Posted by: Anja | December 27, 2011

Cauliflower Soup

It’s this time of the year. The time where we’re at home with our loved ones, sitting around the Christmas tree, enjoying hot cocoa or tea and of course the presents. Which kid doesn’t love the presents? Actually the loving the presents part doesn’t expire when you grow up. I got knifes this time! Ceramic knifes! Finally I’ll be able to cut everything cleanly and without too much trouble. A dream come true. :)

Today’s recipe is a soup where the preparation actually isn’t too intense. When I made this soup, I was pretty sick so I didn’t care for a fancy recipe but instead wanted something fast that didn’t require me being out of bed for too long. Actually, this is my first recipe with cauliflower that I can remember. Buying a head of cauliflower is just so daunting! It’s huge! And you should have a second recipe with cauliflower as backup as you’ll only need half of the head for the preparation of this one.

Cauliflower Soup
idea adapted from Annie’s Eats

2 tablespoons of butter
1 medium onion
1 medium potato
2 cloves of garlic
800ml vegetable broth
200ml water
salt
1/2 head of cauliflower
200g Edamer cheese
100ml heavy cream

First step: Cut the potato into 1cm dices. Cut the onion into rings, mince the garlic and cut off the florets from the half cauliflower head. Set everything aside separately. Heat a large pot to medium heat.

Second step: Melt the butter in the pot and sauté the onion for about four minutes. Add the potato, garlic, vegetable broth and water. Add some salt and bring the mixture to a boil. Let it simmer for eight minutes. In the mean time, cut the Edamer cheese into small pieces.

Third step: Add the cauliflower and let it simmer for another five minutes. Add the cheese and stir until it is melted completely. Add the heavy cream and use a hand mixer to combine everything into a smooth soup. Serve immediately.

The original recipe calls for croutons and some additional cheese on top which is to my mind a good idea except when you don’t want to spend much time in the kitchen. ;) I added toasted whole wheat bread which suited the soup perfectly as well.

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