Morphy Richards let us have this Soup Maker to play with before Christmas. It’s perfect timing for our household and I have been amazingly surprised just how fast it makes nice thick soup the way we like it.
Look out for later this week as I’ll be giving one away to my readers just in time for Christmas.
I don’t usually measure out ingredients for soup, I’m more of a judge it by eye person and after one use of this wee machine, I’m sure I’ll quickly go the same way with our new soup maker.
I had reservations about there being enough soup for all of us from it but we did all manage to have a plateful, even if there wasn’t any left for seconds. My ideal size would be a 2 – 2.5 litre soup maker, but considering it only takes 21 minutes to make a pot of soup, I could just throw on some more veg and have another fresh batch.
I put the veg in the machine, made a mental note of how much veg I needed to make 800g, added water to the maximum level and set it to go. It seemed to be such a short time later, it beeped to say it was done. I hate to say it, but the end results were actually better than my regular soups. Perhaps I overcook mine normally.
I could have chosen from chunky soup or smooth. The smooth was very smooth and much more so than my smooth soups come out after using a hand blender.
In reality, there was one pot, one spoon that I used to stir the soup (unnecessarily) and no ladle: the soup maker has a lip to pour directly from. Cleaning it was simply a quick rinse with soap under the tap, dry, and put away. I’ve put the cable inside for storage but be careful with the blade if you do that too.
The Soup Maker also has a juice setting to make smoothies and fruit drinks. I suspect less hassle and difficulty than washing my blender.
The Soup Maker is available from www.morphyrichards.co.uk as well as other leading retailers.
I had a lovely squash that I bought simply because of the colours, so the first soup I tried as a simple squash soup which I based loosely around quantities of vegetables used in the sample recipe book that comes with the soup maker.
Soup Maker: Squash Soup Recipe 1.6 Litres
- 1 Onion
- 3 Carrots
- 3 Small Potatoes
- 1 Small Squash
- Hot Water
- 1 Chicken Stock Cube
- Prepare the vegetables and chop up into reasonably small pieces as they are going into a soup maker.
- Pop the vegetables into the soup maker and add some salt and pepper to taste. I added one chicken stock cube and flaked it onto the vegetables.
- Fill the soup maker up to the maximum 1.6 litre line, put on the top and select smooth or chunky. The smooth version will take 21 minutes to fully cook.
- Serve with fresh bread.