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Sweet Potato and Stilton Soup

 
Sweet Potato and Stilton Soup


Sweet Potato and Stilton Soup

Prep Time ~ 15 mins Cooking Time ~ 45 mins
Approx Cost ~ £? Difficulty ~ Easy
Freeze ~ Yes Serves ~ 4

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Ingredients:

4 tablespoons butter

1 large onion, chopped

2 leeks, trimmed and sliced

175g/6oz sweet potatoes, peeled and diced

850ml/1 ½ pints vegetable stock

1 bay leaf

Black Pepper

150ml/5 floz double cream

150g/5 ½ oz Stilton cheese, crumbled

2 tablespoons finely crumbled Stilton cheese to garnish

 

Method:

  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan and cook the onion and leeks until softened
  • Add the sweet potatoes and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  • Pour in the stock; add the parsley and bay leaf, season with pepper.
  • Bring to the boil and simmer, covered for about 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and leave to cool. Remove the bay leaf.
  • Transfer the soup to a food processor or use a hand held blender and blend until smooth.
  • Stir in the cream and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  • Gradually stir in the crumbled Stilton until melted (do not let the soup boil).
  • Remove from the heat and serve garnished with finely crumbled Stilton.