Saturday, 22 September 2012

Souper Douper!

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Joining in with Karen’s “Souper Douper Linking Party” today.

I made a pot of this fabulous carrot soup yesterday as we were expecting guests for lunch, and it was cold and wet outside. It is adapted from my Crank’s recipe book, and I have been making it for years!

CARROT POTAGE

  • 1lb carrots chopped
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 medium potato chopped
  • 2 pints stock
  • splash of oil
  • 2 tsp fresh chopped thyme
  • 1 tsp marmite **
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • salt and pepper
  1. Saute onion briefly in the oil in a large saucepan
  2. Add all other ingredients
  3. Bring to boil, stirring
  4. Simmer for 30 minutes [covered]
  5. Cool a little, and then liquidise in blender
  6. Reheat gently in pan to serve.

[**not sure if friends across the pond can get this. Do you have and sort of yeast extract over there? or perhaps Bovril?  I know that Antipodean friends can use Vegemite.]

Made to the quantities given above, you get a wonderfully rich, thick soup – more of a chowder than a broth. You can stretch it a little further by adding more stock, milk or water. Rich – but very economical. It works out cheaper than the ‘basics’ vegetable soups from the supermarkets – but tastes better than the ‘finest’ range!

tuscan loaf

I served it with Aldi’s Part-baked Tuscan loaf – 99p - which we all agreed had a fabulous taste and texture. A bit of a treat…but then we did  have company!

Looking forward to picking up other good soup recipes from Karen and co.

11 comments:

  1. Some stores stock Marmite but it is very expensive here.
    The soup looks delicious!Is it as good as the minestrone we had last year?
    Jane x

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  2. Oh I have that book, I think! What recipe/quilt did you want, missus? Must get those books back to Gillian sometime! Shall have to try that potage.

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    1. oops. I forgot to email you. sorry!

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  3. Lovely, lovely! I have loads of carrots that need using - and now I know what to do with them. I'm sure the Hairy Dieters would approve of this soup too! Thanks Angela!

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  4. Will have to give this a go - Ann loves a carrot soup.

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    1. Made the soup and it is really lovely. Charles and Ann loved it too. Thanks

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  5. Thanks for all comments - Glad to hear your family loved it, EPB x

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  6. Mmmmm sounds yummy... will have to give it a go.

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  7. just made this and we thought it was great...thankyou for posting the recipe
    tessa

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  8. Really glad that this recipe is working out well for the rest of you - thanks for your appreciative comments

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