Tuesday, July 28, 2009


My very elegant sister and her sophisticated husband came for lunch today. He's a super cook, and a wine connoisseur so I usually take the precaution of filling them both with Bombay Gin before serving up my best efforts. But today was an unexpected success - I made Bacon and Turnip Soup, and served it with homemade wheaten bread (OK, I confess, the bread was a packet mix). And they loved the soup! So much so they took home the recipe.
Here is the recipe:
Chop and gently fry an onion in unsalted butter. Cut up a packet of bacon with scissors, stir into the onion, keep the heat low. Peel and dice a turnip and a couple of small potatoes. Add to the onion and bacon mixture. Stir. Add at least a pint of hot water with a stock cube dissolved. Simmer for about 20 minutes until the the turnip is cooked.
It's not necessary to puree the soup.

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