James of Buon Gusto Farms in Ventura generously gave me some of his handcrafted California Coastal Olive Oil . So, I created this menu to try it out in cooking and baking. It’s marvelously buttery and has rich texture and flavor.
|We have no idea how to make a small batch of soup! But, this one does freeze well.|
There are probably as many variations of Minestrone as their are Italian chefs but it is basically a vegetable beef soup that contains pasta and beans. Feel free to use this recipe as a basis for your own version of comfort in a bowl.
In the meantime, cook 1/2 pound small pasta according to package directions, strain, and set aside.
Then pour in 3/4 cup Red Wine and stir until wine is mostly evaporated, or absorbed.
Pour in 6 – 8 cups Beef Broth.
4 small Yukon Gold Potatoes, cut into small cubes
|Can’t you just smell them?|
In a Stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, mix:
3 cups Bread Flour
1 Tablespoon Instant Yeast
1 teaspoon Salt
2 Tablespoons Sugar
When blended, slowly pour in
Then drizzle in 2 – 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil with mixer running
Sprinkle a sheet of wax paper with flour and turn out the dough onto it.
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Paula @ Vintage Kitchen says
I never made a real minestrone now that I think of it. A great soup to make this winter, and to have ready in the fridge. Wonderful recipe! And those garlic spirals, no words Susan!
Peggy G. says
I always make big batches of soup too! Our fridge is stocked full of them when we’re in the mood =) Might have to add this one to the collection!
Ozlem's Turkish Table says
Such an inviting minestrone Susan, and your garlic rolls look so good, I can tuck in right now!
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
Oh I wish I had this for dinner tonight! Your minestrone looks so comforting, and the garlic rolls are irresistible!
Have Apron....Will Bake says
That soups looks so good, Susan!! And those rolls…..yum! A great soup to freeze and have again and again.
Susan -this is my idea of the perfect dinner-minestrone with warm rolls from the oven-I’ll be right over ðŸ˜‰
Your trip to Seattle sounds wonderful, how exciting!!
Natalie G says
This is a perfect recipe for me! A nice warm and hearty soup with a great garlic roll to dip, must make this one ðŸ™‚
We’re due for another batch of snow this weekend, and I was just thinking how good minestrone soup would taste. Thank you for sharing such a delicious recipe. I can’t wait to give it a try. I hope you are having a beautiful day!