Preparation time: 20 Min
Cooking time: 90 minutes
Easy - for beginners
Creamy and rich soup to warm up with Even Gollum couldn't say no to this.
In a large stockpot, melt butter and sauté onion until translucent (do not brown). Add potatoes, milk, chicken broth, chives, celery seed and thyme. Cover and simmer gently for 60 minutes stirring occasionally.
Mix cornstarch and water, stirring well. Add to soup, stirring constantly, until thickened. Cook for 5 - 10 minutes.
Using a potato masher, mash potatoes into small pieces. (Or use food processor or immersion blender to puree soup). Add cream, bacon, salt and pepper. Heat about 5 minutes. Garnish with fresh chives.