Friday, 19 November 2010

Winter Warming Soup

I made this Broccoli & Stilton soup last evening and it was delicious (I had lots of compliments). It is taken from the National Trust's 'Soup Bible'. Here is the recipe if you are interested as it is very easy.

350 g/ 12 oz broccoli
2 tblsp butter
1 large leek, white part only chopped
1 small potato, cut into chunks
1 pt hot chicken stock
1/2 pt milk
3 tblsps cream (I used single)
115g / 4 oz Stilton, crumbled
Salt & freshly ground pepper

Break the broccoli into florets and discard tough stems. Melt butter in a large saucepan. Cook leek until softened but not brown. Add broccoli and potato, pour in stock. Cover and simmer for 15 mins until vegetables are cooked.

Cool slightly then liquidise. Add milk and cream. Season. Reheat then add the Stilton and serve when it is melted.



  1. Must have a go at this, it sounds divine and I love Stilton. Thanks for sharing.
    Jo xx

  2. Oooh it sounds divine - will have to give this a whirl on one of the many wintry days to come! :-)

    It is set off beautifully by your china and place mat!

    Jem xXx

  3. This sounds so yummy! Have a sweet day!