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Title: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: sullygirl on May 24, 2011, 01:54:29 am
Cauliflower and Bacon Soup:

Serves 4

Ingredients:

10g butter
2 rashers of bacon
1 onion
1/2 medium head of cauliflower - roughly chopped into large florets
2 cups chicken stock
Splash of white wine
4 tablespoons of cream



Preparation:

Peel onion, cut in half and place in bowl.
Cut rind off bacon and add to onion.
Chop - 5 secs on speed 7.  Scrape down sides.
Add butter and white wine.  Cook 5 mins 100 degrees on stir ^^
Add cauliflower, chicken stock and cook on 100 degrees for 15 minutes on 'soft'
Add cream and blend on speed 7 for 1 minute.

Serve with a parsley garnish or crusty bread.




Tips/Hints:
I used Philadelphia cooking cream rather than 'real' cream in this recipe and it was light and delish!


tips/hints from members

JD - I use speed 1 as my machine doesn't seem to move enough on soft speed.
I used about 3 rashers of bacon, 350g cauliflower, 530g stock and 75g cream and cracked black pepper really adds to the flavour of this lovely cup of soup.

Bonsai - added a bit of sour cream that needed using up plus some blue cheese.

Cookie1 - I used milk instead of cream.

DJ - used ham in lieu of bacon

anneaussie - Didn't have cream so used light cream cheese.  No white wine so I put in a slurp of champagne.  

Brumington -  I added four bits of bacon cause I love it and put in some Philadelphia and milk at the end cause I had no cream. I used teninas chicken stock powder for the chicken stock.

JenJan - I don't bother with the cream and I use a splash of dry sherry instead of white wine.
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: judydawn on May 24, 2011, 03:23:56 am
This was a quick, delicious soup sullygirl although I did cook it for 25 minutes as the chicken stock hadn't even reached 100o after 5 minutes.  I also used speed 1 as my machine doesn't seem to move enough on soft speed.
I used about 3 rashers of bacon, 350g cauliflower, 530g stock and 75g cream and cracked black pepper really adds to the flavour of this lovely cup of soup. With ingredients usually on hand, this was so easy to whip up.  Thanks for this recipe.
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: sullygirl on May 24, 2011, 03:32:36 am
Thanks for the feedback Judy...and yes a typo in the final cooking time - 15 mins not 5 mins.  Cheers :)
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: Very Happy Jan on June 22, 2011, 12:33:48 pm
Made this for dinner tonight and it was a winner with everyone. DS12 didn't realise it had cauliflower in it  ;) so I didn't enlighten him.
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: Bonsai on June 22, 2011, 12:57:10 pm
A really yummy soup - added a bit of sour cream that needed using up plus some blue cheese - kept the kids off it so more for DH and I  ;)
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: KarenH on June 24, 2011, 05:01:04 am
This was really easy and really yummy!  Will definitely make again.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: Lellyj on July 09, 2011, 11:23:32 am
Thanks for this yummy recipe.  I pretty much doubled the recipe, it didn't quite fit but it by cramming as much cauliflower and stock in the TMX bowl as I could without going over the 2lt line, I managed to make quite a bit!  Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on July 24, 2011, 10:27:41 am
Yummy we love this soup.  I follow JD's tweaks, although I just cook it for 15 minutes at the end. :)
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: Shazzy on July 24, 2011, 11:06:59 am
Made this for dinner tonight and it was beautiful - highly recommended. 
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: SuzieG on October 30, 2011, 10:19:58 am
I made this tonight and it is BEAUTIFUL. 

Bought a whole cauliflower for $2 so this was cheap to make!
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: cookie1 on November 03, 2011, 05:33:50 am
I'm making this tonight. It is raining and although not cold I feel like some soup.
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: cookie1 on November 04, 2011, 08:35:35 am
We loved it. I used milk instead of cream.
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: rainbowrachel on December 08, 2011, 12:04:54 am
Yum! I used pancetta instead of bacon, because thats what we had to hand. I'm actually not a big fan of meat, but it was quite subtle. Also cant remember if I had cream, sour cream or just used milk (made it a few weeks ago now). But either way it was totally delish. Will definitely make again!
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: Lellyj on December 08, 2011, 08:54:20 am
Welcome Rainbowrachel, glad you joined us! If you get a moment, why not pop over to the introduce yourself thread and tell us a little about yourself so we can get to know you.
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: mcmich on December 09, 2011, 07:40:15 am
This sounds sooo yummy. I'm adding it to my must try recipes when my thermomix arrives. (soon hopefully)
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: SuzieG on April 29, 2012, 11:32:26 am
Got another cheap cauliflower yesterday. Made this twice this weekend. Fusspot 5 year old declared she loves it.

WINNER!!

