, Tomato, Cooked Shrimp, etc.
OK my alteration, I didn't add the chicken bouillon. Also I have stopped putting the thyme in. It is too over powering and makes the mix much more versatile.
I needed condensed cream of mushroom soup for my recipe I had some dried mushrooms in the cabinet that I had dried. I took a few of them and crumbled them maybe a 1/4 cup and simmered them in a cup of water until they were reconstituted.
I then remeasured the water and added enough fresh to make a cup. Since I was making a chicken dish I did add a tsp. of chicken base to the water along with the 1/3 of mix. It was just wonderful. I see the use of this mix endless.