Broccoli and crumbly Cheshire cheese soup

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I make a lot of soup and experiment a lot with different flavours but as far as blogging goes they rarely appear- I think it's because soup doesn't make the exciting photographs! So here is my culinary diversion – a heart warming broccoli and crumbly Cheshire cheese soup.

You'll need

  • 4 banana shallots, halved
  • 50g butter
  • 4 sticks celery
  • 3 medium potatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 litre of chicken stock ( if you not making this in a Thermomix TM go ahead and add 1.5 litre)
  • 800g broccoli, if you use the purple sprouting sort, it will produce a beautiful colour and flavour.
  • 300g Cheshire cheese – for a stronger flavoured use a mild blue ( we are not big on blue cheeses)
  • Seasoning
  • Crème fraîche croutons to garnish

Put the butter, shallots, celery and potatoes into TM bowl and chop speed 4, 7 seconds. Sauté for 7 minutes /100°/speed 1

Add the stock and cook for 12minutes/100°/speed1

Add the broccoli spears, seasoning and cook for around 3 minutes/100°/speed 1 until stalks tender. Do NOT overcook the broccoli – if you are using purple young broccoli it will require less time.

Purée speed8 until smooth.

Pop the crumbled cheese into TM bowl before serving.

To serve, add a swirl of crème fraîche and croutons, if using.

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Welcome to my blog! After a L O N G break from blogging during which Instagram (vannilla)took over my life, I am returning in a more varied format. Yes, I will bake and have been a Thermomix users from the days before it was cult-like. I'll share the best but I will also include that other hobby in my life, photography from my small island and beyond. If you like what you see, I'd love to hear from you! Anne

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