Following on from the butternut squash and sweet potato soup I made recently I seem to have become addicted to soup making. It is quite a harmless addiction though and has resulted in my partner washing my vintage Kenwood so it is now nice and clean.
I dragged down and dusted my “Covent Garden Food Company A Soup For Every Day – 365 of our favourite recipes” book and have been making soup on a regular basis.
First off was Broccoli and Stilton – lovely.
Last Wednesday I made Spiced Carrot and Lentil and Easy Cauliflower Cheesy. I didn’t have curry powder to make the spicy carrot so used turmeric and a variety of peppers. It could have done with something darker to colour it – it looked a bit like very bright scrambled egg but it was tasty. The cauliflower soup was nice but do reduce the quantity of butter! I served these soup as a mix. I have wanted to do this for ages – I went to a dinner years ago where the starter was two soups served in one bowl – works better when there is a greater contrast really.
Easy Cauliflower Cheesy & Spiced Carrot and Lentil soups
I will try the Broccoli, Cauliflower and English Mustard recipe next time I have a cauliflower. I do love mustard.
My latest attempt was Leek and Potato. This is one of my favourite soups but this wasn’t a great success. It was a bit on the bland side – my other half agreed so I think I will try some other recipes to see what the missing ingredient is.
Incidentally I’m not a fan of cream (well my stomach isn’t) so I replace it with crème fraiche. I know this is made from cream but I can eat it it without problems.
Oh, must tell you, having opened a can of coconut milk to make one of the soups it was looking at me (decanted into glass of course) from the fridge so I wondered what I could use it for. I am pleased to report it is delicious added to porridge