Cream of Sweetcorn Soup

Submitted by: A Facebook user
A quick and easy soup.

Serves: 4-6

Dietary guidance: v 

Tags: main · soup · starter · cream · sweetcorn ·

Ingredients

25g/1oz butter
1 teaspoon chopped onion
400g/14oz canned sweetcorn, drained
1 bay leaf
2 peppercorns
600ml/1 pint vegetable stock
1 tablespoon cornflour
300ml/1/2 pint milk
salt
pepper

Method

Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the onion, sweetcorn, bay leaf and peppercorns. Cook gently for 5 minutes, then stir in the stock. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 25 minutes.

Remove the bay leaf and peppercorns and sieve the soup. Return it to the saucepan. Dissolve the cornflour in the milk and add to the pan with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to the boil, stirring and simmer for 8-12 minutes.

* I personally don't discard the sweetcorn. I pulse it in the food processor and add it back to the soup for the final simmer as it helps thicken and adds even more taste.

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