In the early part of April the weather was lovely and warm for several days. Lulled into false sense of security we got the bbq out and even had to use the umbrella (the sunshade kind) for a couple of afternoons. I donned t-shirts and cropped linen trousers, stocked the fridge with Italian rosé wine and looked forward to the kind of spring we had last year during the early part of the lockdown.
Then over one weekend winter returned. Cold winds, hail and dull, grey skies. Out came the soup maker again!
Having found that some soups can turn out slightly bland, I've been looking for ways of adding flavour and spotted this product on the supermarket shelves amongst the stock pots and cubes. I decided to give it a try. I expect it's very similar to the Maggi seasoning that you get in France.
This soup is one that was doing the rounds of the soup maker forums and I was dying to have a go. It uses frozen cauliflower cheese. I never knew that such a thing existed! The finished soup was very much like drinking liquid cauliflower cheese, which is hardly surprising! Delicious!
I put the cauliflower straight from the freezer into the machine and used hot water, although some recipes said just use cold water as normal. Most said that either way there was no need to defrost the cauliflower.
1 680g bag frozen cauliflower cheese (mine came from Tesco at £2 a bag)
1 small onion
1 small potato
1 full tsp Knorr liquid seasoning
Peel and chop the onion and potato and add to the machine. Tip the bag of cauliflower on top. Season with salt and pepper (I added my pepper afterwards). Add the liquid seasoning, fill to the top line with hot water and cook on smooth.
Serves 4 generously.