On one of my first shopping expeditions after arriving in France I spotted a soup maker at a bargain price in a shop called Zodio. It was 32€ so around £28. I was so chuffed with it that I used it straight away and then offered to get another one for my friend. The second one I got was reduced even further in price to 26€, so around £23 and even more of a bargain! No wonder that even in the middle of July there were only three left on the shelf!
It's more or less the same as my Morphy Richards model which I have in my UK kitchen, but without the time display on the control panel. It did however come with a handy jug!
The weather has been fairly English since we arrived in France, often quite cool, so the soup maker has come into its own several times. It's also a handy way to use up the inevitable random selection of unused veg.
One of the things I like about both my soup makers is that the end result is often a bit of a surprise and on this occasion the soup turned out to be a vibrant green colour. I have no idea why as there were no peas or green veg in it at all! It was, as usual, delicious!
4 medium carrots
1 small leek
1 chunk celeriac
2 medium potatoes
one third of an orange pepper
1 veg stock pot
1 tblsp garlic flavoured oil
1 splash Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper
Wash, peel and prepare the veg and cut into medium chunks. Use enough to fill the machine to the lower line.
Add the other ingredients and enough water to fill to the upper line and set to smooth.
I hadn't any bread in the house so served mine with garlic flavoured croutons.
Makes 4 good portions.