Saturday, 22 September 2012

Souper Douper!


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!


  • 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.


  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

  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.

  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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


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