Celery is plentiful at the moment and in a soup is both filling and healthy. A great way of getting vegetables into the kids too!
Serves : 4 Prep/Cooking Time : 45 mins
Tip : Serve with some crispy croutons sprinkled on the top!
Wash celery, peel and chop into small chunks and add a large saucepan with the butter and on a medium heat cook for 5 minutes stirring all the time to fully coat the celery.
Drain off the butter and add to another pan
Add the chicken stock to the celery and add the seasoning and dried herbs
Bring to the boil then turn down the heat and simmer for 20 minutes
Take out a few celery pieces and reserve
Taking a stick blender blitz the celery until well blended and then push through a sieve.
Add back the celery pieces and put the mixture aside
Add the reserved butter to the saucepan and gently bring to the boil.
Add the flour and blend well with the butter and cook for 2 minutes.
Slowly add the milk whisking all the time until thickened.
Blend the white sauce into the celery soup and continue to stir whilst bringing to the boil.
Add the cream and then check the seasoning.
Serve with crispy croutons for that extra crunch and texture