venerdì, gennaio 19, 2007

Yummy yummy cauliflower soup

I'm not going to lie; I haven't heard back from the written exam thing and I remain useless; crashingly so. Useless and testy. Awful! What's more, I have strange pains in the palms of my hands - no idea where they came from . It occurred to me while I was making coffee this morning the two likeliest explanations are God punishing me for all that masturbation, or else the beginnings of stigmata. Believe me, I find both exaplanations . . . discomfiting. And so I remain with nothing to say, but once more as a reward to you for actually checking to see if I did, here's the recipe for the fucking superb cauliflower soup I made last night.

1 tablespoon unsalted butter
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 a big cauliflower, seperated into smallish florets but retaining stalks
3 bay leaves
1 herb bouillon cube, dissolved into 4 cups boiling water
Freshly ground pepper
1/3 cup stinky blue cheese
1/2 cup 18% cream

In a large saucepan, gently cook the garlic in the butter for a few minutes. Add the cauliflower and bay leaves; fry, then add the herb stock (chicken stock would probably also do). Add pepper to taste, bring to boil, and simmer until the cauliflower is soft (20 minutes). Turn off the heat and crumble in the blue cheese (I had Rosenburg, but I was thinking of gorgonzola - sigh), stirring until it's melted. Remove the bay leaves and add the cream. Put the lot in a blender and liquify. Return it to the pan and gently re-heat it when your sweetheart gets home from t'ai chi. Serve with crusty bread (it's a very liquid soup) and a nice parsley garnish. You'll fucking come.

8 commenti:

artemis ha detto...

That soup sounds delicious - I'm going to try it! I'll serve some to Oliver when he comes upstairs from sitting in the bathtub waiting for bugs to crawl out of the drain.

Mistress La Spliffe ha detto...

What an interesting thing for him to do. Lexie has never ever gone in the tub, not even this summer when it was hot. But then the walls of my tub are so luxuriously high. Also, either we don't have any bugs or Lexie eats them all before I see them.

Melbine ha detto...

I LOVE cauliflower soup...mmm... I'll be trying some soon too.

Did they tell you to expect to hear back by a certain date? Or are you just being impatient? You know how long it can take sometimes to get the really, really good jobs!

Mistress La Spliffe ha detto...

No, no idea, no indication. Just being very, very impatient.

Melbine ha detto...

Well it's understandable, you're very, very excited about it!

I miss Sugarplum being online. :(

Mistress La Spliffe ha detto...

Me too!

Jiri ha detto...

Have you tried deep-fried cauliflower? It's made like snitzels, but they look funny for snitzels because there's cauliflower inside. It's good, but probably nowhere near as yummy as the cauliflower soup though...

Mistress La Spliffe ha detto...

But . . . if you cut the cauliflower into little florets and made it stay together with a garlicky dough with a little blue cheese, it would be at least as good . . .