Using the microwave and blender this store cupboard soup was on the table in less than 10 minutes and it was fragrant and delicious. It served four good portions. I used a 900w microwave and a jug type blender. I used a Vitamix so I could put the very hot soup straight in it but in some blenders you have to let your liquid cool a little - but if you have a hand wand blender you could use that straight away.
Once when I made it I left a bowl of creme fraiche on the table so that anyone who wanted could add a dollop as a garnish to their bowl