About this recipe:At our house, we never throw out good food, and we always have a use for stale bread. When you have some baguette left over, put it in the soup! Perfect for small children, it melts into something like a puree.
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
5 carrots, peeled and cut into rounds
2 sticks celery, sliced
3 leeks, cut into rounds
1 pinch fresh thyme
1.5L chicken stock
salt and ground black pepper
1/3 stale baguette, broken into pieces
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Method Prep:15min › Cook:20min › Ready in:35min
Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat and cook and stir the onion until translucent, about 2 minutes. Stir in the carrots, celery and leeks and cook until golden, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with the thyme.
Pour in the chicken stock and bring to the boil. Boil for 5 minutes. Puree with a hand blender till smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
Ladle the soup into individual bowls, and add the pieces of bread. Wait 2 minutes before serving.
Make it veg
Make this soup vegetarian by using vegetable stock instead.