Monday, 8 November 2010

Winter warmer

The weather is atrocious, with the cold winds and persistent rain we could all do with a bit of comfort.   What is needed is a bowl of warming soup and I'm sure this one will hit the spot.  It's unbelieveably easy to make and tastes delicious.   Make lots it will keep in the fridge for a couple of days.  Snuggle up and enjoy.

Split Pea and Bacon Soup


200g yellow or green split peas
300g smoked streaky bacon, or a smoked bacon joint
400g carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
2 onions, chopped
Salt and freshly ground pepper
2 litres water

Put all the ingredients (except the seasoning) in a large saucepan and bring to the boil, turn down the heat and simmer for an hour.

Remove from the heat, take out the bacon, (I like to put aside a few bits of the carrot too)  cool the soup slightly and blend until smooth.  Add water if it is too thick.

Add seasoning to taste and re-heat gently, chop up the bacon and carrot, add to the soup.

Serve in warm bowls with crusty bread or melted cheese on toast.

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