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Thin Broccoli and Stilton Soup

Asked by Sue Hamstead. Answered on 18th July 2015

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I made the Broccoli And Stilton Soup but it was so runny that the pieces of chilli just sank to the bottom of the bowl. I followed the recipe to the letter. Is the liquid quantity correct at 1250ml? Though must say that it tasted pretty good!

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Nigella's Broccoli And Stilton Soup (from Nigella Express and on the Nigella Website) is not a very heavy, thick soup and the quantity of stock (broth) in the recipe is correct (1,250ml/5 cups). If you were using frozen broccoli then it is possible that there was some ice clinging to the broccoli that could have thinned the soup a little more.

Most people have a personal preference for the thickness of soup and if you would prefer the soup to be thicker then reduce the stock to 1 litre/1,000 mls (4 cups). Once you have blended the soup you can always add a little extra stock to get it to the consistency you prefer. The chillis are more of a colourful garnish but should be chopped finely before scattering over.

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