Simple Broccoli Soup
One of the only soups my kids would eat… weird, I know! It is very unpretentious, and is quick and very simple to make too.
- 4 heads of Broccoli
- 2l of chicken or vegetable stock
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- Cream (or Sour Cream if you prefer)
- Cut the washed florets of Broccoli into a large pot and cover with stock.
- Bring to a boil and simmer on medium heat until broccoli is soft.
- Drain some of the liquid off and keep aside – you need to have just enough to blend with your broccoli florets.
- Add a tablespoon or two of cream or sour cream (according to taste) and blend until smooth – if your soup is too thick, add some of the reserved broth.
- Serve with a dollop of cream in each bowl, freshly ground pepper and some bread and cheese (cheddar goes particularly well with broccoli).
Many moons ago when we still had a TV (we’ve not had regular TV channels for over 8 years!), I once saw a cooking show where the chef prepared this very simple broccoli soup. I don’t know if the recipe I have is anywhere close to what he did, as it really is a long time ago, but I assume I’ve kind of kept it the way it was intended – quick and no fuss.