Broccoli and Stilton Soup

As the cold of Winter continues to be felt there is nothing nicer than a delicious bowl of soup.

Broccoli and Stilton soup is a gloriously silky and tangy soup, perfect for warming your bones after a day out in the country.

I believe in simplicity in pretty much everything and this soup is ridiculously easy to make.

Ingredients (this makes enough for 4 normal people or 2 large meals)
2 large heads of broccoli (include the stems too)
1 onion – chopped into small pieces
1-2 Tablespoons olive oil or a chunk of butter
Enough boiling water to cover the broccoli
Salt and pepper to taste
About 100-150g of blue Stilton cheese, cubed

Heat the oil or butter in a pan then add the onions. Cook until cooked how you like them, Sometimes I go until they are caramelised but I also just soften them sometimes.
Chop the broccoli and add to the pan. Immediately add the boiling water until it just about covers the broccoli. Bring to the boil and simmer with lid on for about 20 minutes. When the pieces of stem are soft use a hand blender to blitz the soup. Add salt and pepper to taste and also the cheese. Blitz again and enjoy.

Broccoli and Stilton soup
Broccoli and Stilton soup