- 2 tbsp butter
Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…
- 2 small leeks, sliced
Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…
- 800g carrots, roughly chopped
The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…
- 2 tsp clear honey
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 is made by adding a number of types of harmless bacteria to milk, causing it to ferment.…
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.
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.