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It's cold outside and you've dreamed of a thick and hearty soup to warm you up from the inside, except what you've ended up with is a sorry thin, broth-like paler version of your former favourite.
What do you do? Fine Dining Lovers tells you how to thicken soup with five easy tips.
1 - Corn Starch
It's quite possible to thicken soup by adding a little cornstarch. Tip: Add it to a cold soup and mix well to avoid lumps.
2 - Bechamel Sauce
How to thicken a soup quickly? Add some bechamel sauce. For this, mix a little wheat flour, melted butter and milk before adding it to your soup.
Learn how to make a bechamel?
3 - Potato Starch
Another top tip to thicken soup: mix a tablespoon of potato starch and 10cl of water, then pour it into your soup and mix again.
4 - Tapioca
To thicken a soup in a few minutes, you can also cook tapioca for 15 minutes and then add it to the soup.
5 - Pulses
You can even add consistency to soup by adding in pulses, like green lentils or red lentils.