From City Provisions
Makes 9 cups
[Ed: Soooo rich and delicious. It must be the bacon grease.]
What you need1 cup heavy cream 4 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 1/4 pounds crimini sliced 1 1/4 pounds button, sliced 1 1/4 pounds shittake, sliced 4 large leeks, white and pale green parts only, cut into 1/4- inch dice 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 6 cups chicken stock 3 teaspoons salt ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 pound pancetta, baked and diced
How to make it work
In a cold saute pan, cook pancetta until crispy. Remove bacon and set aside. Add butter to bacon fat.
When butter is melted, cook mushrooms, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
Stir in leeks, cover, and cook, stirring often, until soft, about 5 minutes.
Sprinkle with flour, and stir until flour is evenly distributed. Stir in stock, then salt, pepper, and remaining 1 teaspoon thyme. Bring to boil, stirring often, then add the cream.
Reduce heat to low and simmer about 20 minutes. Garnish with crispy pancetta and fresh thyme leaves.