Simple ingredients joined in just the right proportions make this a splendid soup – thick and smooth, with a hint of sweetness. –Old Town Farm Lodge, Gassetts, Vermont
In heavy soup kettle melt butter, add carrots, onions, and potato, and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until lightly browned – about 15 minutes. Add beef broth, then sugar and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and cook 15 minutes or till vegetables are tender. Puree in blender till smooth. Return to kettle, reheat, and serve garnished with parsley or chervil.