Kettle Broth Recipe

Kettle Broth Recipe

Ingredients: Serves 4

2 onions, finely chopped
1 leek, chopped
25 g/1 oz/2 tbsp butter or margarine
2 slices wholemeal bread, crusts removed
15 ml/1 tbsp snipped chives
900 ml/1.5 pts/3.75 cups vegetable stock
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

4 marigold or chive flowers


In a saucepan, fry (saute) the onions and leek gently in the butter or margarine for about 5 minutes until soft but not brown, stirring all the time. Tear the bread into pieces and add to the pan with the chives and stock. Season lightly, cover and simmer gently for 30 minutes. Puree in a blender or food processor, then return to the rinsed-out pan. Add enough milk to form a creamy consistency. Taste and re-season if necessary. Ladle into bowls and float a marigold or chive flower on each.

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