Cream of broccoli and bacon soup

1 onion
3 cloves garlic
3 rashers bacon
2 heads broccoli
3 tablespoons flour
1 litre veg or chicken stock
100 ml cream
2 tablespoon tarragon
1 teaspoon thyme
salt and pepper

Dice onion, crush garlic and chop bacon and fry in a heavy based pot until soft and golden, chop broccoli including stalk and add with the tarragon and thyme, add flour and cook for 2 minutes and then add stock, bring to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes until broccoli is soft and cooked. Blend and add cream bring back to the boil and season and serve.


Thermomix Directions
put the peeled onion, peeled garlic and bacon with the rind removed, all roughly chopped in the mixing bowl. chop on speed 4 for 3 seconds.

then cook on 100C, 3 minutes, reverse speed 1

add roughly chopped broccoli including stalk, thyme, tarragon and flour, cook 100 C, 3 minutes reverse speed 1

add stock cook 100 C, 18 minutes, reverse speed 1

add cream and  season with a pinch of salt and pepper and  blend speed 10, 30 seconds





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