soup frenzy at the moment. I can only seem to think about soup. I'm sure this has something to do with the bucket and buckets (and buckets!) of rain that's fallen over the past two days. I myself was drenched to the core twice on Saturday night after leaving my umbrella in retromummy's (hire) car. You have no idea how I was cursing my own stupidity.
So this soup came about from a recipe I found from food.com - however it was just with white pepper and to me, it seemed a bit bland. So I used some of my balti paste and I wanted something smooth, not chunky. You can use your favourite curry paste - I only used a little and whilst it was tasty, it didn't overpower the taste of the soup it gave a little kick - the kids didn't even notice. At all. In fact Eloise had seconds.
I served it with my super quick Turkish bread.
4 litres chicken stock (I used stock powder and water)
2 kg new potatoes peeled and diced
1 small onion, peeled and diced
2 tsp balti paste
250g cream cheese
Place chicken stock, potatoes and onions in a large pot. Bring to the boil for about 20 minutes, until potatoes are soft.
Add the curry paste and cream cheese and turn down to a simmer for about 10 minutes.
Turn off the hob and using a stick blender process until smooth. Place the hob back on low and simmer for 1 hour.
Add some cracked pepper and serve with bread, the soup will be thick and luscious!
Who loves soup? What do you like to eat with your soup? A particular type of bread or croutons...something else?
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