Creamy Fenland Celery Soup with Stilton Cheese

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Creamy Fenland Celery Soup with Stilton Cheese is a tasty soup, perfect served for lunch with crusty bread, or as a starter too.

Serves 4 (or 6 as a starter)

Preparation Time; 10 minutes

Cooking Time; 30 minutes

You’ll need:

1 oz butter or margarine

1 small or ½ medium celeriac, chopped

1 large leek, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 whole head of fresh Fenland Celery with leaves, chopped (reserve some leaf for garnishing)

850 ml vegetable or chicken stock

150 ml milk

75g Stilton cheese

Salt and pepper

For the croutons:

1 small white loaf (1 day old), cut into small cubes

2 tbsp olive oil

50g Cheddar, grated

What to do:

Melt the butter or margarine and add the celeriac. Stir and then sweat for 3-4 minutes. Add the leek and garlic and cook for a further 3-4 minutes and then add the chopped celery and stock. Gently simmer with the lid on for 15 minutes or until the celery is just soft. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.

Liquidize and then sieve if a smoother texture is desired. Stir in the milk and cheese and reheat until the cheese has dissolved, taking care not to let it boil.

Garnish with croutons and ½ tsp finely chopped celery leaf.

If preferred the cheese can be omitted from the soup and garnished instead with the cheesy croutons for a less intense flavour.

Cheesy croutons: Mix the bread cubes, olive oil and grated cheese in a bowl. Scatter onto a baking tray and cook for 20 minutes at 180C/350F/Gas 5. Cook for another 10 minutes if not golden brown. Cool and store in an airtight container for up to a week.

Recipe by: Fenland Celery

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