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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.20 / 5 (60 votes)

Prep time:
35 min
Cook time:
30 min
Serves:
4

A piping-hot scone with fragrant caraway or fennel seeds is the ideal partner for Merrilees Parker’s rich root vegetable soup

Method

1. For the scones: sieve the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt into a large mixing bowl, then stir in the caraway or fennel seeds.

2. In a small bowl, whisk the egg and buttermilk until well combined. Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture. Slowly pour in the buttermilk mixture and quickly bring the ingredients together with your hands. Gently knead into a soft dough (try not to overwork the mixture).

3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll it into a ball and flatten so that it is 2-3cm thick. Cut into four equal pieces.

4. Heat a non-stick frying pan or griddle until hot. Add the scones, then turn the heat down to medium. Cook on each side for 3-4 minutes, or until the scones are golden all over and cooked through. Set aside and keep warm.

5. For the soup: heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the grated onion and carrots and cook over a low heat for 2-3 minutes, or until beginning to soften. Add the ginger and honey, then pour in the stock and stir well. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender. Season to taste with lemon juice, salt and freshly ground black pepper.

6. Meanwhile, place the parsley leaves in a small heatproof bowl and pour over some boiling water. Leave to stand for 2-3 minutes, then drain and cool under the cold tap. Drain again and place the parsley in a food processor. Add a splash of olive oil and a pinch of salt, then blend to a purée. Season with freshly ground black pepper.

7. Using a stick blender, lightly process the soup until it is mostly smooth, but with a bit of texture.

8. To serve, reheat the soup if necessary, then add a dash of the cream and stir well. Ladle into bowls and drizzle over the remaining cream and the parsley purée. Grind over some black pepper and serve with a scone on the side.



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Latest Comment

 

wow thaths yummy

mohamadS58899 mohamadS58899  Posted 11 Nov 2010 11:53 PM
 

I thought this would be good, but I wasn't expecting it to be THIS good. I love the honey in the carrot soup - yum!

Jen - Good Food Jen - Good Food  Posted 22 Sep 2010 10:40 PM
 

DELICIOUS SPICY and WARMING SOUP

TASTY SCONES (enjoyed the fennel - spared me on to try alternate spices)

SIMPLE TO FOLLOW and QUICK

A NOVICES DREAM

PERFECT SUCCESS

ENCOURAGING

AnnO87770 AnnO87770  Posted 23 Mar 2010 11:24 AM
 

ValeryG92002 ValeryG92002 Posted 07 Jan 2010 5:20 PM