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Homemade Winter Warmer Soups Posted On 06 November 2020

Tantalise your tastebuds with these full-of-flavour winter warmer soup recipes as the weather gets colder…

 

With the grey and dreary weather outside, now’s the time to warm up with some fresh and hearty homemade soups made from simple ingredients that are sure to heat your insides on a cold day.

 

Spiced Lentil and Butternut Squash Soup

 This healthy and low-fat vegetarian soup is perfect for freezing to keep for a speedy supper another day…

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ¼ tsp hot chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp ras el hanout
  • 1 butternut squash
  • 100g red lentils
  • 1l hot vegetable stock
  • 1 small bunch of coriander
  • Natural yoghurt, to serve

 

Method:

 

  1. Heat the oil in a casserole dish or saucepan over a medium heat. Fry the onions with a pinch of salt. Add the garlic, chilli and ras el hanout and cook for a further minute.
  2. Stir in the squash and lentils. Pour over the stock and season to taste. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to simmer and cook, covered, for 25 minutes until the squash is soft.
  3. Blitz the soup with a hand blender until smooth and then season to taste. Serve with a dollop of natural yoghurt and coriander leaves

 

 

Cider & Onion Soup with cheese & apple toasts

 Try this slightly different version of classic French onion soup to give your household a warming glow this winter.

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 30g butter
  • 2 onions
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 100ml scrumpy cider
  • 1 small potato
  • 2 thyme sprigs
  • 450ml chicken stock
  • 50ml double cream
  • ½ Granny Smith apple
  • 2 slices of baguette
  • 20g grated mature cheddar
  • 10g dried apple
  • 1 spring onion

 

Method:

 

  1. Heat the butter in a saucepan until foaming, then add the onions and cook for 10 mins until soft and golden. Add the garlic and cook for a further minute. Pour over the cider, then add the potato and thyme and simmer for another 2 mins. Stir in the stock cream, bring to the boil and simmer for 15 mins or until the potato is soft. Remove the thyme sprigs.
  2. Transfer the soup to a blender and blitz until smooth.
  3. Heat the grill high and toast the baguette on both sides. Mix the cheese, dried apple and spring onion together. Put the mixture, thickly, onto the toast and grill until melted and golden. Once ready, serve the soup and toasts together.

 

 

All recipes are from the BBC Goodfood website…

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