We are soup people here. Well except the 3 big kids, they are not big fans. The rest of us love soup. So when retro daddy took those same 3 big kids to the AFL for the first time on the weekend, I took it as an opportunity to have soup for dinner. It was cold and rainy and I’d been dying to convert one of my favourite soups to the thermomix. Parsnip + apple. A recipe I picked up in England and loved making for myself over there. Way back in my single girl days when I could happily have soup for dinner and not worry about what my kids were going to eat.
and my littlest buddy emerson loved it! He’s been feeling a little sick the last few days but loved the soup…….I fed him by the way. He likes to think he can do it himself but soup is a bit tricky. I think these are some of my favourite pics of him, runny nose and all. The sweetest little guy ever.
- 1 brown onion
- 2-3 large parsnips ( I only had 2 parsnips so used a potato too)
- 1 -2 apples
- 600ml vegetable stock
- pouring cream to serve
- salt and pepper to taste
- Peel onion and slice in half. Place in thermomix bowl and chop on speed 5 for 10 seconds
- Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add butter and sauté for 3 minutes at 100 degrees on speed 1.
- Scrape down bowl again, add roughly chopped vegetables and apple and process on speed 5 for 10 seconds.
- Scrape down bowl, add in stock and cook for 18-20 minutes at 100 degrees on speed 1.
- Now we're going to puree the soup so gently increase the speed from speed 1 to speed 9 for about 20 seconds. Remove lid carefully, taste and season.
- I like to add a bit of cream now and gently combine.
- Serve and enjoy.
- If you don't have a thermomix just roughly chop your vegetables, sauté your onion in some butter or oil for a few minutes. Add in the vegies and apple and sauté about 5 minutes. Add in stock, bring to boil, simmer for about 20 minutes. Puree, season and add in a bit of cream and enjoy.