Kumara Soup

Recipe by Mrs B
READY IN: 1hr 15mins




  • Melt the butter in a thick bottomed saucepan, add the onion and celery and cook gently for about 5 minutes until transparent.
  • Stir in the flour, mixing it in carefully to ensure that no lumps of flour are left; continue cooking gently for another 5 minutes, taking care that the vegetables don’t brown.
  • Remove from heat and add the kumara, then slowly add the stock' stirring to mix all ingredients.
  • Return pan to the heat and bring soup to the boil, add the bouquet garni then simmer for 45–50 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Take the pan off the heat, remove the bouquet garni and any foam that has formed.
  • Allow to cool slightly then liquidize soup in a blender.
  • Add seasoning to taste then re-heat if necessary before serving.