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Cream Of Broccoli Soup

Ingredients
  Chicken stock 1 Pint
  Frozen broccoli 9 Ounce (1 packet)
  Butter 1 Ounce
  Grated onion 2 Teaspoon
  Flour 1 Ounce
  Milk 1 Pint
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Single cream 1⁄4 Pint (for finish)
  Fried croutons 20 (for finish)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) In a saucepan, bring stock to the boil and add the broccoli.
2) Allow to cook for about 10 minutes or until the broccoli is tender.
3) Remove the pan from heat and using a hand blender, blend the broccoli mixture to a smooth puree.

MAING
4) In a non-stick pan melt the butter and sauté onion until soft.
5) Blend the flour in and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
6) Take the pan away from heat and slowly pour in the milk.
7) Place the pan over the heat and bring to the boil, stirring constantly.

FINALZING
8) Cook over low heat until thick, stir in the pureed broccoli and season to taste.
9) Allow simmering for 3 to 4 minutes.
10) If you wish to freeze the dish, then do so at this stage. Pour the cooled soup mixture in a plastic container.
11) Seal, label, and freeze the container.

SERVING
12) Stir in the cream and serve hot topped with few crotons.
13) If using frozen soup, in a saucepan, place the frozen soup and reheat gently on top of stove, stirring occasionally.
14) Serve as mentioned in step 12.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Continental
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Broccoli
Interest: 
Gourmet, Healthy
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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