I’ve had this image in my mind for a while of me a crackling fire, great book, and this mouth watering life changing soup. It had to be a classic balance of flavours, simple yet hardy, creamy something that left you so in love you had to have more! After careful deliberation I decided to create a Potato and Leek soup. I made a few different batches and listed the help of several professional taster to give there opinion and this my friends is the final product. Some have been quoted as saying ‘it’s the best soup I’ve ever had.’ It even satisfied the more fussy an eater.
You will need:
2kg of Potatoes
4 Sticks of Celery
3 Bay Leaves
150g of Butter (can use table spoon of oil for vegetarian)
600ml Thick Cream
3-4 cups sliced Mushrooms
12 Cups of Stock (I use Chicken)
Place you butter into a pot (don’t let it burn) and let it melt then place in you onion, half or your mushrooms on a medium heat. After a few minutes add in your celery and leek and remember to stir after 3 minutes (ish) add in your potato followed by your stock, bay leaves and reminder of your mushrooms and stir (make sure to get the bottom where the butter is). Let it cook for around 25 minutes at about a simmer then stir in your cream and leave for another 5 mins. The remove from the heat and use a potato masher to just roughly break up some of the potato, you want the majority to remain in chunks but breaking a few up releases the starch and helps thicken the soup ever so slightly.
As I sit here typing this post and uploading the pictures its freezing so I’m enjoying a delicious bowl of the previously mentioned magic soup! :):)