Honeyed carrot soup

Honeyed carrot soup

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(140 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins

Easy

Serves 6
Kids love this rich, warming soup but it's sophisticated enough for adults, too

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal116
  • fat5g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs16g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre6g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.59g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 2 small leeks, sliced
    Leeks

    Leek

    lee-k

    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 800g carrots, roughly chopped
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 2 tsp clear honey
    Honey

    Honey

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    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • small pinch dried chilli flakes (optional)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2½ l vegetable stock
  • soured cream or yogurt, to serve
    yogurt

    Yogurt

    yog-ert

    Yogurt is made by adding a number of types of harmless bacteria to milk, causing it to ferment.…

Method

  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Add the leeks to the pan, then cook for 3 mins until starting to soften. Add the carrots, honey, chilli (if using) and bay leaf, then cook for 2 mins.

  2. Pour in the stock, bring to the boil, then simmer for 30 mins. Blend the soup in batches, return to a clean pan, then season to taste. When ready to serve, bring back to a simmer, then ladle into mugs. Add a swirl of soured cream or yogurt and serve with garlic bread or bacon butties.

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eiainlennon
18th Nov, 2011
I did a two part stock, half chicken and half mushroom, delicious too!
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susannahgrammar
16th Nov, 2011
5.05
As the others have commented: yummy, easy, and better with less stock - 1.5 L is enough. I also added more honey than suggested, until I could really taste it under the chili. I suppose it depends on what kind of honey you are using.
aliki33
12th Nov, 2011
I want to cook this, tomorrow! I'll to manage!!!! It looks very Yummy!!!!
obbiebonns
8th Nov, 2011
5.05
Just lovely!!
kellyp2324
6th Nov, 2011
5.05
A Big hit in our house my partner made this for me as i was ill with a flu bug and not in the mood to eat anything. This pan of soup lasted a day was soooo comforting and delicious the carrot & honey go together perfect, my partner didnt think it would be that great with so few ingredients but he is also raving about how good it tastes wouldnt change a thing about it :)
jezwex
14th Oct, 2011
5.05
Gorgeous, used onions instead of leeks as I have tons to use from the garden! Made a big batch and froze it in individual portions.
charlie21
12th Aug, 2011
5.05
Lovely soup, easy to make will make again and again
xsnooksx
30th May, 2011
5.05
Yumm, this soup is lovely and really easy to make! The honey and the carrot are perfect together, thanks!
zedkay
22nd May, 2011
1.05
I found this practically tasteless. I added an extra tsp of honey, with no effect, added a touch more chilli, and also half a tsp of smoked paprika, which livened it up a bit. I wouldn't bother making it again.
jascon
10th May, 2011
5.05
Lovely! My girls really liked it, and i did put a litlle chilli in. For those that thought that there was too much stock, did you weigh your carrots before you peeled them, I weighed mine after, and did need 2L of stock - had about 600g of peeled carrots.

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