Cressy Soup Recipe

a bowl of cressy soup
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 Updated 06/06/2015

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A colourful, traditional carrot soup recipe which is economical to make and very tasty. Cressy probably refers to a battle which took place in Crecy in 14th century France.

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  • 4 large carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2oz dripping or butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 pints chicken stock
  • bunch of herbs of choice including parsley
  • salt and pepper
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  1. Melt the fat over a low heat.
  2. Cook the carrots and the onion in the fat for about 10 minutes.
  3. Add the stock and the bunch of herbs.
  4. Allow to simmer gently for about 20 minutes.
  5. Remove the herbs.
  6. Press the soup either through a sieve or use a blender to create a fine textured soup.
  7. Return to saucepan.
  8. Blend flour to a smooth paste with a little water.
  9. Add to the soup.
  10. Bring to the boil and simmer for a further 5 minutes.
  11. Season and serve.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 2-4 portions


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