Friday, 14 October 2016

Cream of Broccoli Soup

This week, the theme for the Unit Study Roundup is Soup.  Today I am going to share my favourite recipe for soup.  It is for Cream of Broccoli Soup.  I use the method of this recipe as a base and change the vegetables that I use.

For this soup, you need:

90 grams (3 T) butter
2 medium onions, chopped
1/2 cup wholemeal plain flour
1 and a half litres (6 cups) water
1 T Vecon (a vegetable broth paste - a stock cube will work)
750 g broccoli, chopped
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
1/2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 T lemon juice
1 cup milk
3/4 cup plain yogurt

Melt the butter in a large saucepan, add onions and stir over medium heat for about 3 minutes. or until onions are soft.  Stir in flour, stir over medium heat for 1 minute.  Gradually stir in the water, Vecon (vegetable stock cube), broccoli, tomato, thyme, rosemary, nutmeg, and lemon juice, bring to a boil.  Reduce heat, cover, simmer for about 15 minutes or until broccoli is tender.  Blend mixture in several batches until smooth, add milk and yogurt, return to saucepan, reheat without boiling.  This serves 6.

Please have a read of the other blog posts on soup for this week's Unit Study Roundup:

Alphabet Soup Sensory Bin from Play Dough & Popsicles

Stone Soup Science Activity from Books and Giggles

Delightful Children's Books about Soup from The Jenny Evolution

Sight Word Soup from My Storytime Corner

Cream of Broccoli Soup from Tales of Education at Home

Soup Can Money Worksheet from Schooling a Monkey

Soup Recipes for Winter Fun Outdoors from FrogMom