How To Make A Simple Broccoli Soup [Bread Thickening Method]

How To Make A Broccoli Soup [Bread Thickening Method]

I have made a simple broccoli soup here with 1 head of broccoli, garlic. The broccoli is prepared by the florets being cut from the stalk. The florets can be fairly small and this will help the soup cook quicker.

I have used 3 cloves of garlic in the soup. I also added 3 slices of diced bread into the soup to thicken the soup.  

Ingredients To Make The Soup

  1.   Broccoli   x 1 Head
  2.   Garlic        x 3 Cloves
  3.   Veg Stock x 400ml   
  4.   3 Slices Of White Bread 

Two Heads Of Broccoli

Method Of Making A Broccoli Soup And Thickened With Bread

  1. Cut the broccoli florets from the head of broccoli
  2. Slice the garlic cloves
  3. Heat the pan up on the stove and add a little oil. Add the garlic to the heated oil and cook off for a few minutes.
  4. Add the vegetable stock to the pan and bring to the boil
  5. Once the vegetable stock has started to boil add the broccoli and cook for a few minutes
  6. Once the broccoli is cooked and soft the pan can be taken off the heat.

Too Much Liquid Added To Soup

Steps To Finishing The Soup

  1. Once the broccoli is soft the pan can be taken off the heat
  2. Carefully blend the soup to a smooth consistency
  3. This soup has been made slightly too thin, to thicken the soup i have used a bread thickening method
  4. Slice the crusts off 3 slices of bread and dice into small cubes
  5. Add the diced bread to the soup in batches and blend each time                     
  6. The soup will thicken as the bread is blended into the soup.     

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The broccoli soup has been finished by adding a swirl of cream onto the soup. The cream looks great on the surface of the finished soup.

Video Recipe – Broccoli Soup – Bread Thickening Method

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