Wild Mushroom Soup

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Method Soak the porcini in 150ml of warm water for 10 minutes. Fry up the wild and chestnut mushrooms in a large knob of butter, remove a few for a garnish later and then add he onion, garlic and thyme Add the porcini, water and all, along with the stock, bring to the boil and simmer, half covered, for 10 …

Roasted Garlic & Almond Soup

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Really tasty, but perhaps not one to eat before a big night out… Method Break up the garlic and roast in the oven for 30 minutes at 180, then leave it to cool Gently fry the onion for 10 minutes, then add the stock and the cream, bring to the boil and simmer for another 10 minutes Squeeze the cooled …

Chicken, Vegetable & Barley Broth

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Not your every day chicken and veg soup, the barley adds a lovely depth… Method Put the stock, chopped veg and whole chicken bits into a pan, add 600ml of water and simmer for 30 minutes Remove chicken and set aside, add the barley to the pan and cook for 10-12 minutes Shred the chicken, and return to the broth …

Roast Tomato & Basil Soup

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Perfect for you tomato growers… Method Peel and roughly chop the onion, take all the green bits off the tomatoes and peel the garlic, then put it all in a roasting tin, mix the whole lot with a good glug of quality olive oil and roast at 220 for half an hour Whizz up the basil with 300ml of warm …