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Curry Dip

225 g/8 oz cottage cheese, sieved 2 x 15 ml spoons/2 tbsp natural yoghurt 1 x 5 ml spoons/1 tsp curry powder 10 cm/4 inches cucumber, peeled and grated I medium carrot, grated salt Methods: Beat together the cheese, yoghurt and curry powder. Stir in the cucumber and carrot and season to taste with salt.

Cold Cucumber Soup

50 g/2 oz raisins 150 ml/11/4 pint warm water 450 ml/13/4 pint natural yoghurt 150 ml/1/4 pint milk 1 cucumber, diced 1 hard-boiled egg finely chopped 4 spring onions, finely sliced salt and freshly ground black Pepper fresh parsley, chives or dill to garnish Methods: Soak the raisins in the warm water, then discard the [...]


200 g/7 oz can tomatoes 540 ml/19 fl oz can tomato juice 1 x 15 ml spoon/1 tbsp tomato puree 2 x 15 ml spoons/2 tbsp cider vinegar I X 5 ml spoon/1 tsp Worcestershire sauce salt and freshly ground black 1 pepper 1/4 cucumber, finely diced 1 green pepper, finely chopped 3 spring onions, [...]

Almond, Potato and Watercress Soup

3 bunches watercress, washed, thick stalks removed 2 medium potatoes, roughly chopped 25 gl 1 oz ground almonds 1 litrel 13/4 pints vegetable stock juice of 1/2 lemon generous pinch ground nutmeg salt 300 ml/11/2 pint single cream Methods: Reserve a few watercress leaves for garnishing. Place watercress, potatoes, ground almonds and stock in a [...]

Storecupboard Corn Chowder

This is a substantial soup, rich and delicious. 25 g/ 1 oz margarine 1 onion, chopped 2 sticks of celery, chopped 25 g/ 1 oz plain flour 410 ml/115 oz can evaporated milk 600 ml/1 pint vegetable stock 350 g/12 oz can sweetcorn 420 g/15 oz can potatoes,roughly chopped 100 g/4 oz Cheddar cheese, grated [...]

Cream of Celery Soup

1 head of celery, trimmed and chopped 1 medium red pepper, deseeded and chopped 25 g/1 oz fresh chives, chopped 600 ml/1 pint vegetable stock 150 ml/11/4 pint milk salt and black pepper Methods: Place the celery, pepper and chives in a pan and pour over the stock. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer [...]

Cream of Onion Soup

25 g/1 oz butter or margarine 450 g/ 1 lb onions, chopped 2.5 g/1 oz plain flour 1/2 tsp mustard powder 600 m/1 pint stock or water 150 ml 1/4 pint milk salt and freshly ground black Pepper 1 egg yolk beaten Methods: Melt the butter or margarine in a pan and add the onions. [...]


The ultimate hearty soup. 2 x 15 ml spoon/2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 clove of garlic, crushed 1 stick of celery, chopped 1 carrot, diced 1 medium potato, diced 1 courgette, sliced 1/4 head cabbage, shredded 2 X 15 m/12 tbsp tomato puree 1.2 litres12 pints vegetable stock 1 bay leaf 1/4 [...]