Yep, it’ll take you a while. Get help. This is why we have children. Remove the fava beans from their outside winter coats.
Now bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Drop the semi-undressed fava beans into the water. Let them boil for about two minutes. Drain the beans from the water, and put them in a bowl of ice water until they are cool enough to handle. Slip the beans from their skins.
Slice the spring onions. Saute the onions in butter and olive oil until lightly brown. Add the chicken stock, thyme, white wine, bread, and fava beans. Simmer for 15 minutes until the fava beans and onions are very tender. Add the cream, and remove from the stove.
Blend in a blender until smooth.
Slice the mushrooms and saute in butter. Set aside.
To serve, reheat the blended soup, stir in the mushrooms. Ladle into bowls and <a href="http://www.hoodrivernews.com/recipes/2015/jun/12/basil-oil/">drizzle the basil oil on top.</a>
Added Friday, June 12, 2015
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