For the Soup
- Spinach……………………1/2 Pound or approximately 225 grams
- Onion chopped………….1/2 Cup
- Cream…………………….. ½ Cup (I used ¼ Cup Cream and ¼ Cup low fat milk)
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- A Teaspoon of Cream, Croutons and some cheese for decoration (optional)
- Bread cubes………………..1 Cup (A crusty day old bread is most suited)
- Roasted Garlic Butter….1 Tablespoon (For recipe click here. If you don’t have that, use Butter together with some freshly mashed Garlic)
- Salt and Pepper…………..a pinch each
- Boil washed and drained Spinach and Onion with ¼ Cup water for 3 minutes or till Spinach is wilted thoroughly. If you are using freshly washed Spinach, please avoid Water.
- Blend this in a blender until smooth but thick. Avoid using more Water if possible.
- Boil the blended Spinach in a pan on medium high heat and add Cream, Salt and Pepper. Let it warm through.
- Serve it hot with the desired toppings. I used Croutons, Cream and some grated Cheese.
- Mix Bread, Butter, Salt and Pepper in a pan and heat it on low heat. Don’t let the Bread cubes pile up. Use a pan which is wide enough, so that the bread forms a single layer.
- Fry this till the bread is toasted and crispy, turning now and then.
- This will take anywhere between 20 to 30 minutes.
- Once cooled thoroughly, store it in an airtight container.
- Those who want to have the low fat version, use Milk instead of Cream, but Cream gives that thick texture of this Soup. I usually use half milk and half Cream. But if you can get some fat free evaporated Milk that will be a very good substitute for Cream.
- Please don’t rush the making of Croutons because if you do, the bread will burn and the Croutons will lose its crispiness fast.
- A day old Bread is best for this. If you don’t have old Bread, just let the Bread cubes sit on the counter top for 1 or 2 hours.
- It is not advised to make this with soft white bread as it is difficult to make it crispy. Use crusty Breads like Sourdough or a French loaf.
Make it, enjoy the deliciousness and
serve it to your family with love…