Wintry days are for:
- staying inside
- wearing PJ's all day
- watching old movies
- finding rainbows
- soaking in hot baths
- wearing a different pair of tights from my collection every day
- cuddling someone you love
- reading in bed
- cooking soup
GOURMET GIRLFRIEND'S CAULIFLOWER & FENNEL SOUP:
Soup is so hard to beat as the ultimate Winter comfort food.
Soup fills your tummy and gives your body a great big squeezy hug.
I love Cauliflower.
I think it gets a hard time as a vegetable though.
Lots of people think it is a little bland.
I LOVE to roast it and serve it with a generous squeeze of lemon & loads of parsley.
But another great way to serve it is as Soup.
This one is SUPER EASY & has another of my fave flavours added to it for a bit of pizzazz- Fennel.
I love to make a big batch of soup for the kids to come home to after school on these Wintry days and then they pack it in a Thermos for lunch at school the next day too!
I topped mine with a Chorizo & Sourdough crumble (instructions at end of recipe) but you can omit this to make it entirely Vego.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- 1/2 head of cauliflower, chopped into florets (don't waste the stalk, chop that too!)
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 shallots, finely diced
- 30g butter
- 1 litre of stock
- 1/2 teaspoon ground fennel
- S & P
- 1/2 cup of cream
Heat a pan on stovetop to medium.
Add butter, shallots & garlic. Fry for a couple of minutes until translucent. Then add the ground Fennel.
Now add the cauliflower florets & the stock and bring to boil.
Cook till Cauliflower is soft.
Take off heat and add cream.
Check seasoning & blitz till creamy and smooth.
Serve with crusty Sourdough toast.
(NB: I added a crunchy Sourdough & Chorizo crumble to mine. To make this finely chop 1/4 chorizo sausage & a slice of sourdough bread-crusts removed. Add to a dry nonstick frypan on a medium heat. The oils in the Chorizo will release and the bread will soak them up and crisp up at the same time. Fry for about 6-7minutes or until crunchy and smelling Gorgeous! OMG YUM!!!!)
As the air goes cold....and the trees unfold.....