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Soups / Potato and Leek Soup..yummo!
« on: September 09, 2012, 08:51:00 am »
Name of Recipe: Potato and Leek Soup
Number of People: 4 adults

4 potatoes washed, peeled, cubed
1 leek, white part only. Cut lengthways, rinsed and soaked in water to remove grit. Then roughly chopped
500g water
2 cloves garlic
1/2 small onion quartered
25g  unsalted butter
1 tblspn vegie stock OR 1 tspn vegie stock and 1 tspn chicken stock powder
2 tblspn cream or more depending on taste
Pepper to taste


Add garlic, leek and onion into TM. Chop speed 5 for 5 sec
Add butter to TM and cook 6 min/varoma/speed 1, make sure MC is OFF
Add potatoes, water, stock and cook 25 min/100deg/speed 1, make sure MC is OFF
Add Cream to taste, and blend for 10 sec going slowly from speed 1 to speed 7 to avoid excessive splashing.
Pour into bowl and add pepper to taste.

Yummy with croutons or crispy bacon bits sprinkled on top and some crusty bread on the side!

P.S. This is my first recipe post so fingers crossed you like this recipe as much as I do :)

comments from members

djinni373 - A teaspoon of stock concentrate is more than enough for us and I threw in some fresh parsley at the end. Yummy with toasted home made ciabatta. Quick and easy too.

thermo18 - such a lovely flavour and will be making again.

LouLouB - Has a great taste. Mine was like potato puree at first,  so think my 4 potatoes may have been too big, but nothing that some extra cream & a dash of milk couldn't sort out. Tasty!

Sparky606 -  We (DH and I) think it could do with more leek. Ours fed 2 adults but probably wouldn't have fed much more.
Was still very yummy and definitely recommended.

floweryspring - Used 2 leeks. 2 big and 1 small potato but was still too thick so I added some hot water and more cream. DELICIOUS!

Introduce Yourself / A Big Hello from Sydney!
« on: July 11, 2012, 04:28:03 pm »
Hi Everyone!! I am so excited to be finally posting here as I have been ogling recipes on this forum since I first laid eyes on the Thermomix at a friend's house.  :D
 So funny, I initially thought it was a pressure cooker but of course I have since found out it is so much more! Once I found what an amazing machine it was, I knew I had to have one! Fortunately, Hubby is a bit of a 'Gadget Man' so he was quite excited by the Thermomix and now we have our very own Thermomix! :D
  I have since made pasta (first ever time) which was so easy and fast, ice cream, food for Bub, daily brekkie milk shakes, orange almond cake and a few other things. I have to admit that I am not a very good cook normally, but the Thermomix has reallly increased my confidence.  I would like to also thank everyone on this forum for making it such a great resource for Thermomix newbies like me.  I just love reading all the wonderful posts and recipes and the enthusiasm people have for the Thermomix is infectious! Sincerely yours, Newbie from Sydney xox

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