What's a soup maker, you say? Well, it's basically a blender that can also heat things up. Kind of ridiculous? Yup. Pretty perfect for lazy/busy/hopeless cooks? Yup!
I had been pretty sure that I would mainly be using my soup maker as a blender (as I'm currently obsessed with smoothies), but it came in totally handy when I was doing loads of baking (making this cake, in fact!), and my oven and hob were covered in cake tins and pans of icing. It was surprisingly handy being able to just chop some stuff up and then leave it to simmer away in a different part of my kitchen (although, I'm not going to lie - a simmering blender still seems weird to me!).
Anyway, my soup was delicious! Here's how you make it in my futuristic mega-blender.
You'll need the following:
- 500g potatoes (peeled and diced)
- 2 leeks (chopped)
- 1 onion (chopped)
- 150ml double cream
- vegetable stock cube (crumbled up)
- salt and pepper
- boiling water
Chop everything up, and throw it in the soup maker. Blend until it's at the consistency you like (you can keep it fairly chunky if you're not a fan of totally blended soups). Then turn the timer on for 45 minutes, leave it to simmer away and that's it! Serve with a bit of parsley and some nice bread.