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Celery and Stilton Soup

This recipe comes from The Geat British Kitchen web site and has been reproduced with the permission of The British Food Trust which runs the site.

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This is a perfect winter combination, fresh celery together with the King of cheeses - Stilton.

Ingredients

25 Gram Butter (1 oz)
1 Onion, chopped
5 Sticks Celery, roughly chopped
300 ml Milk ( 1/2 pint)
300 ml Vegetable stock ( 1/2 pint)
1 Tablespoon Cornflour
75 Gram Stilton cheese, crumbled (3 oz)
50 ml Single cream (2 fl oz)

Method

  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan, add the onion and celery, sauté until soft.
  • Add most of the milk and all of the stock, simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Once cooked, liquidise the soup until smooth. Return to the saucepan and bring back to the boil.
  • Blend the cornflour with the remaining milk, stir into the soup, simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat, stir in the Stilton.
  • Pour into soup bowls and garnish with a swirl of cream.

Serves 4

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