Cream of Spinach Soup with Peppered Garlic Bread

 SPINACH SOUP    

This delicious cream of spinach soup is as rich, smooth, and creamy as it is nutritious. The homemade peppered garlic bread is a real treat. It is simple to make and a real time saver. You can replace the spinach with chopped broccoli, chopped water cress or frozen peas for variety. Just follow the basic recipe.

750 g spinach, chopped

750 ml chicken or vegetable stock

1 large onion, sliced

5 cloves garlic, chopped

1 green chilli, chopped or ¼ teaspoon black peppercorns

2 tablespoons Q.B.B. Pure Ghee

45 g plain flour

500 ml full cream or low fat milk

1 ¼ teaspoon salt

METHOD

  1. Place spinach, stock, onion, garlic and chilli (or peppercorns) into a pan and boil till the spinach is cooked.
  2. Remove from heat and cool it thoroughly.
  3. Place the cooked spinach and the liquid into a blender and blend till smooth.
  4. Heat Q.B.B. Pure Ghee and stir in the flour. Cook until bubbly, making sure it does not get burnt. Gradually add in the milk, stirring constantly to make sure there are no lumps.
  5. Pour in the blended spinach and add in the salt. Bring to a boil and turn off heat.
  6. Serve hot with the Peppered Garlic Bread or with a drizzle of cream or evaporated milk.

PEPPERED GARLIC BREAD

2 tablespoons Q.B.B. Pure Ghee

3 cloves garlic, pounded

1 large French loaf

½ teaspoon black peppercorns, coarsely pounded

½ teaspoon salt

150g grated cheddar cheese

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
  2. Combine the first 4 ingredients together in a small bowl.
  3. Slice the loaf into 1cm – 2 cm thick slices without cutting all the way through the bread.
  4. Spread the prepared Q.B.B. Pure Ghee mixture between the slices. Sprinkle the grated cheese and wrap the loaf in foil.
  5. Bake until warmed through, about 10 to 15 minutes. Open the foil and bake until lightly toasted on top, 5 to 7 minutes more.
  6. Serve warm with soup.

 

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