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Tuesday 3 May 2016

Danish Food, My Way! Cauliflower Soup

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.

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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
Cauliflower stock
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.

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