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Cauliflower Soup based on Ad Hoc at Home
« on: December 13, 2009, 12:58:07 am »
A new cookbook by Thomas Keller, owner and chef of Bouchon in NYC and the French Laundry in Napa Valley called Ad Hoc at home - has recipes that are a bit more approachable than those in his previous books.  He uses a Vitamix blender to puree the soup, but the TMX really simplifies making this wonderful soup.  

Keller's version is served with a drizzle of olive oil, home made croutons and deep fried beet chips.  



Name of Recipe:Cauliflower Soup
Number of People:4-6
Ingredients:
1 small head cauliflower
1 leek
1/2 medium onion
1 cup milk
1 cup heavy cream
Salt and Pepper
1/2 tsp of curry powder

Preparation:
Put about 500 mls of water in TMX bowl.  Place cut up cauliflower, white of leek and onion in steamer basket.  Steam on varoma temperature for about 30 minutes.  Add the steamed vegetables to the remaining steaming water, add the milk, cream, salt, pepper and curry powder.  Simmer together for about 30 minutes at 90 or 100 C speed 2.  

Allow to cool for a bit, then blitz at speed 7 with the measuring cup in place, taking care not to burn yourself.  

Serve with one or more of croutons, a drizzle of good quality olive oil, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, crispy bacon bits...

Members' comments
cookie1 - This is tasty and ever so creamy. I only used milk, no cream. It was easy to make and used up the cauliflower that was looking a little sad. A great soup for our cooler evenings.

Chocdoc - I made this again a couple of days ago.  Didn't have any leeks so I used garlic scapes in it's place.  Didn't have 'proper' curry powder, so used a little garam masala and cumin that was here.  Interesting difference in flavour - almost mushroomy.





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Re: Cauliflower Soup based on Ad Hoc at Home
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2009, 06:51:44 am »
This looks very easy to make. Roll on winter.  I'm not too fond of summer.
May all dairy items in your fridge be of questionable vintage.

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Re: Cauliflower Soup based on Ad Hoc at Home
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2009, 07:09:14 am »
I;m sure you could have it cold cookie1. 

chocdoc - thanks for posting this.  The book had a write up in our local newspaper food supplement on Tuesday.  Might have to check it out.  Mr Keller may use a Thermomix now (since visiting Australia) - see Valerie post here: http://acanadianfoodie.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!55C0FC976512499!2383.entry

It is similar to a Ducasse recipe that I converted - great minds think alike ( I mean Keller and Ducasse - I'm not great).

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Re: Cauliflower Soup based on Ad Hoc at Home
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2009, 01:35:59 pm »
Mr Keller owns 5 thermomixes I understand!

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Re: Cauliflower Soup based on Ad Hoc at Home
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2009, 10:53:08 pm »
At least - he may have bought more after using them. 
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Re: Cauliflower Soup based on Ad Hoc at Home
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2010, 07:13:00 am »
I made this last night and it is tasty and ever so creamy. I only used milk, no cream. It was easy to make and used up the cauliflower that was looking a little sad.
A great soup for our cooler evenings.
I'll post a photo later as I forgot to take one last night and will do so tonight when we have the rest of it.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2010, 02:43:35 am by cookie1 »
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Re: Cauliflower Soup based on Ad Hoc at Home
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2010, 07:14:52 am »
Thanks cookie1 - I just bought some cauli last night & love soup.  :-* :-*
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Re: Cauliflower Soup based on Ad Hoc at Home
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2010, 12:35:24 pm »
I made this again a couple of days ago.  Didn't have any leeks so I used garlic scapes in it's place.  Didn't have 'proper' curry powder, so used a little garam masala and cumin that was here.  Interesting difference in flavour - almost mushroomy.

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Re: Cauliflower Soup based on Ad Hoc at Home
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2010, 04:08:46 am »
Thomas Keller does own Bouchon--which is a bakery--but to the best of my knowledge there's no store here in NYC. His restaurant here is Per Se and I finally gave up trying to get a reservation that jived with the schedule of the friend who'd have PAID for my meal (FWIW, the individuals taking the reservations were incredibly pleasant). Alas...  :'(

Mr. Keller uses and endorses Vita-Preps and I suspect they and his TM31s complement each other in a professional kitchen. I've had a Vita-Mix (now Vitamix) since 1988 and once I get my Thermomix, it won't be going anywhere. I love clever, well-made appliances and I enjoy putting them through their paces--gets the creative juices going!
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Re: Cauliflower Soup based on Ad Hoc at Home
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2018, 08:58:55 am »
Its been freezing and wet here today, so I decided to make some soup for afternoon tea. I used cauliflower and broccoli as I didn't have enough of either by itself. It was just what we needed. I used all milk too.
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Re: Cauliflower Soup based on Ad Hoc at Home
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2018, 07:48:37 am »
Thanks for bumping the recipe Cookie.
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