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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Broccoli and cream cheese soup.

BROCCOLI CREAM CHEESE SOUP - Taken from Delia`s Smiths Christmas, and adapted.

225g head Broccoli
1 medium Onion, chopped.
2 whites of Leek, chopped.
40g Butter.
570ml veg Stock.
150g low fat cream Cheese.
2 tablespoons Oatmeal.
570ml Milk.

Trim broccoli into tiny florets of approx 5mm (keep aside) and chop stalky parts quite small.
In large pan, melt butter, add leeks, onion and broccoli stalks, stir well and cover to sweat for 10 minutes.
Stir in oatmeal, add milk, a little at time, stirring well after each addition. Then add stock and seasoning if required, whisk well and simmer for 10 minutes. Turn of heat and cool a little. Pour into food processor and add cheese and blend. Steam florets and add to soup.

The changes I made are... Had no Oatmeal so added 2 tablespoons of Cornflour to the milk, which thickened it in the same way.
Also doubled everything, and I am so glad I did. This is truly ORGASMIC. Hubby and I ate the lot between us with a fresh buttered roll, mind you, we had no room for anything else. Ha ha.


George said...

Looks fabulous Sally. I'll bookmark this for when I get some more broccoli.

Coby said...

You have been a busy busy girl while I've been away! 'Orgasmic' soup? I wanna get me some o dat! Love the sound of this dish, though I am surprised by the addition of oatmeal. Your addition sounds more my idea, but I am curious about how the oatmeal would work - from a textural point of view.

Anonymous said...

Lovely Hottie, I have this on the go now for the Challange. No oatmeal either so will use your idea of flour. Buntyxx