OK so it’s not Autumn but this recipe seems to please everyone’s taste buds!
It’s a recipe from Mary Berry’s Complete Cook Book which I think has now been reprinted as there is a different looking book which has the same name..
I made this soup today, Barry has made it 2 or 3 times and I have enjoyed it each time. Today I had some new friends visit me. Angela the Mum and her three delightful children. I had trouble with the little girl’s name. Still I can’t quite remember it, hope Angela reads this and leaves me a comment to tell me of their lovely names? Angela has only been in the UK for about 3 months and already she is driving around in her left hand drive car and finding her way to places, without the use of a Satnav! Good old Google maps!
Angela asked for some help with her spinning, her lads brought in all the paraphernalia needed to get spinning and I did my best to help her. I hope to drive to their house soon to maybe help a bit more. Another baby is due in about 4 weeks time, 4 children!! Sounds alarming but hey, I had 4 children too!!
Anyway, this recipe, I have tried to search for it but can’t find it anywhere so thought I would write it down for you:
Spiced Autumn Soup
60g (2oz) butter
2 large onions , 2 potatoes,2 carrots, all coarsely chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
pared zest (use a potato peeler) and juice of 1 orange
2 tsp mild curry powder
1.8 litres (3 pints) chicken or vegetable stock
2 x 400g (13oz) cans chopped tomatoes
2 desert apples, peeled and chopped
1 tsp dried basil
salt & pepper
- Melt the butter and add the onions, potatoes, carrots, garlic and orange zest, cook gently for about 5 mins, stirring now and then
- Add the curry powder and cook, stirring constantly for 2 mins
- Add the stock, orange juice, tomatoes (I added a desert spoon of sugar with the tinned tomatoes), apples, basil (I used mixed herbs), salt & pepper to taste. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for about 30 mins until the veg is tender. Discard the orange zest (oops I didn’t! lol)
- Puree the soup (I use a hand held blender stick thingy)
We had this with some home made bread and butter but Mary tells us to make some herb croutons, might try that next time
I have done a little test knitting for Josefina Knits, it is called the Algodones hat…and was a beautifully written pattern which was a joy to knit
2 more photos from Saturday night, the roast photo was taken by Barry xx
This little poppet came to visit us on Sunday She is modelling the Whirligig Cardigan that I made for her. I just love the parsnip in the onion bag in the last photo!! Makes me smile for some reason!