Apple and Chocolate Soups

Apple & Borage Soup

Apple and Chocolate Soups

Another couple of fun recipes from Cooking for Today. The first one seems to have rather a lot of sugar, but uses tart apples. I’m thinking perhaps sweeter apples and less sugar may work. Don’t know if honey would be a good alternative but may be worth a try….

 

Cold Apple Soup with Borage

Ingredients

1lb / 450g. tart dessert apples

8fl.oz / 225ml / 1 cup medium white wine

4fl.oz / 125ml / ½ cup lemon juice

½ pint / 8fl.oz / 1¼ cups water

5oz. / 150g. / ⅔ cup of sugar

2-3 tablespoons of cornflour (cornstarch)

Few borage leaves and flowers

Method

  1. Peel, quarter and core the apples and cut into slices.
  2. Put the wine, water and lemon juice into a pan and bring to the boil.
  3. Add the apple slices and simmer until tender but not soft. Remove the apple slices and keep aside.
  4. Add the sugar to the cooking liquid and bring to the boil.
  5. Mix the cornflour with a little cold water, stir into the pan and simmer for another two minutes.
  6. Return the apple slices to the pan and chill.
  7. Garnish with borage leaves and flowers.

 

And this one should delight chocolate lovers!

Chocolate Soup

Ingredients

3-4 tablespoons cornflour (cornstarch)

1litre/ 1¾ pints / 4⅓ cups milk

3oz. / 75g. / ¾ cup of grated chocolate

1 teaspoon vanilla essence (extract)

pinch of salt

sugar

Method

  1. Mix the cornflour with a little of the milk.
  2. Put the rest of the milk in a pan with the grated chocolate and bring to the boil.
  3. Add the cornflour mixture to the pan and cook gently for three minutes, stirring all the time.
  4. Add the vanilla essence and salt, and sugar to taste. Stir well until sugar has dissolved.

TIP: To intensify the chocolate flavour, add 2-3 tablespoons of very strong coffee to the milk. And for extra special occasions, stir in 2-3 tablespoons of coffee liqueur after the soup has been removed from the heat.

Bon Appetit!

Linda x

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