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special soup

using up Christmas tinned ingredients in a lovely soup

  • Total time: 15 mins

Serves: 4


  • tin or box of whole chestnuts, peeled and cooked
    tin beef consommé
    small tin sliced mushrooms in water
    medium onion
    1oz garlic butter
    a dash of liquid garlic to taste, also salt and peper


  1. put garlic butter in medium sized pan to melt, then add roughly chopped onion to melted butter and cook gently until onion is clear
  2. Add all the chestnuts and whole tin of consomme and slowly bring to simmer for 2 mins
  3. Take pan off stove and liquidize or use hand whizzer to make as smooth as you like, doesn't have to be perfect.
  4. Put pan back on, drain sliced mushrooms and add to liquid. season to taste. Serve with a little sherry, a whirl of cream and fresh home-made bread.

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