Creamy and delicious - this carrot soup is a perfect Autumn warmer

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 4 carrots
  • 1 large potato
  • 1 onion
  • 350mls stock
  • 350mls milk

Equipment

  • Chopping board
  • Sharp knife
  • Saucepan and lid
  • Measuring jug
  • Food processor  / hand held blender

 
 

Method

How to Do It

  1. Peel and dice carrots ( each carrot into about 6/8 pieces).Peel and dice the onion. Peel and dice the potato
  2.  Boil the kettle and make the stock.
  3.  Heat the oil and butter in a frying pan. Sauté the carrot, onion and potato for 5 mins.
  4.  Pour over the stock, bring to the boil, turn down to a simmer and allow to cook until the vegetables are soft.
  5.  Pop into the food processor, add the milk and blitz.
  6.  As a top tip, after the soup is pureed pass it through a sieve. I know this sounds like some extra work but, honestly, this is what they do in the really fancy, high-end restaurants. It gives the smoothest, richest texture to the soup which kids LOVE!
  7.  To make the cobweb you need cream - drizzle 3 or 4 little circles ( they will be wonky but that's fine) on top of the soup and with a cocktail stick drag out from the centre to create the shape. So much fun!

Notes
Halloween is a super time to get children excited and trying new foods.  As a parent, you can get away with so many weird and wonderful concepts around this time of year. There are tonnes of cool "food props"  available in the supermarkets and discount shops now that can make food look super fun.

Soup is such a great one to make at the weekend and has as an after-school snack during the week. Emilia is such a great girl for soup at lunchtime and it brilliant and quick to serve with some little crackers and cheese and or finger food sandwiches.

For Isabella soup is our goto for the days I try to pick her up from school. In the door, during homework time she is starving so soup is a great option. To add a little bit of fun, breadsticks are brilliant – dippy and different.
This is so simple and creamy and the little cobweb is a brilliant little nod to Halloween.
With fun & deliciousness,
- Aisling