Good day to you all! Goddag! Davs!!
I like food. And as you already know, I love Scandiland. So it will come as no surprise to you that I love the food from the region, especially Danish food.
From time to time, I'd like to share with you my take on some of the dishes.
Are you looking for a recipe for veg-packed soup for the family, or a starter when entertaining in winter? Or on a unseasonably cold spring day? Then try this delicious soup.
This is food for the soul. Comfort Food.
Danish Cauliflower Soup - My Way
The Danes make a more complicated version with egg yolks.
I keep mine simple and fool-proof!
1 cauliflower head; frozen cauliflower will work too
A generous knob of butter, 1-2 ozs
A heaped tablespoon of flour
Milk, about a pint/half a litre
Nutmeg, salt and finely-ground pepper
1. Cook the cauliflower in boiling water till soft enough to blend, about 7-8 minutes.
2. Whilst the cauli is cooking, prepare a thin white sauce. Make a roux by melting the butter, then blend the flour for a few minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon. Slowly add milk, starting with just a dash then building up, then some of the cauli stock when its cooked. Stir until you have a thin white sauce.
3. Grate some nutmeg and add salt and white pepper, all to taste.
4. Puree the cauliflower and a little stock with a hand blender or food processor. Add to the white sauce.
5. Serve with a sprinkle of nutmeg and a scattering of freshly chopped coriander or parsley.
Add a generous handful of cheese to the soup just before serving.
Add leftover cauliflower cheese to nutmeg-infused white sauce.
Gotta dash now, peeps, I'm off to try on the first contender for The Perfect Spring Jacket!
A la perchoine.