It was a lot of hard work, made even more difficult having a young pup around. For this reason I'm delaying a full opening of the supper club until the summer when she'll be more trained.
Last night I picked up some reduced asparagus in the supermarket. I wouldn't normally waste it in soup but it was slightly wilting and it wasn't English so perfect for making soup.
2 bunches of asparagus
2 small onions
2 tsp ghee
2 tsp flour
750ml veg stock
Chop onion into dice and soften in the ghee for 10 mins.
Trim ends of asparagus and chop finely. Add to pan and cook for 5 mins.
Add the flour and stir for 1 min
Add stock and milk and bring to the boil.
Simmer for 10 mins
Blitz until smooth and creamy.
I used ghee simply because I found a tin lurking in the back of my cupboard. I use skimmed milk in everything but it still tastes creamy. You could add some cream if you want a cream of asparagus soup. Would be nice sprinkled with chopped chives.
The cranberry gin and blueberry vodka were ready for drinking so I strained them through a jelly bag and filled 2 clean bottles. Since they're pure alcohol and sugar there's no need for sterilisation. The gin has already been gifted but the vodka is still up for grabs ;-)