My earache is out to get me – it hurts so much I can’t shut my mouth fully as my jaw kills. It’s damp and cold out there and I ventured into the world to do some Christmas shopping. When I got home I needed warming up and I wanted to eat something that wouldn’t hurt my ear – soup it was. Warming and none chewy so my mouth had little work to do and my ear didn’t have any crunching noises to contend with! 

This is soup has a subtle yet refined flavour – I love it but my husband says he struggled to taste cauliflower- clearly I am a super taster and he is not!

1 x 900g bag frozen cauliflower 

3 celery stalks

1 large potato 

1 1/2 pints of veggie stock 

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

700g 1/2 fat Creme fraiche 

120g really strong cheddar

2 tablespoons of roasted, chopped hazelnuts 

50g bacon lardons – fried (optional)

In a large stockpot add the cauliflower, stock, potato and celery. Simmer until all soft and ready to be blitzed.

Use a blending stick to purée all the ingredients. Then add the Creme fraiche,  cheese, salt and pepper and stir well with a spoon until everything is mixed well together

In another pan. Roast the hazelnuts and then the bacon. 

Ladle the soup into bowls and sprinkle the nuts and bacon on top.

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