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Kale soup recipe

A recipe for Kale Soup sent in by Chris Johnson of Alston Moor:

I can't claim it as my own as it came from an old recipe book I've had since my teens, but it tastes good and I haven't tried anything else. I use marigold bouillon instead of stock.

  • 8oz kale trimmed and chopped
  • 1 oz bacon chopped
  • 1 onion peeled and chopped
  • 2 pints stock  or boullion
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 oz flour
  • 1 oz butter
  • ¼ pint milk
  • 2½ oz cream (optional)

Fry bacon, onion and kale for a few minutes, then add the stock and bring to the boil. Simmer for about an hour. Liquidize. Combine the flour and butter and stir into the warm soup to thicken a little. Bring to the boil again, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, add milk and reheat without boiling. Add a swirl of cream to each serving.