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Recipe of the Week: Cauliflower Cheese Soup

 

Cauliflower Cheese Soup

This comforting soup is perfect for tucking in to after a brisk walk in the spring sunshine (or rain!)

Cauliflower Cheese Soup

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Calories 364 per portion
Fat 24g (11g sat) per portion
Suitable for vegetarians

Ingredients

  • Sunflower oil 1 tbsp
  • Onion 1, peeled and chopped
  • Cauliflower 1 head, cut into florets
  • Vegetable stock 450ml (¾ pint)
  • Milk 150ml (¼ pint)
  • Low fat soft cheese 110g (4oz)
  • Cheddar cheese 75g (3oz), grated
  • Dijon mustard 1 tsp
  • Snipped chives to garnish (optional)
  • Walnut or olive bread, warmed to serve (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large pan and cook onion for about 4 minutes until softened.
  2. Add cauliflower, stock and milk to the pan and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes until cauliflower is cooked.
  3. Stir in cheeses and mustard and purée with a stick blender until soup is smooth.
  4. Season to taste and reheat gently until hot. Serve scattered with chives and with warm walnut or olive bread, if you like.

A Dairy Diary recipe

 


 

 

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Win a fantastic Morphy Richards 48280 Fastbake Breadmaker in our prize draw

Bake beautiful bread with less fuss

As its compact you’ll only need a small space in your kitchen for this handy machine.

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Cauliflower Cheese Soup

Cauliflower Cheese Soup

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Calories 364 per portion
Fat 24g (11g sat) per portion
Suitable for vegetarians

Ingredients

  • Sunflower oil 1 tbsp
  • Onion 1, peeled and chopped
  • Cauliflower 1 head, cut into florets
  • Vegetable stock 450ml (¾ pint)
  • Milk 150ml (¼ pint)
  • Low fat soft cheese 110g (4oz)
  • Cheddar cheese 75g (3oz), grated
  • Dijon mustard 1 tsp
  • Snipped chives to garnish (optional)
  • Walnut or olive bread, warmed to serve (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large pan and cook onion for about 4 minutes until softened.
  2. Add cauliflower, stock and milk to the pan and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes until cauliflower is cooked.
  3. Stir in cheeses and mustard and purée with a stick blender until soup is smooth.
  4. Season to taste and reheat gently until hot. Serve scattered with chives and with warm walnut or olive bread, if you like.

A Dairy Diary recipe

 


 

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Recipe of the Week | Ham & Cheese Soufflé

Ham & Cheese Soufflé from Dairy Diary Favourites

This totally scrumptious soufflé from our new cookbook, Dairy Diary Favourites, is surprisingly easy to prepare.

Ham & Cheese Soufflé

  • Servings: 4 as a starter
  • Difficulty: easy
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Calories 560 per portion
Fat 38g (20g sat) per portion

Ingredients

  • Butter 25g (1oz), plus extra for greasing
  • Fresh breadcrumbs 25g (1oz)
  • Plain flour 25g (1oz)
  • Milk 150ml (¼ pint)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Sweet or hot paprika ½ tsp
  • Eggs 4 large, separated
  • Cheddar cheese 110g (4oz), grated, plus extra for sprinkling
  • Parmesan 25g (1oz), grated, plus extra for sprinkling
  • Snipped chives 3 tbsp
  • Ham 150g (5oz), cut into thin strips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/170°fan/Gas 5. Grease a 1-1.2 litre (1½-2 pint) soufflé dish and sprinkle breadcrumbs over the base and sides. Wrap the sides of the dish in double thickness non-stick baking paper to stand 4cm (1½in) above the top of the dish (tie with string).
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the flour then the milk. Bring to the boil, whisking continuously. Season and add the paprika. Allow to cool a little then beat in the egg yolks. Fold in the cheeses, chives and ham.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk the egg whites until stiff, then gently fold into the sauce. Pour the soufflé mixture into the prepared dish and sprinkle with extra cheese.
  4. Place the dish on a baking tray and bake for 35-40 minutes until well risen, golden brown and feels firm but springy to the touch. Serve immediately (remove the paper at the table).

