*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                          African Celebration Soup
 
 Recipe By     : Suzanne Martinson -- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
 Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : ***                              African & Carribean
                 Poultry                          Soups & Stews
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2  stick         butter
    2      medium        onion -- chopped
    3      stalks        celery -- chopped
    2      tablespoons   all-purpose flour
    1      tablespoon    curry powder
    1      cup           cooked chicken -- diced
    2                    apples, peeled -- cored and chopped
    8      cups          chicken stock -- divided
    1                    bay leaf
    1      cup           light cream -- chilled
 
 In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.  Add the onions and cele
 ry.  Saute the vegetables until the onions are golden brown and the celery is s
 oft.  Stir in the flour and curry powder.  Cook for 5 minutes.
 
 Place the mixture in a blender or food processor.  Add the chicken, apples and 
 1 cup stock.  Process until smooth.  Return the mixture to the saucepan.  Add t
 he remaining 7 cups stock and the bay leaf.  Increase the heat to high to bring
  ingredients to a boil.
 
 When the soup begins to boil, remove it from the heat, discard the bay leaf, an
 d refrigerate the soup for at least 1 hour.  Before serving, stir in the chille
 d cream.
 
 
 
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