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Turnip, Parsnip and Cheddar Bio Aged L'Ancêtre Soup


8 portions

Ingredients

  • 45 ml (3 tbsp.) butter
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 625 ml (2 1/2 cups) turnips, diced
  • 625 ml (2 1/2 cups) parsnips, diced
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) dates, chopped
  • Nutmeg, fresh grated to taste
  • 2 containers (568 ml or 20 oz) chicken stock
  • 750 ml (3 cups) milk
  • 45 ml (3 tbsp.) flour
  • 500 ml (2 cups) of L'Ancêtre Cheddar Bio Vieilli cheese, grated
  • A few branches of fresh thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

Cheddar tiles

Preparation

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  • In a large saucepan, melt butter. Cook onion until tender. Incorporate vegetables and chopped dates. Caramelize.
  • Add chicken stock and nutmeg. Bring to boil on high. Lower heat, cover and simmer until vegetables are tender.
  • Purée in a blender. Return soup to the saucepan.
  • In a bowl, gradually incorporate milk with flour. Whip until the mixture is smooth, then add it to the saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil on medium, stirring constantly until soup thickens and is consistent. Remove from heat.
  • Add some milk as needed to obtain desired consistency. Add the cheese and fresh thyme, and stir until cheese melts. Salt and pepper to taste.

Cheddar tiles

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF (200°C). On a baking sheet covered with parchment paper, place small circles of grated cheese. Cook for about 5 minutes or until they are golden. Let cool and set aside.
  • Serve on top of soup with branches of fresh thyme.

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Accompaniments

Aromatic and mellow

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