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


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


  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


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



  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

P.S. These are more delicious recipes from Cooking For Today. I couldn’t find my edition online but this Fruit book is definitely going on my wish-list!

Fruit: Recipes that celebrate nature

“This is a beautifully designed and sumptuously photographed cookbook which shows how seasonal fruit harmonizes and enhances myriad vegetable and meat dishes.”

Fruit: Recipes that celebrate nature

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