Cook’s tip.
A soufflé always looks spectacular when taken out of the oven but they quickly lose volume so get your diners sitting at the table before you take it out of the oven. Adding a paper collar around the edge of the dish helps keep the height and stops the soufflé mixture over-spilling the dish during cooking.

 

Dairy Diary Favourites cookbookRecipe taken from the new Dairy Diary Favourites cookbook.

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Celebrating 35 years of fantastic customers!

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Celebrating 35 years of fantastic customers!

As a child, daily I watched my parents go out to work in jobs they hated. They rarely moaned but I knew they were unhappy in their work and just did what needed to be done to pay the bills.

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Plus my family favourite recipe

Dairy Diary is 35 years old this year and we celebrate this with our new cookbook; Dairy Diary Favourites. It features 100 much-loved recipes, including at least one from every single edition.

I’ve struggled to choose my favourite as there are so many but this is one that is always a winner with my family – and it’s easier than you think!

 

Ham & Cheese Soufflé from Dairy Diary Favourites

Ham & Cheese Soufflé

  • Servings: 4 as a starter
  • Difficulty: easy
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Calories 560 per portion
Fat 38g (20g sat) per portion

Ingredients

  • Butter 25g (1oz), plus extra for greasing
  • Fresh breadcrumbs 25g (1oz)
  • Plain flour 25g (1oz)
  • Milk 150ml (¼ pint)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Sweet or hot paprika ½ tsp
  • Eggs 4 large, separated
  • Cheddar cheese 110g (4oz), grated, plus extra for sprinkling
  • Parmesan 25g (1oz), grated, plus extra for sprinkling
  • Snipped chives 3 tbsp
  • Ham 150g (5oz), cut into thin strips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/170°fan/Gas 5. Grease a 1-1.2 litre (1½-2 pint) soufflé dish and sprinkle breadcrumbs over the base and sides. Wrap the sides of the dish in double thickness non-stick baking paper to stand 4cm (1½in) above the top of the dish (tie with string).
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the flour then the milk. Bring to the boil, whisking continuously. Season and add the paprika. Allow to cool a little then beat in the egg yolks. Fold in the cheeses, chives and ham.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk the egg whites until stiff, then gently fold into the sauce. Pour the soufflé mixture into the prepared dish and sprinkle with extra cheese.
  4. Place the dish on a baking tray and bake for 35-40 minutes until well risen, golden brown and feels firm but springy to the touch. Serve immediately (remove the paper at the table).

Cook’s tip.
A soufflé always looks spectacular when taken out of the oven but they quickly lose volume so get your diners sitting at the table before you take it out of the oven. Adding a paper collar around the edge of the dish helps keep the height and stops the soufflé mixture over-spilling the dish during cooking.

 

To find out more about Dairy Diary Favourites, click here.

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Recipe of the week: Chorizo & Cheddar Scones

Chorizo & Cheddar Scones

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Calories 151 per portion
Fat 7.3g (4.3g sat) per portion
Suitable for frezezing

Ingredients

  • Self-raising flour 225g (8oz)
  • Butter 50g (2oz)
  • Cheddar cheese 50g (2oz), grated
  • Chorizo 40g (1½oz), chopped
  • Milk 150ml (¼ pint) plus extra to glaze

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 230°C(210°fan)/450°F/Gas 8. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Sift flour into a large bowl, then rub in butter until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Stir cheese and chorizo into flour. Then add milk and mix to a soft but not sticky dough.
  4. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth.
  5. Roll out to 2cm (¾in) thick and cut out rounds with a 7.5cm (3in) circular cutter. Repeat until dough is used up.
  6. Place on baking sheet and brush tops with milk. Bake for 12-15 minutes until well risen and golden. Cool slightly on a wire rack. Serve warm or cold.

Recipe taken from Dairy Diary 2016.

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