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    Homemade Soups (with photos!)

    OK, let's try again.....

    Chitty's recent attempt at a Chicken and Vegetable soup prompted me to make one of my favourites, Roasted Cauliflower soup.

    Start by getting a couple of cauliflower heads and break them into florets. Put them in a roasting tray (I line mine with tin foil first to save on the cleaning afterwards). Sprinkle some olive oil, salt and pepper across them and toss them so they're evenly coated.



    Slice the top off a bulb of garlic, and again lightly sprinkle olive oil, salt and pepper on it before wrapping in a small square of tin foil, then place in the roasting tray with the cauliflower.



    Cook for around 30-35 minutes at 220C until the cauliflower is lightly charred and tender.



    Whilst this is happening, get a large onion, slice and dice it, and add it to a small amount of olive oil in a large pan, and fry gently for about 5 minutes.



    Make up about a litre or so of vegetable stock.



    Add the stock to the onions, along with a few sprigs of fresh thyme and a couple of bay leaves.



    Bring to the boil then simmer for about 5 minutes.



    When the cauliflower is ready, add it to the onion mix, and squeeze the garlic cloves in there as well.



    Bring to the boil then simmer for about 10 minutes. Next, I use an immersion blender to puree down the soup, removing the bay leaves and thyme stalks first. Once it's smooth, I add a small carton of cream to give it that rich and creamy taste.



    The end product is light and delicious, definitely one of my favourite soups. Great as a starter or for a meal with some crusty bread.


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    Nice idea with the garlic. I’m nicking that idea.

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    Back on track! Great thread!

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    Looks tasty! I like those little hand held blenders..need to invest in one.
    Cauliflower is so yum.. I'm not a big fan of onions though. I wonder if I could substitute something else instead?

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    How would it be served cold?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thailandbound View Post
    I like those little hand held blenders..need to invest in one.
    Immersion blenders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thailandbound View Post
    Looks tasty! I like those little hand held blenders..need to invest in one.
    Cauliflower is so yum.. I'm not a big fan of onions though. I wonder if I could substitute something else instead?
    It simply adds sweetness without the sugar.. its then blended and reduced give it a try..

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    Yes, I'll try.. sorry PAG looks really good.
    I like soups of all kinds actually. I often buy soup, but nothing like homemade soup.

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    If you live in a bedsit and don't have an oven or the time this will suffice

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    Ta for making the thread not once but twice. I kinda gave up loading own pix after photobucketeers erased 100s during the forum downgrade.

    I love homemade soup in the winter, mainly local garlic and pumpkin, but will try yours.

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    Looks good Pag! Nice idea with the roasting of cauliflower for the soup.

    I don't use those immersion blenders for soupd, preferring a big powerful liquidiser instead. I've had a couple of Mr Bean moments with cheaper ones though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    I don't use those immersion blenders for soupd, preferring a big powerful liquidiser instead. I've had a couple of Mr Bean moments with cheaper ones though.
    I'm just the opposite...I like the immersion blenders as it's a process in developing the product without taking it off the heat.

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    ^ Yep, we definitely differ with this. I prefer three separate processess, the cooking part, the blending part, and the reheating, with cream and butter as required.

    The soup can be cooled or frozen after the second stage and used anytime for the last stage with the addition of milk, cream, and butter or a comination of the three.

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    Man, that was mouthwatering!

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    Ok how much did CCC give you to bump his threads spill the beans ,

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