As winter starts to really show its arrival with foggy mornings, dew-covered grass and a brisk bite in the wind, many of us would be thinking about warm dinners to fill us up at night. Soups are a great way to huddle in front of the TV or gather around the dinner table, and they can be very easy to prepare.
Soup meals can be a cinch to prepare, and can be as simple or as sophisticated as you’d like – throw in what you have in the kitchen pantry or fridge, or go out and select ingredients to make a specific dish. As with any dish, preparation is the key, and with Breville’s All-in-One, the path to a great tasting soup will be less messy and better textured.
So first, let’s have a quick look at what the All-in-One is all about, and how it can make food preparation easier, more consistent and help produce better cooking results:
We spoke to Breville this week, who kindly provided a simple but tasty soup recipe – the trusty Leek and Potato Soup, which serves a family of four using the ingredient levels provided.
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 leeks, thinly sliced
750g potatoes, roughly chopped
1 litre chicken stock
Salt and white pepper
Chopped chives, to serve
1. Heat butter and oil in a large saucepan, add leeks and cook, stirring, for 3–4 minutes until softened. Add potatoes and stock. Bring to the boil then reduce heat and cook, covered, for about 20 minutes or until potatoes are soft. Remove from heat and allow soup to cool slightly.
2. Place stick mixer into saucepan and blend until soup is smooth. Season to taste.
3. Serve soup topped with fresh chopped chives.
If the soup becomes too thick when cooking or blending add a little extra stock or water. And that’s it, a nice simple meal that you could add some hot bread or toast to for dipping.
But don’t just take our word for it, world-renowned chef Heston Blumenthal has also tried out the All-In-One, and is keen to show you how well the blender performs:
So there you have it – a simple but tasty soup recipe, a great product to help you prepare the dish, and the thumbs up from a famous chef. For more information on the BSB530 from Breville featured here, just click here to see more and even order online.
Have a great weekend, and enjoy your hot soup!