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                              BROAD BEAN SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Vegetables
                 British
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
  120       g            Onion -- chopped
                         Salt, ground pepper
   60       g            Butter
      1/4   ts           Sugar
  250       g            Broad beans -- shelled weight
   60       ml           Thick cream
      1/2   ts           Sage -ÿ OR
      1/2   ts           Savory -ÿ OR
      1/2   ts           Parsley -- chopped
    1       l            Water
                         Cro–tons
 
   Sweat the onion with the butter in a saucepan without
   colouring, until soft. Add the broad beans, together
   with the water and bring to the boil. Add whichever
   herb you have chosen, chopped fine (I recommend the
   use of savory), season with salt, sugar and pepper.
   
   When the beans are cooked, take out a tablespoonful or
   so, refresh on cold water, skin and reserve them. Puree
   the soup, either in a blender or through a sieve.
   Reheat to simmering point, stir in the cream, correct
   the seasoning and add the reserved beans.
   
   Serve hot with freshly cooked home made croutons.
  
 
 
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