Monday, 27 October 2014

Cauiflower Soup

After the rather lovely fruit cake I am taking a break from baking, until tomorrow.  Instead I have decided to make one of my favourite soups.  This is entirely my recipe, no cribbing from anyone else.  Therefore, as you might imagine, it is a very simple recipe but tastes delicious.

You do need a food processor, or blender, or somesuch means of blending the cooked ingredients into a nice, thick, smooth soup.

Of course, others may wish to cream the soup, by the addition of some cream, or creme fraiche.  But for me that is not necessary.  This, therefore, is a tasty soup, but also a very healthy option, for those who may be watching their weight.

Just a word on the cauliflower I used.  I use frozen cauliflower florets, they seem to be cheaper than fresh ones, and also you dont need to do any chopping, just tip the contents into the saucepan.

My photo is devoid of any garnish, as I forgot to buy some parsley when I was in town this morning.  Apologies, of the profusest kind, for such omission.  If I were any good at photoshop I would have added some artificially. 

The addition of some croutons, when serving will work very well.  But intend to make a crusty white loaf of bread, tomorrow morning, to accompany the soup, which will be served for lunch.

The recipe makes about 8 decent sized servings.


Cauliflower Soup
Ingredients:
  • 2 kg of cauliflower florets, (frozen works fine)
  • 2 large onions
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1.5 litres of water (you may wish to add more liquid as you blend)
  • 2 chicken or vegetable stock cubes
  • 1 tbsp Worcesteshire Sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


Method:
  1. Chop the cauliflower into large florets(unless using frozen when it will already be done)
  2. Chop the onions fairly finely
  3. chop, or mince the garlic
  4. Add the stock cubes to a saucepan that has the water boiling
  5. Add the cauliflower, onion, garlic, worcestershire sauce to the water, and bring back to the boil.
  6. Allow it to boil, fairly gently, for about 30 minutes.  
  7. Add salt and pepper to your own taste.
  8. Remove from the heat, and allow to cool down 
  9. Blend the mixture(you can do this with a hand wand blender if you wish).  
  10. Set aside until you wish to serve it, when you will need to reheat to the desired temperature.

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