Creamy Roast Garlic Soup

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What is this? A recipe on a Friday??

Sacré bleu!

It was snowing yesterday which meant a heart-warming soup was a requirement. However, I didn’t have any meat defrosted, my pantry was virtually bare, and given it was snowing I wasn’t about to head to the shop to buy anything.

I did however (as I always do) have a massive amount of garlic in the pantry so figured a creamy roasted garlic soup would fit the bill perfectly. It’s been years since I made this soup, back in Australia actually, which is a bit disappointing given it’s one of my absolute favourites! I have a bad habit of that actually, getting so distracted by writing new recipes, I forget about my all time favourites!

Anyway, yes, it’s a recipe on a Friday as I simply couldn’t resist sharing this with you as soon as possible, because if it’s one of my favourites, I am sure it’ll end up as one of yours too!

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What Will I Need?

5 bulbs garlic
1 tbsp olive oil
100g butter
¾ cup plain flour
6 cups chicken stock
1 cup water
½ tsp sage
½ tsp thyme
2 bay leaves
2 cups pasta
250ml single cream
Salt & Pepper to taste

What Now?

  1. Preheat oven to 190C.
  2. Remove any papery skin from each bulb by rubbing gently
  3. Cut tops of bulbs of garlic to expose each clove
  4. Rub with olive oil and season with salt
  5. Wrap with aluminium foil, ensuring the tops aren’t touched, then roast for one hour
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool, before squeezing the roasted garlic into a bowl
  7. Heat butter over medium heat in a large pot
  8. Add garlic and cook until well combined
  9. Stir through flour and cook 5-10 minutes to form a dark roux/paste
  10. Gradually add stock and water, one cup at a time, until incorporated
  11. Add herbs, pasta, and seasoning before bringing to the boil
  12. Cook pasta until al dente – approximately an additional 2-3 minutes to packet instructions
  13. Reduce to simmer and stir through cream
  14. Simmer 5 minutes and then serve hot

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