Friday Foods #13

First off, I apologise for not posting much this week. It has been quite busy, so I haven’t had much of a chance to sit down and write out blog posts!

Secondly, this Friday Foods is a little different. In my past posts, I have talked about recipes I have tried and loved. This week, I’m going to share a recipe that didn’t go according to plan and was not a favourite. I’m sharing it because it makes me laugh that we thought it would taste good, but something wasn’t right. It’s a slow cooker recipe for Apple Curry Soup. Sounds interesting, right?

Ingredients:

25g Butter (This is to sauté onion, but I used veg oil instead)

1 medium Onion, chopped

2-3 tsp. Curry Powder

2 tbs. Flour

1 litre Chicken Stock

Grated rind and juice of half of a lemon

700g Cooking Apples

Salt & Pepper for seasoning

150 ml Sour Cream

First, sauté the onions in a large pan. Then, stir in the curry powder and flour. Gradually add the chicken stock and stir the ingredients.

The recipe wants you to then add the lemon juice, rind, and the apples to the pan, but I added the apples to the slow cooker and then poured the contents in the pan over the apples. I then added the rind, juice and seasoned with salt and pepper.

Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Once finished cooking, the recipe called for you to liquidise it. So we (my husband was a part of this fun test of a recipe) got out the food processor to blend the ingredients. After the soup is looking like soup, the recipe wants you to add the sour cream. We didn’t process all of the soup right away, because we were still not sure how this would taste.

Now came the taste test. For me, it was too sweet. I could barely taste the curry because it was overpowered by the apple flavor. It also had a weird consistency that was like brothy applesauce. We gladly wrapped up the soup into bags for the food waste bin. We ended up ordering McDonald’s for dinner.

If you want to try this recipe for yourself, go ahead! I’d love to hear if you made it turn out better. I don’t know if it’s supposed to be a dessert soup (If there is such a thing). Trial and error is the beauty of recipes!

Have a great Easter weekend!

xx Hannah

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