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Roasted Cauliflower White Cheddar Soup

 

20160228_190909I love creamy soups. The cauliflower gives it a distinct flavour and the white cheddar elevates it to the next level. Do give it a try.

Ingredients

Cauliflower – 1 (cut into small pieces)

Olive Oil – 2 tbsp

Salt and Pepper

Butter – 3 tbsp

Onion- 1(chopped)

Garlic – 1 clove(chopped)

All-purpose Flour – 3 1/2 tbsp

Half and half Cream – 1.5 cups

Milk – 2 cups

Chicken Broth – 1.5 cups

Parsley(Dried)- 1 tbsp

Thyme- 1 tsp(dried) or 1 tbsp(fresh)

Bay Leaf -1

Sugar – 1 tsp

White Cheddar Cheese (shredded) – 1 cup

Parmesan cheese – 1/4 cup

Method

  • Place the cauliflower on a baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil and coat evenly. Season with salt and pepper. Bake at 425 F for 25 minutes till golden in color. Set aside.

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  • Melt butter in a large pot and saute onion for about 4-5 minutes till tender.

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  • Add in flour and cook for 1 minute.

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  • Add in garlic and saute for a few seconds.

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  • Now slowly pour in milk, half and half cream and the chicken broth while continuously whisking the mixture. Add parsley, thyme, bay leaf, sugar, the roasted cauliflower, salt and pepper according to taste.

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  • Bring it to a boil while stirring the mixture, then reduce the heat to low.

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  • Puree 3 cups of the mixture in a blender and add back into the soup. This will give the soup its thickness.
  • Remove it from heat and add in the cheddar and parmesan cheese.

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  • Enjoy with a slice of bread or dinner roll.

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Breakfast in a Bread Cup

20150913_105605An easy breakfast to go that you can make ahead of time from Martha Stewart. I like the convenience of carrying it with me as I leave home in the morning. Also love the fact that its a make ahead though it definitely cannot offer the taste of fresh hot breakfast in the morning.

Ingredients

Bread Slices – 8

Eggs – 6

Bacon – 6

Salt

Pepper

Method

  • Use a dough roller to roll out the bread very thin.20150913_091427
  • Cut out the bread using a round cookie cutter. 20150913_092538
  • Slice the rounds in halves.20150913_092702
  • In the meantime, cook the bacon in a pan. Make sure that it does not get overcooked and it is going to get further cooked in the oven. 20150913_091352
  • Place the bread slices into the muffin tins as shown in the picture.20150913_09300720150913_093021
  • Also place a little pc in the middle to cover the bottom (The 2 extra slices are for that). 20150913_093049
  • Place the bacon in the middle with the edges hanging over. 20150913_094026
  • Add the egg in the middle.20150913_094403
  • Season with salt and pepper.20150913_094520
  • Now bake it for 20 minutes at 350 degrees F.