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                              Creamy Leek Soup
 
 Recipe By     : Sainsbury’s Leaflet - Take a Long Look at Leeks, 1997
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : New                              Soups
                 Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2      large         leeks -- sliced
   50      g             butter
    1      small         onion -- chopped
 1200      ml            vegetable stock
                         salt and freshly ground black pepper
   25      g             flour
  150      ml            milk
  142      ml            single cream
 
 1. Melt half the butter in a large saucepan, add the leeks and onion and
 cook gently for 5 minutes until tender.
 
 2. Add vegetable stock and seasoning, bring to the boil, cover and simmer
 for 15-20 minutes.
 
 3. Meanwhile, melt remaining butter in a saucepan, stir in flour and cook
 gently for 1 minute. Gradually add the milk and cream, bring to the boil,
 stirring until thickened.
 
 4. Mix the sauce with the leek mixture and then puree in a blender or food
 processor until smooth. Return to the saucepan and reheat gently.
 
 
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 NOTES : Serve with croutons and freshly chopped parsley.
 
 Preparation time: 10 minutes
 Cooking time: 25-30 minutes
 1.2 litres vegetable stock to serve 6
 Calories/Fat per serving: 161cal / 13g