Thursday 5 May 2011

Broccoli and Stilton Soup

Soup is often a good bet for a quick, easy and tasty meal. Granted that May is probably not the ideal time of year, but I needed to make something for dinner between baby feeds, baths etc! Broccoli and stilton soup also happens to be one of my favourite soups, being a cheeseaholic and all...

This recipe serves 4 as a starter or 2 as a main:

Two stalks of broccoli (around 700grams in total)
ground pepper
100 grams of stilton (add more or less according to taste)

If cooking for children, reduce the amount of cheese, as it can be quite salty. You can add other blue cheese, but make sure it is not too acidic (like Danish blue can be, for example).

Chop the broccoli into chunks of florets and put in a large saucepan. Add 500mL of water and cover. Bring to the boil and allow to boil/steam for 10 minutes, or until tender. Once the broccoli has softened, blits it with the water. Add more liquid to get to the consistency you like it. Cut the cheese into small chunks, add to the soup and heat slowly, till the cheese has melted. Grind plenty of pepper and serve hot with some bread.

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