Thursday, January 11, 2007

How to transform a cauliflower

Our oldest son has been to the dentist to pull out a troubling wisdom tooth, so for a couple of days now all he can eat are soups. I've been busy at work and not able to make him anything home made. But today I bought a cauliflower on my way home from work. And a "blomkålsuppe" (cauliflower soup) was made.

I really am no good in translating recipes, nor in explaining in English how I cook. I am actuelly not very good doing it in Norwegian either, as most of my cooking are made from recipes filed in my head only. But I'll give it a try.

Blomkålsuppe.
Melt a tablespoon of butter and mix it with two tablespoons of flour.
Stir and let it be warm all through.
Add milk and then water from the cauliflower which you are boiling in a separate pot, just a little at a time.
Stir well.
For my soup I added about 2dl milk, then 5dl of salted water.
Add salt and pepper, small dices of sausage, and cut the boiled cauliflower in small pieces and add.
Let the soup boil for a few minutes. Serve warm with bread and water.

Let me know if my explanations are good enough. And please give me better English works if I mix up words here :-)

Enjoy the blues.

5 comments:

paris parfait said...

I'm not a fan of cauliflower, but that soup looks delicious!

Jeanne said...

I love the bowl the soup is in as well.
Blessings!
Love Jeanne ^j^

Britt-Arnhild said...

Paris parfait - it doesn't only look delicious, it tasted delicious as well :-)

Jeanne - I used this bowl especially for a nice photograph.

Sheila said...

Britt what you describe with the butter and the flour, then slowly adding the liquid is what I would call a 'roux'..look it up if you can in Norwegian and see if you agree.
I enjoy cauliflower and I yhink I would enjoy your soup.
http://www.chefpatrick.com/htm/recipes/roux.htm

Wendy WaterBirde said...

Hi Britt-Arnhild, Giving the details like this really helps : ) And I second the love of the bowl--and the quilt, as well as showing the beautiful transformation from veggie to yummy soup : )

Blessed Weekend : ) Wendy