How to make soup
Bowl of steaming soup
Easy to make soups
Easy to make and even easier to eat. I love to make soups with ingredients straight from the garden and these recipes can be adapted to fit what you have available The leek and potato soup recipe can easily be changed to include chicken or mushroom, though you would have to include some potato so that the soup thickens. Homemade soups have another advantage, no additives. Please if you have time read the ingredients in a can of soup. So many additives! A lovely bowl of hot homemade soup with a big slice of homemade bread and I’m in heaven. Here are some of my well tried and tested favorite recipes.
Winter Warming Soup
Butternut Squash Soup
This recipe is my new all time favorite. Great for cold evenings and so easy to make.
One butternut squash
2 medium leeks
2 medium onions
1 small chili pepper
Salt and pepper
· Wash and peel the leeks and onions.
· Peel and remove all the seeds from the squash.
· Dice all the vegetables and fry until brown.
· Add enough stock to cover the vegetables.
· Grate into the mix some of the ginger.
· Chop and add the chili
· Leave to simmer until all the vegetables are very soft
· Taste, then adjust seasoning and ginger to your preference.
· Pop into the blender and blend
· Put back into the saucepan and adjust consistency with any left over stock.
· Serve with a sprinkle of your favorite herb or a drizzle of crème fresh.
Fresh tomato soup
First peel your tomatoes; this way is the best I’ve come across
Mark a small cross in the base of each tomato. Place tomatoes in boiling water for 1-2 mins, then plunge into cold water. Peel skin of each tomato downwards away from the cross.
1 kg tomatoes
I medium potato chopped
1 tbsp oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tbsp tomato paste
4 cups vegetable stock
salt and pepper, to taste
basil leaves chopped
Heat oil in a medium pan, add the onion garlic and chopped potato. Cook 5 mins, or until onion and potato are tender.
Add tomato and tomato paste; simmer, covered, for 10 mins.
.Add stock, salt and pepper, and chopped basil. Simmer, covered, for another 5 mins.
In a food processor or blender, process the soup in batches until mixture is smooth. Return soup to pan and heat through. Serve garnished with a sprig of fresh chervil, if you like thicker soup just add more potato.
- Homemade Soup Recipes
Here's some easy soup recipes for winter. Homemade vegetable soups.
- BBC - Food - Recipes: Food and ingredients - Soups
- Soup recipes | Food | Channel4.com
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Leeks washed and ready to go
creamy potato soup
Potato and leek soup
6 medium potatoes chopped finely
4 leeks washed and chopped
2 medium onions, chopped
Garlic clove or two
Half a pint of chicken or vegetable stock
Milk or single cream
Fry the potatoes, leeks, onion and garlic in the olive oil. When the potatoes are soft and the onions are just browning add the stock and simmer. When the mixture starts to thicken put into the blender and blend. Return to the heat and add the milk or cream. Heat through but do not boil. Keep adding milk or cream until it is at the consistency you like. Add salt and serve.
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