Best Broccoli Soup

    Best Broccoli Soup

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    1hr20min


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    About this recipe: A simple recipe for a deliciously creamy broccoli soup. Serve for lunch or dinner, with grated mature Cheddar cheese and a fresh bread roll. Perfect during the cold winter months.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 6 

    • 1 litre water
    • 375g broccoli florets
    • 30g margarine
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 large stick celery, chopped
    • 5 tablespoons plain flour
    • 2 tablespoons chicken stock powder
    • 600ml full fat milk
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 70g mature Cheddar cheese, grated

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. In a medium-sized cooking pot, add water and broccoli florets. Bring to the boil; reduce heat and cook for about 3 minutes. Drain, reserving all of the water.
    2. In a food processor or liquidiser, process half the cooked broccoli until fairly smooth. Chop remaining broccoli and set aside.
    3. In a heavy-bottomed cooking pot, melt margarine, add onion and celery; cook for about 3 to 4 minutes until soft. Stir in flour; cook, stirring constantly for about 1 to 2 minutes. Add reserved water and chicken stock granules; bring to the boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium; simmer, stirring constantly until thickened.
    4. Stir in milk, nutmeg, pepper and processed broccoli and chopped broccoli; heat through. Adjust seasonings to taste. Serve garnished with grated Cheddar cheese.

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