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Fate Leek and Sweet Potato Soup

This soup is light but full of flavour, perfect as a starter. The recipe makes just over 3 litres of soup, so there’s plenty for a large family, or for freezing. Try to get the red skinned, white fleshed sweet potato, as these have a firmer texture. Serve the soup with fresh warm Fate bread or Fate Star croutons - they really look good especially at Christmas.


250g onion, peeled

750g leek, trimmed

1kg sweet potatoes, peeled

2 tbsp oil

15g butter

2 litres water

4 suitable vegetable stock cubes

salt and pepper to season

¼ tsp grated nutmeg

4 bay leaves

Roughly chop the onion, leek and sweet potato. Heat a large pan, add the oil and butter. When it is hot and melted add the onion and leek. Cook for about 10-15 minutes until soft and slightly browned.

Add the sweet potato, stock cubes and the water. Season with salt and pepper. Add the

grated nutmeg and stir in the bay leaves. Put a lid on the pan and bring to the boil, then turn the heat down and simmer for about 20-25 minutes until the vegetables are cooked. Stir occasionally.

Leave to cool a little. Discard the bay leaves, and use a liquidiser or a hand held blender to blend until smooth.

Serve the soup hot with a sprinking of sliced spring onion, chopped fresh parsley and Fate Star Croutons – delicious!

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