Damn it, the wild mushroom soup is off
Went out today to get the ingredients
, only to find that porcini are not called that in Germany. So I stared forlornly at the rack of packs of dried mushrooms. Seeing as I had no desire to return to this shop before Xmas that was that I thought.
I found an assistant who spoke some English, asked him if they had porcini, and he asked if that was a thing that went in coffee!? I said no 'Trocken Pilze [dried mushrooms]' and he said no.
On the bright side I was able to find some fresh asparagus soup, so I hope that works out ok.
I'd still like to try the above recipe sometime, but the other positive is that a good fresh shop bought alternative cuts out a load of work on an already busy day.
The irony is, I then went on to the next shop and noticed a porcini-cream pasta sauce, labelled bi-lingually. A-ha, so porcini are Steinpilze in German? Well blow me that meant that the previous shop did have them on the rack I'd studied after all!!!