Thanks great quickly tasty recipe.
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: Droverjess on May 11, 2012, 10:01:24 pm
Made this last week with 2 slices ham, as had no bacon.
Delic, thx x
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: faffa_70 on May 18, 2012, 01:53:43 pm
Made this tonight - got a cauliflower for $1.80 and made double batch to feed us all :) served it with Maddy's Bacon & Cheese Rolls (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=3114.0). Could only JUST fit in a double batch  ;) ;)

This was loved by everyone and they were so surprised when I told them what it was - wouldn't let on before they ate lol

Mods can you please amend the recipe for the cooking time typo so it reads 15 minutes. I read it in the comments but then nearly forgot as I had visitors etc while I was cooking  :-* :-*
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: judydawn on May 18, 2012, 02:06:50 pm
Done Kathryn. 
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: faffa_70 on May 19, 2012, 03:40:50 am
Thanks JD ... but I think the first cook should be 5 minutes and the second one 15 minutes shouldn't it??   ;)
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: judydawn on May 19, 2012, 07:13:53 am
Yes, sorry Kathryn.  Thanks for keeping an eye on me  :-*
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: Brumington on May 26, 2012, 11:01:58 am
This is a beautiful soup. I added four bits of bacon cause I love it and put in some Philadelphia and milk at the end cause I had no cream. I used teninas chicken stock powder for the chicken stock.  It was so easy to make.
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: cottchick on May 29, 2012, 11:18:49 am
Lovely soup! I had to make a few adjJustments due to limited ingredients. I used ham instead of bacon and vege stock paste. Ill be making this one again!
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: Linny70 on September 10, 2012, 09:18:00 am
Great soup. I made this for lunch yesterday and thought I could take it to work for lunch, but no hubby and child like it so was no left overs will be making another batch.
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: thermo18 on September 19, 2012, 02:54:35 am
Yum made this soup yesterday, another winner  ;D
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: KazAndCo on September 19, 2012, 10:11:03 am
Yum! I just made this for my tea tonight (no one else likes soup in my house!). It was D'LISH!!!! Yum!
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: Cornish Cream on October 15, 2012, 08:39:44 pm
Delicious soup.I made this for lunch today as DD had a friend visiting and we all loved it.I went a little wrong reading the recipe and added the cream at the cauliflower and stock stage but it worked out fine ;)
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: charlieboy on March 12, 2013, 08:49:26 am
Made this tonight.... so tasty and easy!  Thanks :)
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: goldfish on March 12, 2013, 08:56:50 am
Bother!!  with a capital B that is!!  I saw cauliflower on special at a favourite food market yesterday and had second thoughts about what I'd do with it all . . . . and here it is . . !!

Have printed the recipe and have it ready to go when this opportunity comes up again at the market . . . soon hopefully!!

Thanks so much for the recipe!! :-* :-*
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: past94x on March 12, 2013, 01:28:30 pm
Just had this lovely soup for lunch. It's really, really good, so thanks so much for posting the recipe. Another one for my ever increasing folder of recipes.
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: FlissPrideaux on July 09, 2013, 03:04:27 am
This was fabulous - I was going to make a double quatnity so did double bacon and onion and then realised there wasnt enough room for all the cauliflower! Tasted sensational! Thanks so much for posting - a definite keeper recipe!!
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: cookie1 on July 09, 2013, 08:54:19 am
Thanks for the review Fliss. It has been cold over your way recently.
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: LouLouB on August 26, 2013, 05:55:22 am
I've never had cauliflower soup before but if they all taste like this, then YUMMO!
Seriously tasty soup, so easy to whip up too!
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: annaussie on August 28, 2013, 12:45:46 pm
Yum, yum, yum!  Didn't have cream so used light cream cheese.  No white wine so I put in a slurp of champagne.  Going back for seconds right now.  So quick and easy to make.  Thanks for an outstanding recipe!   :)
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: mab19 on October 25, 2013, 09:19:56 am
Made this today and it's yum, even DH enjoyed it and he is not a soup lover.  I added a bit too much liquid so it was a bit thin but still very nice.  I used cooking cream as that was all I had.
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: JenJan on May 28, 2014, 04:41:35 am
Lovely! Even my son who doesn't like cauliflower likes this soup! I don't bother with the cream and I use a splash of dry sherry instead of white wine.
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: tanm on June 02, 2014, 08:05:09 am
I made this for dinner tonight and it was so quick and easy and totally delicious with the fresh loaf of bread I made. My girls ate it all up so it is a winner with them as well. I will definitely be cooking this a lot this winter, thanks for the recipe.
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: jeninwa on June 02, 2014, 09:39:01 am
I also made this for dinner last night, my mob loved it, DD said it tasted better than the name lol. Served with some fresh bread, nice and quick Sunday night dinner.
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: Shazzy on September 19, 2015, 10:48:59 am
Thought I should bump this one for those who haven't seen it. Its a really easy and yummy soup.
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: mab19 on September 25, 2015, 06:52:58 am
We had an unexpected guest for lunch yesterday who is a very fussy eater.  I made a batch of this and he loved it.  I only had half a tub of Philly Cream Cheese in the fridge so used this in place of the cream and it was lovely.
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: Olivia Knowles on April 11, 2016, 05:23:50 pm
I tried out this receipt and want to thank the author and everyone, who shared their ideas and hints on this one. I also tried out the cauliflower with bacon (http://www.cuisinian.com/oven/6270-1.html), but used milk instead of the cream, to make the soup less fat. Next time will buy Philadelphis and will try out this version of the soup. We'll see, which one will taste better to me and my family.
Title: Re: Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Post by: cookie1 on April 12, 2016, 02:12:03 am
Hi Olivia and welcome to forumthermomix. We're pleased you are enjoying the soup. Have you tried any other recipes on the forum?