This soup was a very popular item on the menu of the historic L.S. Ayres Tearoom in Indianapolis.
The tearoom, which operated from 1905 to 1990, was a meeting place for downtown businessmen, ladies who "lunched" and children learning manners. Fashion models would walk table to table, donning the latest fashions.
But, rest assured, the soup tastes just as good in blue jeans in front of the football game.
Chicken Velvet Soup
3/8 cup butter
3/4 cup flour
1 cup warm milk
1 pint hot chicken stock
1 cup warm cream
1 quart chicken stock
1 1/2 cups chopped, cooked chicken
1/4 tablespoon salt
Dash of pepper
Combine butter and flour, blending well. Add warm milk, pint of hot chicken stock and warm cream. After cooking well, add remaining ingredients. Makes two quarts.