Stilton and broccoli soup on football night!

Soups are the quickest of “fast food” and when there is NOTHING IN THE FRIDGE (quote, children), there is always something to make a soup from… Hé oui.

Tonight, before Darling and Daughter go off to the football, I can think of nothing better than a broccolis and stilton soup to keep the cold at bay on the Fulham benches.

Ingredients list:

  • One big broccoli, cut up into florets
  • 2 small shallots
  • 1 L of hot water with 1 knorr cube
  • 1 tsp of sea salt
  • 1 tsp of pepper
  • Big chunk of Stilton – the older the better- 140g
  • 1 Tbsp of cream to serve
  • Some chopped parsley

Fry the sliced shallots into a large pan (or inside the Thermomix).
Put the broccolis florets and chop them on speed 4 for 30sec – again if using the Thermomix. Otherwise, leave them alone!

Add the stock (water and Knorr cube) and cook at 100 C or a rolling boil for 10 minutes.

Towards the end of the cooking, add the salt, pepper and cheese. Blend for 20 sec at speed 5 then 8/9. Or use your trusty blender and blend it to a cream.

Add the cream and some more seasoning if necessary. I hate nothing more than a bland and uninteresting soup – but then again with a mature chunk of smelly Stilton, your soup should not suffer from that… Mine was fragrant and warming.

Whatever the football result tonight, my supporters are going in well fed and ready for the cold night. I am staying in with some knitting… no kidding! I am knitting a scarf… and no: it won’t have the Fulham logo. Bad enough that it is black…

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