Saturday, April 16, 2011

Procrastinating by Cooking and Baking.

I am supposed to be learning how to hand piece. 

And it seems that I really don't want to learn it today. 

So instead, I made soup and savory scones. 

But not just soup and scones. 

Delicious Broccoli Soup and delicious Bacon-Cheddar-Scallion/Chive Scones. 


Broccoli Soup
4 TBSP butter
1/4 lb of bacon
16 oz broccoli, frozen or fresh
1 carrot, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
1 tsp thyme
1/4 cup dry white wine
4 (14.5 oz) canned chicken broth, but homemade would be even better
1/4 or 1/2 lb of extra sharp white cheddar cheese, cubed
2 cups milk
1 TBSP garlic powder

In a stockpot, melt butter and cook bacon until crispy. 
Remove bacon - crumble reserve for topping for soup. 
Add onion, carrot, garlic. Cook until softened. 
Deglaze with white wine.  Add broccoli. Cook 2 minutes. 
Add chicken broth. Simmer 15 min or until broccoli is tender. 

Remove from heat. Puree in blender, in batches. 
(If you have a emulsion stick/hand blender, you can use it right in the stock pot.) 
Return soup to stockpot and simmer. Add milk, cheese and garlic powder.  
Simmer about 20 minutes. Done. 
You can add that bacon from earlier, if you haven't munched it already.

Here is the link for those awesome savory scones. I love King Arthur Flour.

Now, go have a rainy day. Or have friends over for lunch and some hand stitching.

1 comment:

  1. this looks gorgeous, my mouth is watering .. and it's breakfast time here! hmmm, those scones for breakfast .. if only my oven was working :(