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Leek And Cress Soup

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  Bacon (streaky) rashers 4
  Butter 1⁄2 Ounce (15 Gram)
  Leeks 1 Pound, thinly sliced (500 Gram)
  Potatoes 1 Pound, peeled and chopped (500 Gram)
  Flour 2 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Black pepper To Taste
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Grated nutmeg 1 Teaspoon
  Chicken stock 2 1⁄2 Pint
  Milk 10 Fluid Ounce (300 Milliliter)
  Watercress 1 Bunch (100 gm), coarsely chopped
  Mustard 8 Tablespoon, chopped
  Watercress 8 Tablespoon, chopped
  Bay leaf 1
  Soured cream 5 Fluid Ounce (150 Milliliter)

Fry the bacon in a saucepan until it is crisp and has rendered most of its fat.
Remove the bacon from the pan with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper towels.
Crumble the bacon and keep hot.
Add the butter to the saucepan.
When it has melted add the leeks and potatoes.
Fry the vegetables until they are golden.
Sprinkle over the flour, salt and pepper to taste, the cayenne and nutmeg and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
Remove the pan from the heat and gradually stir in the stock and milk.
Add the watercress, mustard and cress and bay leaf and stir well.
Return to the heat and bring to the boil, stirring.
Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
Remove from the heat, discard the bay leaf and allow the soup to cool slightly.
Puree in an electric blender or push through a sieve.
Return the pureed soup to the saucepan and stir in the soured cream.
Heat through gently without boiling.
Pour the soup into a warmed tureen or individual soup bowls and sprinkle over the crumbled bacon.
Serve hot.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2752 Calories from Fat 1155

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 132 g203.1%

Saturated Fat 51.4 g257%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 229.8 mg76.6%

Sodium 3325.3 mg138.6%

Total Carbohydrates 283 g94.4%

Dietary Fiber 39.6 g158.4%

Sugars 71.2 g

Protein 132 g263.4%

Vitamin A 336% Vitamin C 412.6%

Calcium 177.6% Iron 170.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Leek And Cress Soup Recipe