Sunday, June 29, 2008

Brunch with friends

Snoozen and family came over today for brunch to celebrate Snoozen's 40th birthday yesterday.

We cooked a couple of things, first course was a potato and leek soup, followed by a spinach and egg gratin. Both were served with fresh bread, either plain or toasted and cut into soldiers.

Can we see the recipes, I hear you say? Sure!

Here is the potato and leek soup recipe ....

Potato and leek soup

Serves 4

1 knob butter
2 leeks
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 large potatoes, diced
2 cups chicken stock
1/2 cup thickened cream
cracked black pepper to taste
dash of Worcestershire sauce

Melt butter in a pan over medium heat. Add leeks, onions and garlic. Saute until soft. Add potatoes, stirring well. Add stock, bring to a boil and simmer partially covered, for 30 minutes. Put in food processor and puree. Return to the pot, stirring well. Bring to the boil, let simmer. Add cream, Worcestershire sauce and pepper. Serve

Here is what it looks like ...

3 comments:

Snoozen said...

Thanks for the yummy soup and thanks for the recipe. Yummy delicious.

Melody said...

Owww...love a good potato and leek soup. We had that for entree at the flash french restaurant in London and boy it was delicious!

Fleat said...

No probs Snoozen.

Melody - don't think mine would have been as good as the flash restaurant, but it was certainly yummy.