Broccoli Soup Royale Serves 4

What You Will Need

Soup Ingredients
  • 600g broccoli
  • 50g butter
  • 50g spinach
Royale Ingredients
  • 150ml cream
  • 150ml milk
  • 150g Orkney cheddar
  • 3 eggs
  • Tabasco
Garnish Ingredients
  • 2 slices of bread
Broccoli Soup Royale
Method

Bring a large pan of salted water to a rapid boil

Remove the heads of broccoli from the stem

Set up blender

Plunge the broccoli into the boiling water and cook for approx 5 minutes, until there is no resistance when pierced with a knife

Remove broccoli from water, putting straight into blender and mix on the highest setting until smooth, adding the butter and spinach

Add a little of the broccoli cooking water if it is too thick

Season to taste

Pour into a bowl that is sitting in a bowl of ice water, in order to keep its lovely green colour

Grate the Orkney cheddar

Heat the milk and cream together and add the grated Orkney Cheddar, stir until the cheese has melted

Cool down and season well with salt and pepper, add a little Tabasco

When cool, add the eggs and mix well

Divide between 4 soup bowls

Cook the royale in the oven at 90°C for approx 45 minutes

When you wiggle the bowl the royale is just set

Keep warm

To Serve

Re-heat the broccoli soup

Pour over royale

Sprinkle with croutons

Serve

Tip - You can make the royale mix a day before, keep in the fridge.