Thursday, 9 June 2011

Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup


Delicious and wholesome - this soup is seriously easy to make and can be made in minutes. Its also a great way for using up any veggies in your fridge.

For the basic soup:
Saute onions (I used a mix of onions and leeks) and a couple of cloves of garlic.
Throw about 1T of flour into this onion mix and coat it with the butter/olive oil and let it brown a little.
Add 1.5 C of stock - I used 1 Knorr chicken stock cube.
Throw your veg in (I made 2 veggie soups in 2 separate pots - one broccoli and one cauliflower).
Let it simmer for 15 minutes or so. 
The flour should make it thicken up - I then added about 1.5-2 C milk. Let it heat.
Blend the whole lot until a lovely smooth texture (my cauliflower soup is really thick because we are renting and the next available pan size down was rather small so I couldn't put enough milk in!).
Spoon both soups at the same time into a bowl and when they meet in the middle, you'll get this effect of the 2 lovely colours contrasting.
I would usually take a spoon of cream and drizzle it down the middle - then using the back of the spoon, create a zig-zag pattern but all the cream was used up for English tea.

Serve with fresh crispy rolls and lots of butter.


6 comments:

  1. That looks AWESOME! I am so excited to make it:)

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  2. Looks yummy! I'll have to file it away for fall/winter when we make tons of different soups.

    Thanks for the recipe!

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  3. It really is yummy Meg...can take it to the next level with that swirl of cream and some shavings of parmesan on top!

    Sylvia ...did you see our post a while back of the cheese scones....they are really muffins...and are so so quick to make and everyone we give them to always asks for the recipe....delicious!

    As we learn more about blogging we will improve our blog...working on putting all recipes under one heading,all sewing under another etc...

    Thanks for comments...we love reading them..
    warm greetings from a jolly cold at the moment sunny
    south africa

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  4. YUM-O-YUM! I love the presentation!
    Deborah

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