Rating: 4 stars
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0

I first experienced this great soup (the Stilton makes all the difference) on my honeymoon at a little cafe and bookstore near the train station in Edinburgh, Scotland. The day was damp, misty and cool and we were tired from a long train trip from London. I encourage you to enjoy this on a similar day along with some good chunks from a baguette.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Separate 3/4 cup of the cauliflower florets and place them in a pan of boiling water. Boil for 2 to 3 minutes, then rinse under cold water, and set aside for garnish.

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  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, leek and celery. Cook, stirring, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add potato, chicken broth, uncooked cauliflower and sherry. Bring to a boil, then simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally until potatoes and cauliflower are tender. Remove from heat.

  • Puree the cauliflower mixture in batches using a food processor or blender, and transfer to a soup pot over medium-low heat. I like it smooth but still with little tiny bits in it. Season with white pepper, black pepper and salt. Stir in the milk and cream, then crumble in the Stilton cheese. Heat through, but do not boil.

  • Ladle into bowls, and garnish with cauliflower pieces and chopped fresh parsley.

Nutrition Facts

238 calories; protein 7.8g; carbohydrates 20.4g; fat 14.5g; cholesterol 41mg; sodium 1030.9mg. Full Nutrition
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