Creamy Fava Bean Soup

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 shallot
2 cups chicken broth
2 cups fava beans
2 tablespoons cream
1 teaspoon thyme
Salt and pepper to taste

1. In a large pot, heat olive oil. Add  shallot, finely minced, and sauté until tender.
2. Add chicken broth and fava beans; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
3. Using a blender, puree soup in batches until smooth, and return to pot.
4. Stir in cream and chopped thyme. Salt and pepper to taste.