Two soups?

Here’s another culinary delight from our kitchen.

This recipe is dedicated to Julie Walters and her famous TV sketch.

serves 2
total time 35 minutes


1 carrot, peeled and finely diced
1 medium potato, peeled and finely diced

1 Tbsp butter
1/2 onion finely diced

1 400g tin chopped/whole plum tomatoes
1 Tbsp tomato puree
1 tsp crushed garlic
1 tsp sugar
1 Tbsp apple sauce
1/2 pint chicken stock
a few good grinds of black pepper

cream or 1 Tbsp milk


Cook carrot and potato (I use a pressure cooker for 5 minutes)

Melt butter in medium saucepan.
Add onions over a medium/low heat, saute 5 minutes until soft.

Add the other ingredients to onions. Carrot, potato, tomatoes, tomato puree, garlic, sugar, apple sauce, with stock, some black pepper and stir well.

Bring to the boil and simmer for 20-25 minutes until everything is cooked through.

With a wand blend the soup to make it lump free.

Stir in cream/milk.

Serve and enjoy.

We’ll have this for tea tonight with a cheese toastie and what’s left of the fruit cake to follow.

And here’s a bowl of the tomato soup we had this evening.


I’ve come to the conclusion that you are REALLY A GOOD COOK! :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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Thanks @axnr911 and I’ll modestly reply, “I’m just following the recipe”. :grin:

Apple sauce is an interesting ingredient. I might have to try this one. (that sketch is one of my faves by the way).

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@MinnieB the original recipe asked for half an apple peeled, chopped and diced. I’ve used apple sauce as a substitute.
I must admit to being a fan of Julie Walters. In the Dinner Ladies she was on another level.

@Bobbi I very much agree with @axnr911

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Why make life harder for yourself. The apple turns to mush anyway.
Dinner Ladies was brilliant. I’ve got the box set.

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