A warming dish for winter lunch or supper and can be ready in minutes.  Serve with fresh crust bread or granary bread for a hearty meal.

IngredientsCheese Soup

4 Cups Chicken stock
5 Tablespoons Butter
4 Tablespoons Flour
2 Carrots, peeled and diced
4 Spring onions, diced
6 Ounces Grated cheddar cheese
2 Sprigs parsley, chopped
2 To 3 oz ham, diced
Tabasco sauce
Bacon bits or Crispy Onions (optional)
Salt & pepper to taste


Heat chicken stock.

Melt 3 Tbsp butter and saute carrots and onions until tender.

Add these to the stock.

With 2 Tbsp butter and 4 Tbsp flour make a roux.

Add the roux to stock.

Add cheddar cheese, parsley, ham and 1 drop tabasco sauce.

Season to taste.

Heat the soup until cheese is melted.

Top with bacon bits or crispy onions to serve. (optional)



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