Honeyed carrot soup

Honeyed carrot soup

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(148 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

    butt-err

    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

    huh-nee

    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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buster2007
1st Jan, 2008
1st January 2008 This soup was delicious even without the chilli flakes, just the right texture, not too thick, not too thin. Will definately make it again
snakepit
11th Dec, 2007
5.05
This soup makes a lovely winter-warmer! Make sure you add pepper if not using chilli-flakes, however. Without this kick it tastes a bit underseasoned.
starlycarly
9th Dec, 2007
5.05
Very tasty! and extra nice with bacon butties.
carolkate
3rd Dec, 2007
5.05
this is a really lovely soup. a real winter warmer
katie80
29th Nov, 2007
5.05
Yummy, Yummy, Yummy!!! And it's really easy too.
coramsfield
27th Nov, 2007
5.05
I substituted marigold vegetable bouillion powder and water for the stock and it worked brilliantly.
lilypod
17th Nov, 2007
This soup is brilliant

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