Curried Cauliflower and Apple Thermomix Soup Recipe
It helps to have generous neighbours with an big old apple tree that bears too much delicious fruit. Each year I’m blessed with a share of the late summer bounty that also delivers an inherent but welcome challenge: those bulging bags at my doorstep are filled with fast-ripening fruit. It’s a bit of a race against time — and I have a super kitchen machine to make quick work of it! One year I experimented with many versions of apple cake. But I prefer savoury over sweet and the following harvest gave way to several versions of apple pizza. This year, along with savoury apple pizzas and a semi-sweet cake or two I found myself mixing up Cauliflower Apple Soup many times over. Best made with home-mixed curry paste, this soup satisfies body and soul. With the addition of crispy bagel “chips” (yesterday’s home-mixed bagelslices, modestly fried in bacon fat…) this Thermomix soup will make you wish the cold and rainy weather would hurry up and arrive. Trust me, you’ll be inventing excuses to serve yourself another bowlful.
- 200 g. apples, quartered and core removed
- 400 - 420 g. cauliflower
- 1 medium onion (about 180 g.) peeled and quartered
- 20 g. butter or oil, or bacon fat (!)
- 15 g. curry paste (I use this Tikka paste recipe from Janie Turner at Thermomix UK)
- 600 g. stock (I use chicken stock but you can use water and stock paste, or veggie stock for a vegetarian version of this soup.)
- 100 g. milk or light cream
- pinches of salt and pepper to taste
- Toss onion pieces, butter (or oil) and chop about 4 seconds/speed 4.
- Cook 3 minutes/Varoma/speed 1 while prepping cauliflower and apples.
- Add curry paste, cauliflower, apples and chop 8 seconds/speed 6.
- Add stock (or water and stock paste). Cook 20 minutes/100°C/speed 1.
- Add milk or cream and salt/pepper. Blend 1 minute/90°C/ while increasing gradually to speed 8.
- If desired, serve with thin bagel slices, fried in bacon fat -- and/or a sprinkle of crumbled bacon on top. And/or a sprinkling of cracked pepper and grated Parmesan. Yes?