|FFWD ~ Celery-Celery Soup|
Autumn has finally hit the northeast and, with autumn comes cooler weather. The last few days have not only been cooler, but also damp and rainy. What could be more suitable, to welcome the cooler weather, than a big bowl of soup, served with some crusty bread?
This week our French Friday recipe is for a comforting, earthy Celery-Celery Soup. It is pureed, and served with a dollop of cream or Crème Fraîche on top. Dorie suggested a bonn idee of adding croutons. I chose to serve mine with warmed Italian bread.
This soup is made with celery stalks and celery root (hence the name celery-celery). Finding celery is never a problem. Finding celery root was a bit of a challenge. I visited my usual store, where I had no luck. A short ride to another grocery store, across town, and my luck changed. They had a vegetable bin full of celery root. On the way home, I stopped at a local farm stand, for some fresh apples. I love my local farmers! Dorie suggests a sweeter type of apple, such as Fuji. I settled on Honeycrisp, a wonderfully sweet-crisp apple that worked perfectly in this soup.
|Earthy and delicious!|
This soup was super easy and straightforward! Chop the onions, celery stalks, and apples. Add salt and pepper, and sauté in a few tablespoons of butter. When soft, add the chicken broth and cubed celery root. Simmer for approximately thirty minutes, or until the celery root is soft. Puree!
This soup had a lovely flavor, but was a bit thin. I prefer thicker, heartier soups. I should have remembered this from previous Dorie soups. Next time, I will cut the broth to four cups, instead of six. The apples added a touch of sweetness, enhancing the intended flavor. In the end, you have a tasty pureed soup, that’s both light and earthy with a touch of sweetness.
Bill and I both enjoyed this soup as a light dinner. Easy, comforting and delicious! It will certainly grace my table again. Happy Friday, everyone!
This recipe can be found in Dorie’s cookbook, “Around My French Table” or here, where Dorie has published it. This post participates with French Fridays with Dorie. To see what the other bloggers thought of this double celery soup, check it out here.
I also want to wish each of my Dorista friends a Happy Anniversary! Four years ago we started this journey together. Who knew back then it would have led to so many wonderful friendships, both real and virtual! Looking forward to what lies ahead!
|Everything simmering away|
|A delightful way to welcome the cooler weather!|
|Happy Fall from my neck of the woods to yours!|