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Cauliflower Soup with Melted Stilton<br> &Caramelised Onions Recipe

Cauliflower Soup with Melted Stilton
&Caramelised Onions

Rating 5-0 out of 5 - Most cooks definitely will make this recipe again

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Cauliflower Soup with Melted Stilton and Caramelised Onions first came to my notice at a charity lunch (we all paid loadsamoney for a light lunch). It was tasty, filling and well worth the loadsamoney I had paid to be there!

      Preparation Time: 30 Minutes

      Cooking Time: 50 Minutes

Ingredients for Cauliflower Soup with Melted Stilton
&Caramelised Onions

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to serve 6:
1 oz
1 tablespoon
olive oil
4 cloves
2 medium
bay leaves
1 sprig
fresh thyme
1½ lb
1 medium
1¾ pints
chicken stock
1½ pints
semi-skimmed milk
1 pinch
freshly-grated nutmeg
5 oz
Stilton cheese
alt and pepper
2 tablespoons
duck or goose fat
2 medium-sized


How to Cook Cauliflower Soup with Melted Stilton
&Caramelised Onions

  1. Peel and crush the garlic. Peel and slice the onion. Peel the potatoes and cut into slices about ½" (1cm) thick. Cut away the thick stems and break the cauliflower into medium florets.
  2. Melt the butter and oil in a large saucepan and add the crushed garlic and sliced onion. Cook gently for about 10 minutes until soft (don't let the onions brown). Add the bay leaves, thyme sprig, potatoes and cauliflower and stir together.
  3. Pour in the chicken stock and the milk and bring to the boil, then lower the heat to a gentle simmer and partially cover the pan with a lid. Simmer for 30 minutes or until the vegetables are tender, then remove the herbs.
  4. Meanwhile, make the caramelised onions. Peel and slice the onions, then heat the fat in a medium, non-stick frying pan over a gentle heat and add the onions. Stir well so the onions are coated in the fat (you can use olive oil if you prefer) and leave to cook very gently for about 15-20 minutes or until they are a deep golden brown, stirring occasionally.
  5. Blend the soup until it is smooth, either using a hand held blender in the pan, or in a food processor and then return it to the pan. Season with nutmeg, a little freshly ground black pepper and salt (taste it first, because you won't need much - you're going to be adding Stilton, which is quite salty already). If it seems a little too thick, stir in a bit more milk.
  6. Crumble the stilton and stir it into the soup so it just starts to melt. Ladle the soup into bowls and top with some of the caramelised onions. Serve immediately with warm Rye, sourdough or crusty white bread.

While simmering the vegetables, don't allow the liquid to boil rapidly as it may cause the soup to separate. Also, be sure to cook the caramelised onion VERY gently on a low heat to sweeten and mellow their flavour. If the onions burn, they become bitter and you'll have to start again!
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Reviews of Cauliflower Soup with Melted Stilton
&Caramelised Onions

Rating 5 out of 5 - Many cooks will make this recipe again October 29 2014
The caramelised onions make all the difference, so don't be tempted to miss them off. The soup, as you might guess since it uses a blue cheese, is salty and the sweetness of the caramelised onion is exactly what it needs to offset the saltiness a little. I actually used Roquefort, which is maybe a little more salty than a Stilton but even with a Stilton, I'm convinced that the onions are a great addition.
(7 reviews)
Rating 5 out of 5 - Many cooks will make this recipe again July 05 2014
This was soooo good. It took as little time to make, as you can see from the recipe, but it was well worth the extra effort. My family loved it and the only problem was that I'd made enough for four and they all wanted a second helping! So I've promised to make it again next week. Really great "keeper" recipe.
(6 reviews)

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Cauliflower Soup with Melted Stilton<br> &Caramelised Onions
Cauliflower Soup with Melted Stilton
&Caramelised Onions

Tasty, filling and well worth the little extra effort required to make your own soup.!


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