November 22, 2015

KATECOOKS: GARLIC SOUP WITH STILTON CROUTONS

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:YOU WILL NEED: 
.3 GARLIC BULBS
.1 LITRE CHICKEN STOCK
.400ML EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
.4 SPRIGS THYME
.SPRING ONIONS FOR GARNISH
.2TBSP FLOUR
.1 TBSP BUTTER
.S+P
.CRUSTY BREAD
.STILTON CHEESE

:HOW TO:
1.Peel your Garlic cloves and add to a pan of olive oil,you will need just enough to cover the cloves,to this add your thyme sprigs.Simmer gently for 30-40 minutes,don't let the garlic burn,it needs to be golden in colour and soft to the touch.
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2.Strain the Oil and Garlic through a sieve and retain the oil it tastes amazing,you can use it cook with for loads of other meals.Place the Garlic into a Pestle and Mortar with 1tsp of the Oil and mash,adding a little salt to stop it sliding around.

3.Meanwhile ass the Flour and Butter into a pan on a low heat,cook through,stirring constantly then add your Chicken Broth.
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4.Pop the Thyme and Garlic paste back in and boil for 15 mins,strain again and add Salt and Pepper to taste.This isn't a very thick soup but you can always add some cornflour and thicken it to your taste.

5.For the Croutons,slice bread about 1" thick and grill until golden,drizzle with olive and put desired amount of cheese on top,return to the grill,cook until the cheese has all melted.
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6.Serve Piping Hot and add your crouton on top,scatter with spring onions and lashings of pepper
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ENJOY

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