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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Cauliflower Soup and Buttermilk Biscuits

Thanks to my daughter, Lindsey, who gave us this recipe for Cauliflower Soup!  My husband made it the first time, and last night I made it!

Melt 4 T butter in saucepan (med heat)

Add 1 C diced sweet onion, 3/4 C diced celery, and 3/4 C diced carrot

Cook for about 8 min, stirring occassionally

Add 1 head of cauliflower (could use asparagus instead), coarse chopped

Cook covered for 5 min

Add 1/4 C flour and 4 C veggie stock (I used chicken broth).  Stir together.
Turn heat to high and bring to a boil.

Lower heat to med-low, simmer half covered for 25 min.

Blend all together (okay, here's where we got confused, we were supposed to actually blend it it a mixer to make it smooth, we didn't, and we liked ours chunky!)

Add 1 C heavy cream, pinch of nutmeg, salt & pepper to taste

We added some parmesan cheese to our individual bowls.

I finally had success with biscuits!  I found this recipe at allrecipes.com, here it is:

2 C flour, 2 1/2 tsp bak powder, 1/8 tsp salt, 1/3 C butter flavored shortening, 3/4 C buttermilk

In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.  Cut in the shortening until crumbly.  Stir in the buttermilk just until moistened (I did end up adding a bit more buttermilk).  Knead on a floured surface for 1 minute.  Roll out to 1/2" thickness, cut with a 2 1/2" biscuit cutter (I just used the end of a glass). Place on greased baking sheet.  Bake at 450 degrees for approx 10-12 minutes.

Moist and yummy!




polka dot skies said...

Jen, these look great! I love soup this time of year! I'll have to try it!

Adele Bee Ann said...

I will definitely try this. Thanks for mentioning the blender. :)