Cream of cauliflower soup with sprinkles

Cream of cauliflower soup with sprinkles

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins - 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6 - 8

Offer this velvety soup at a dinner party with a pick-and-mix of made-ahead sprinkles

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
302
protein
16g
carbs
14g
fat
21g
saturates
11g
fibre
5g
sugar
12g
salt
0.67g

Ingredients

  • 25g butter
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 leek, finely sliced
  • 3 celery sticks, finely sliced
  • 2 cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 500ml milk
  • 1l vegetable stock
  • 150ml double cream
  • grating of nutmeg

Sprinkles, to serve

  • crisp bacon bits (optional)
  • rough croûtons
  • chopped hard-boiled eggs
  • crumbled blue cheese

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Method

  1. Heat the butter in a large saucepan and add the onion, leek and celery. Cook very gently for 10 mins until soft but not coloured. Add the cauliflower, milk and stock. Bring to a simmer, then gently cook for 10-12 mins until the cauliflower is tender. Add the cream and bring back to the boil. Season with salt and nutmeg, then place in a blender and blitz until smooth. If you like, you can sieve the soup to make it even smoother – I think this makes a difference and doesn’t take much more effort, but it’s certainly not essential.
  2. To serve, bring the soup to the table in the pan with a ladle and little dishes of all the different things you want to serve as sprinkles. Let everyone help themselves. I like to take little servings of soup and scatter over something different each time for variety.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2010

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sharonmcniven's picture

I have made this soup on several occasions it is delicious! Really quick and easy to make. I have put broccoli in it as well at times. Let my parents taste it and they love it as well.

bigalan1964's picture
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Lovely

sallylhall's picture
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My family love this soup, I made it without the double cream and was really pleased how creamy it turned out. A good way to use up a glut of homegrown cauliflowers.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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I really didn't like this soup - definitely not up to Barney's usual standard. I know it serves 6-8 but there seemed to be gallons of it! Very bland and far too creamy. Couldn't taste cauliflower at all.

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