Saturday, 30 July 2011

Broccoli & cheese soup

It's not so sunny here in Scotland today, so a warming soup was called for. We all ate this for lunch today, with my eldest wolfing it down! Quick & easy to make too.

2 tablespoons butter

1 small onion, finely diced

1 stalk celery, finely diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

 4  heads brocolli cut into very small pieces (you want them to fit on a spoon)

500ml chicken stock

500ml milk

65g flour

100g grated cheddar cheese

Salt and white pepper

Melt butter in a pot over medium heat, add onions and celery plus a pinch of salt and pepper and cook until soft. Add garlic, cook for another minute. Add broccoli, cook for one minute, then add the chicken stock and cover. Allow the broth to come to a boil, and cook until the broccoli is soft.

Whisk together flour and milk until combined. Add this mixture to the pot, stirring gently. The soup will thicken  and once it's thick and creamy looking, add the grated cheddar. Salt and pepper to taste, serve with toast.

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    1. Thank you! I hope you use some of the recipes & enjoy them :)

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