Cream of celery soup with powdered milk

celery-soupMostly, we feature sweet recipes on our coffee site, as coffee is such a good partner with cakes, chocolate and desserts. As we also sell coffee ingredients, though, such as powdered skimmed milk, we thought you might appreciate this savoury store cupboard standby – cream of celery soup, made with powdered milk. Ideal for when you run out of fresh milk!

To make four good servings, you’ll need:

What to do:

  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, and gently fry the onions until soft and tender. Add the celery, and saute for a few minutes until translucent and softened.
  2. Turn up the heat, and gradually add the stock. Bring the mixture to the boil, then simmer for around 20 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Transfer to a food processor, and blend until smooth. Season to taste.
  4. Mix the skimmed milk powder with a little water to make a thin paste, then add to the soup. Blend until completely dissolved.
  5. Spoon into dishes, and garnish with a spoonful of creme fraiche, a scattering of fresh parsley and some freshly ground black pepper.

This soup is great as a light lunch served with crusty bread, or makes a filling starter for an evening meal.

At the Wholesale Coffee company, we specialise in all things coffee related, including bulk bags of skimmed powdered milk. These make a great choice for adding to your coffee, but they’re also a kitchen cupboard essential for cooking and baking. For more information, and to view the rest of our range, including individual milk portions and coffee whiteners, visit our milk products page.