Wednesday, 27 May 2015

eliza acton's apple soup

 It's been such a long time since I last posted any recipes or things like that, so here's something of the kind but something different at the same time. Yes, you read right; apple soup. Yes, it's a savoury soup made of apples. It is as strange as it sounds, but it also tastes quite good! I had this with my mum quite a while ago, and although for me it's definitely something I'm not used to (le mother seemed to really like it!) I think I will be making this again. Before writing this I did a bit of research on le internet, and I found soups with apples in them, but used only together with other ingredients, like broccoli or carrot, to add some extra flavour. So if you fancy being brave and trying something new, this would be the perfect thing. The recipe is from one of my favourite cook books at my mum's place, and it suggests serving the soup with rice. I don't know if you're meant to have it separately or put it in the soup, so we had rice in a gravy boat, haha! And we also had Karelian rice pasties because we were in Finland and I love a good Karelian rice pasty. It's also suggested on a menu list for May, so now's pretty much the best time to try and eat this lil' soup.

 This is how you make it:

~340g (cooking) apples
2 pints beef/mutton/vegetable stock
½ teaspoon ground ginger
Salt and pepper
4 tablespoons (long grain) rice

If you've actually made a proper stock, remove any fat from the surface. Wash the apples and chop them roughly, without removing peel or core. Bring the stock to the boil in a large pan, add the apples and cover the pan with a lid. Simmer the soup over low heat until the apples are tender. Pour the soup through a sieve, but try to get as much of the pulp as possible through as well. (I suppose, as the book is from the 70s, you could now actually just remove the core of the apple and then use a food processor, a blender or something like that at this point, I just wasn't that clever when I was making this, haha!) Stir in the ginger and season with salt and ground pepper. Re-heat the soup and remove any scum. (What a nasty-sounding word, but you know, all the foam &c. And again if you use modern kitchen appliances, this might not be necessary..) While the soup is cooking, boil the rice in plenty of salted water. Drain thoroughly and keep the rice warm. Spoon the soup into bowls, and serve the rice separately.

Hope you like it if you ever decide to give this a go!



Kelsey & Kenecha said...

Oh my gosh this looks so good! I love apples x


Tash Collier said...

What a great recipe, my daughter loves apples so she just might enjoy this :)


Milex said...

Corinne said...

I can't even begin to imagine what this must have tasted like!

Corinne x

Kate said...

Amazing post ! Would you like to follow each other?

Gail J said...

I have never had any apple soups in my entire life! Is it sweet or how does it taste like!? :D

Katie Frank said...

omg it looks so delicious <3

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

This sounds quite lovely! I don't think I've ever heard of anything like it before… I'm also quite intrigued by the bits of bread. They look beautiful!

Laura Mitbrodt said...

That apple soup looks really yummy

Joanna Joy said...

This apple soup looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.

Dainté said...

yummy ! looks really intresting ! I would absolutely try it out :))

Miranda | Miranda's Notebook said...

Apple soup! This sounds intriguing - will have to give it a go sometime :) xxx

Ami said...

Sounds weird.. But looks absolutely delicious! Might give it a go one day! :))

Laila said...

Wow, sounds intriguing. I've not heard of apple soup before but I'm willing to try it - we have a lot of apples around the house... so why not! X

Maria Malik said...

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Amy said...

This looks delicious! I've never tried apple soup before ♥
Amy xx

Little Moon Dragon

Lady parisienne said...

I would love to try this!

akiko hiramatsu said...

Apple soup!
I heard it for the first time.
But it seems to be very delicious!
Thank you for shering♡


Laura Jones said...

Kelsey & Kenecha - haha, i don't even like apples that much, so you'd probably like this more than i do, hun! x

Tash Collier - thanks, lovely! it does taste quite apple-y, and i hope she does if you decide to try it:-) x

Milex - :-) x

Corinne - haha:-) it is such a strange thing, especially as you'd usually associate apples with something sweet, dear! xx

Kate - thank you, pet! will visit your blog soon:-) x

Gail J - this's the only time i've had it as well, doll:-) and it's savoury, but still tastes like apples! xx

Katie Frank - thank you, darling! xx

Blue Eyed Night Owl - i know, i don't think it's that popular a dish these days! and they aren't actually bread, they're karelian rice pasties:-) they're so good, you should definitely try them if you get the chance, love! x

Laura Mitbrodt - cheers, sweetie! xx

Joanna Joy - no problem, gal! x

Dainté - thank you, chick! it really is an interesting soup, and i do love trying making new things like this:-) x

Miranda - hope you'll like it if you do try making it, chicken! xxx

Ami - haha, it is a bit weird. but i'd say it's worth trying, hon! x

Laila - haha, it is such a mixture of strange and good. hope you'll enjoy if yoy end up using them apples, honey! xx

Maria Malik - thank you, lady! will visit your blog soon:-) x

Amy - thank you, dove! i hadn't either:-) xx

Lady parisienne - i hoe you do and like it:-) it is quite an easy thing to cook, sweets! xx

akiko - haha, i don't think too many people have heard of it! and thank you, lovely! x

Joanna Joy said...

This is a great post. The food here looks amazing.

Laura Jones said...

Joanna Joy - thank you, love! x

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