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Recipe – Leek and Potato Soup

So it turns out it is just as hard getting up on the second day of term…here’s hoping the third time’s the charm tomorrow!

I had a visitor last night, in her very own Barbour jacket – so cute

Today’s recipe is one of the most comforting soup recipes in my repertoire, and lovely when it is hailing outside as it has done over the past few days. After all the gluttony of Christmas I can’t get enough soup at the moment and I’m also loving how little effort I need to put in in the kitchen to be rewarded with a bowl of tasty goodness!


A knob of butter

1 onion, chopped

3 leeks, chopped

3 potatoes, chopped

Salt and pepper to season

A large pinch of dried thyme

About 700ml of stock (I used chicken, but vegetable would work too)

About 100ml of milk or cream (cream is obviously the tastier option but seeing as I am watching the pounds, I used milk)

How to make it

  • Melt the butter in a large pan on a low heat
  • Add the onion and leeks, and cook for about 10 minutes until the vegetables have softened but not browned
  • Add the potatoes to the pan and cook for another few minutes, stirring
  • Pour in the stock, season with salt and pepper and add the thyme
  • Cook for about 20 minutes on a low to medium heat until the potatoes have softened
  • Allow the soup to cool slightly and then blend it until it is a smooth consistency
  • Add the milk and warm the soup for serving
  • Have a taste and see if it needs any more salt and pepper, then enjoy on the sofa with a good film and crusty bread!

About hannahhotcakes

My name is Hannah. I live near Bath in a lovely village in the Cotswolds with my husband Ian, the love of my life for the past 10 years, in our dream cottage. I have landed my dream job as a primary school teacher and I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing. I am a self-confessed foodie and I love to cook, bake, and eat out as much as possible. Here are some things I love: My friends and family, travelling, fresh flowers, good books, having breakfast on my balcony, horror films, Christmas, tea, Las Vegas, lie-ins, red wine, Liverpool FC, music, sausage dogs, Spain, rare steak, fashion, cheese, American TV series and camping. And here are my pet hates: People dressed as animals, whistling, being rushed, being made to wait, girls who act stupid to impress a man, spiders, sunburn and rocket (it comes with EVERYTHING!)

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