Hi everyone, this week I would like to share one of my favourite soup recipes for these Autumn evenings when it’s getting chilly. After a busy day in the Cookery School, there is nothing nicer than a hot steaming bowl of soup and some fresh baked bread from the oven.
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Take care and hopefully see you at one of our cookery classes soon, the full Winter calendar is on the website
Carrot, Cumin and Lentil Soup
Serves 4 -5
2 tbsp butter
5 medium carrots, chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
3 potatoes, chopped
1tsp ground cumin or to taste
Salt and freshly ground pepper and sugar (good pinch)
1.2l chicken stock
4 tbsp red lentils
Cream for garnishing
- Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the chopped vegetables, cumin, salt, pepper and sugar. Cover with parchment paper to retain the steam and cover with saucepan lid.
- Leave to simmer for approximately 10 minutes. Remove lid, add the stock and simmer until the vegetables are soft. Add the lentils and simmer for a further 6 minutes.
- Place the vegetables and liquid in a food processor and puree / blend until smooth. Check for seasoning and stir in the milk.
- Garnish with a swirl of cream and serve immediately.