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Top 5 Winter Soups
A piping hot bowl of soup is the ultimate comfort food during the winter months so, with the dark nights and damp, cold weather upon us, UKMums.tv has been looking for some warming soup dishes to keep you going.
One of our favourites is Cawl – a traditional hearty Welsh recipe which uses lamb neck fillet and winter vegetables and is really easy to make. It is usually left to chill overnight before serving but you can leave it in the fridge for up to three days to let the flavours really develop and mature. Then you simply warm it through and serve with lots of black pepper, a wedge of mature Caerphilly cheese and a slice of bread and butter! Head on over to Jamie Oliver for the full recipe.
Another favourite is English Onion Soup with Sage and Cheddar – this recipe uses as many different types of onion as you can get in order to create some wonderful flavours and is topped off with crunchy cheesy croutons – delicious! Another tasty recipe from Jamie Oliver.
Or how about trying Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Soup, served with lemon garlic toast? Lip-smackingly good, very tasty and another easy soup to make. The lemon garlic toast is really tasty and brilliantly complements the soup. If you fancy making this, go to BBC Good Food.
Parsnip fans need look no further than Curried Parsnip Soup – the perfect soup for bitterly cold winter days. It takes just 40 minutes to prepare so go to All Recipes for the recipe.
Our final pick of the best is Wild Mushroom and Walnut Soup – with walnuts at their best around Christmas time, this makes an unusual soup for a dinner party, or a particularly warming lunch or supper snack. Serve with chunks of warm, freshly-baked bread. Scrumptious! Go to Delia Online.