Sunday, May 25, 2008

It's cold outside

So I am well into soup mode! I spent yesterday stocking up my stocks- both chicken and vegetable, so that I could be prepared for when the next soup making frenzy took me. With some of the chicken stock I made the most yummy leek and potato soup, the well flavoured stock made it simply wonderful. I made a cheesy tomato 'swirl' loaf to go with it. A filling and comforting winter dinner.
No recipes, I made the soup up with the usual - sauted garlic and 2 large leeks, chopped, in butter then added stock and lots of potatoes, seasoned with salt and pepper,

pureed it when cooked. Simple but stunning, my kind of meal.
The bread is my usual breadmaker dough, rolled out and spread with tomato pesto and cheese, rolled up and popped into a loaf tin and baked at 220C for about 30 mins. I got right into the swirl idea so made a sweet version as well with cinnamon and brown sugar. It's all ready for breakfast in the morning!


Rosie said...

I just adore homemade soups such comfort food when you need something warming to eat! Your soup I must say looks delish and served with your yummy bread I can't think of anything better :)

Rosie x

hungryandfrozen said...

That looks delicious, Linda! One of the best things about winter - soup!! :)

JillyB said...

I love this time of the year so I can really indulge in soups too! Yours looks delish. I love the cheesy bread swirls and hadn't thought of using the breadmaker to make the dough (how dense am I??) I'm going to be trying this really soon! Thanks for the inspiration!

skatey katie said...

hey linda
just thought i'd 'fess up that i've tried and nicked your divine chocolate and feijoa cake recipe today...
(thanks a million billion!!)
am trying desperately to save some for dessert lol.
we're definitely in soup-and-bread mode over/up/down here too!
love and sunshine,
kate in the sunny bay of plenty X
PS am *so* with ya on the anti-instant-coffee lol

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

What delicious looking soup!