Apple and Celeriac Soup

Apple & Celeriac Soup
(Serves 4)

Apple and celeriac soupIngredients:

  • 50g butter (plus 1 tsp)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 500g celeriac
  • 2 apples peeled and sliced
  • Thyme
  • 1 medium onion
  • 750ml vegetable stock
  • 50g walnuts
  • 50g unsmoked streay bacon
  • 50g diced bread (sourdough is nice)
  • salt & pepper

Method:

Peel and dice the celeriac and slice the onion.

Heat the butter and oil in a pan, then add the onion and sweat down.

After 3 minutes, add the celeriac and sweat down for 5 minutes, then pour over enough stock to cover the celeriac.  Bring to the simmer, then cook for 10 to 15 minutes, until the celeriac is soft.  Add the sliced apple and cook for another 2 minutes.  Finally blend until smooth.

To finish, heat a teaspoon of butter in a frying pan, then toss in the bacon and walnuts.  After a few minutes, add the diced bread and toast them all together for a few minutes.  Sprinkle over the soup.