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Watercress Soup with Mini Cheese and Chive Scones

Serves: 6

Ready in: 30 to 60 mins

Cost Cutting Eco Friendly Freezes Well

Watercress Soup with Mini Cheese and Chive Scones Recipe: Veggie


1 tbsp olive oil
1 large leek, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 potatoes, peeled and diced
600ml hot vegetable stock
450ml Gold Top milk
250g watercress
salt and pepper


  • Heat the oil in a deep pan and fry the leek and garlic for about five minutes over a low heat until soft.
  • Add the diced potato and stock then bring to the boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes until the potato is tender.
  • Pour in the milk and bring back to the boil. Add the watercress and cook for a minute or two so it wilts but still retains its colour. Season with a little salt and pepper. Pour into a food processor and blend until smooth. Ladle into hot mugs or bowls and if you like, garnish with chives.
  • To make the scones, preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6. Sift 200g self-raising flour into a bowl, add 60g butter cubes and mix until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in 60g grated veggie Cheddar and 1 tbsp chopped chives. Add 100ml Gold Top milk plus 1 tsp mustard and mix to a dough. Knead lightly but do not over mix. Roll out to a 2cm thickness and cut out rounds. Place on a baking sheet, brush with a little more milk, and bake for 15-18 minutes until golden and risen.
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