One of my friends recently blogged about making a sweet potato soup that sounded lovely. I really wanted to try it out however I didn’t want to go out and buy any special ingredients so decided to use the veg I already had in the house. Using some larder extras I thought I’d be able to make a similar, and just a little different, general ‘winter veg’ soup version.
What You’ll Need!
Although I used just what I already had, you could use whatever you have. The list of what I had is as follows;-
- 5 Carrots
- 3 Parsnips
- 2 Sweet Potato
- 2 Onion
- 3 Teaspoons Curry Powder
- Knob of Butter
- Large Tablespoon of Double Cream
- Salt & Pepper to Taste
Really don’t worry about the veg you use. Regarding the other items, you can experiment but start with small amounts and you can always add to it but you can’t take away!
- Put a large pan of water onto boil
- Get all your veg in one place
- Wash veg
- Peel veg
- Cut into 1 inch chunks
- Once the wateris boiling put the veg in it
- Skim off any ‘froth’ on the surface
- Boil veg until soft (use a knife to check)
- When veg is cooked, empty veg into a colander (catch water in bowl to use as veg stock)
- Transfer veg stock from bowl to measuring jug
- Use hand blender to blitz up
- Put kettle on
- Get it to a mush/mash.
- Add curry powder to a mug
- Pour boiled water into mug
- Mix up
- Pour curry mix into veg
- Blitz some more
- Once mixed in, pour in veg stock in small quantities
- Blitz some more
- Keep adding and blitzing until consistency is that of a soup
- Add salt and pepper to season.
- Add cream and mix in
- Eat now or freeze for later.
What is your favourite soup? Are there any special ingredients you use when you make soup at home? Tell me in the comments below.