Almonds aren’t necessarily a winter food because they are actually harvested between August and October. However, almonds are readily available all year and plenty can be bought in the winter time. Plus it also just looks like a cold weather soup 🙂
We’re still knee-deep in soup season and to be honest, it never has to end! Awesome Vegan Soups is set up seasonally so you can enjoy soups throughout the whole year!
- 225g/8oz blanched almonds, minced
- 3 egg yolks, hard-boiled
- 1.2 litres/2pt chicken stock
- 25g/1oz butter
- softened 25g/1oz plain flour
- 125ml/4fl oz single cream
- salt and freshly ground
- black pepper
How To Make Almond Soup
1- Using a mortar and pestle, reduce the almonds to a paste with the egg yolks and 1 tablespoon of the stock. Set aside.
2- Make a beurre manié by working the butter and flour together into a smooth paste using a fork.
3- Bring the remaining stock to a simmer in a heavy saucepan. Add the beurre manié in small knobs, whisking vigorously after each addition until completely dissolved.
4- Whisk in the almond paste until smooth, then cook gently for 30 minutes.
5- Strain the soup through a sieve into a clean pan. Add the cream, and season with salt and pepper. Reheat gently and serve.