Garlic and bread soup
Recipe type: dinner, appetizer
Cuisine: soup
This rejuvenating garlic soup is thickened with bread - fast and simple to make
  • 8 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1 tbsp fresh marjoram
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp lemon pepper
  • 4 oz day-old sourdough or French baguette
  • Shaved Parmesan cheese
  1. Cut the head of garlic crosswise, then cut each half in quarters.
  2. With the flat part of a chef's knife, smash each chunk of garlic so that the papery coatings are loose.
  3. Pour chicken stock into a large saucepan.
  4. Add the garlic - don't worry about the peels being added to the soup.
  5. Add bay leaf, thyme, marjoram, salt and pepper.
  6. Bring to a gentle boil, then reduce heat and simmer 45 minutes.
  7. Strain and return to the saucepan on low heat.
  8. Add bread and stir occasionally until dissolved.
  9. Serve in a warm mug topped with Parmesan cheese.
Omit the bread to make this gluten-free.
Recipe by Life in a Skillet: food, family, culture at