Honey and Winter Vegetable Soup

We are feeling rather grotty with a cold here so what better food to do than warming vegetable soup. It is also a great way to use up the vegetables that you bought for your Christmas dinner but didn’t use all, or if like me you bought lots of vegetables in the Aldi super 6.

I was pretty convinced  I had already blogged this soup as I have made it before and it is so simple but I can’t find it so here it is.

Firstly I peeled, chopped up and put into a large pan 2 carrots, 1 parsnip, 1 leek (not peeled), 1 potatoe and 1 swede. If I had any other winter vegetable like turnip I could had added that aswell or sustituted 1 vegetable for another and there wouldn’t be too much difference.

I then added about 25g of butter and stired the chopped veg in the pan as the butter started to melt and cover it. I did this for about 5 minutes before adding 1 large tablespoon of honey and stiring again for about another 5 minutes. I  then added 1 pint of vegetable stock to the chopped veg and let it simmer for 20 minutes.

When done I blended it all and added in about 125ml of double cream to give it a lovely creamy taste. You don’t have to do this step but without it it can be very earthy or taste overwhelmingly of 1 vegetable, such as parsnip, which I didn’t like so the cream balanced it all out.

This quantity made about 6 portions, which means that it cost about 10p per portion! Very cheap, very tasty, a great way to use up vegetables about to go off in the fridge and great for when you feel grotty with a cold!

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