About this recipe: A delicious warming soup. It's ideal for those days after Christmas when you want simple warming food - plus you get to use up leftover ham from Christmas. Also a great treat after you have been on a long wintery walk. Published as part of the RSPCA’s Think Pig Christmas Recipes. The RSPCA are are encouraging everyone to ‘Think Pig’ by buying higher welfare pork.
If you boiled your ham or gammon use the water as half the stock. However, check that the water is not too salty.
If you have any leftover bread from Christmas that is beginning to go a little stale, cut it into cubes and toss gently in olive oil. Bake or grill until lightly toasted and serve as croutons.
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I have made this a few times now and it is a family favourite. I do a large batch and it freezes well. - 02 Dec 2013