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Saturday, 30 September 2017

Last day of September, time for Celeriac and Bramley Apple Soup

Hasn't this month zoomed by. In fact hasn't the year zoomed by! Already the Halloween and Christmas merchandise are in the shops tempting us to open our purses and wallets!

A few things I've been tempted to buy are Celeriac and Bramley apples ... just what is needed for this delicious Autumn (Fall) soup recipe.

I happened to see this in "Sainsbury's" magazine and thought it definitely an idea to share.

As Tom Kerridge says "Celeriac and apple are great bedfellows and work so well together as a soup. This really is one of the dishes where you will recognise all of the flavours – celeriac, blue cheese, apple and walnuts... gain maximum flavour by infusing the celeriac skin in the stock".

Serves 4 to 6
500 g celeriac
1 litre chicken or vegetable stock
3 tbsp. oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 Bramley apples
freshly squeezed juice of 1 lemon
200 ml double (heavy) cream
150 g salty blue cheese, such as Roquefort
walnut oil, to drizzle
4 tbsp. walnuts, toasted, to garnish
celery leaves, to garnish

1. First, peel and finely chop the celeriac, but keep the peel. Pour the chicken stock into a large saucepan over a high heat and bring to the boil. Add the celeriac peel, then remove the pan from the heat, cover the top with cling-film and leave to infuse for 20-30 minutes.
2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a low heat. Add the onion and a pinch of salt, cover the pan and leave the onion to sweat for 10-12 minutes until softened, but not coloured.
3. Meanwhile, peel and dice the apples and mix them with the lemon juice so they don't oxidise and turn brown.
4. When the onion has softened, add the apples and any juice, and the celeriac. Strain the infused chicken stock into the pan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes until the celeriac is tender. Add the double cream and return the liquid to the boil. Pour the soup into a blender and blend until smooth.
5. When ready to serve, reheat the soup, if necessary. Crumble the blue cheese into soup bowls, then pour the hot soup on top and finish with a drizzle of walnut oil, toasted walnuts and celery leaves.
Works out at 10.6 g carb per serving.

always love to see these Autumnal colours

All the best Jan


Jo said...

Doesn't that flower display look pretty? I love the colours of autumn. It's definitely soup season now.

Valerie-Jael said...

Sounds more than good! Hugs, Valerie

Christine said...

yummy! It is soup weather now for sure!

William Kendall said...

That sounds good for a cool day.

Elephant's Child said...

I would never have thought of adding apple (or any fruit other than tomato) to a soup. This sounds good.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

I don't think I have ever used celeriac. Maybe it's time to give it a try.

Bob Bushell said...

I love soup, and with the APPLE.

Snowbird said...

What an interesting soup, I've never tried one made with

Conniecrafter said...

I so agree that the months are just flying by way too fast, every year seems to just fly by faster and faster. It doesn't look like our kids will be able to make it home for Christmas this year, so sad :(
Love your Autumn picture, I do love this time of year :)

Lisa said...

Soup after an autumnal walk to drink in all those beautiful colours, perfect.
Lisa x

Debbie said...

i can't wait for soup dinners!!!

Magic Love Crow said...

Yummy!! Gorgeous flowers too!

Crafty Green Poet said...

we have so many apples, it's always good to find another interesting apple recipe!

Lisabella Russo said...

This looks like a very unique soup! Thanks for sharing the recipe.