{Celeriac & Parmesan Soup}

Ok confession time, I haven't cooked with celeriac before, I know tragic, who do I think I am writing a food blog. I wasn't going to let another winter pass me by without using it and thanks to my trusty Delicious Magazine along came the best soup I've tried in years, as I am cooking away, listening to a bit of jazz on my kitchen radio trying to drown out the boys playing "fire!!!!! fire!!!!!" 

I nibbled on some raw celeriac, delicious! and then on the very same night that celeriac and I became besties I'm watching French Food Safari on SBS and there's a salad made with grated celeriac, creme fraiche, horseradish and parsley YUM perfect with a steak, can't wait to whip that up. So about this soup it is total luxury, would be perfect for a dinner party, even a vegetarian dinner party, totes fancy enough, it is like liquid velvet and from so few ingredients, we loved it. Loved it I tell you.

...the soup
1 large celeriac, peeled & chopped (600g)

100g unsalted butter
100g parmesan cheese, grated
1 litre chicken or vegetable stock
300ml cream
1 tbsp truffle oil (or olive oil)
100g mushrooms, sliced

Melt 60g of the butter in a large pot over low heat, add the celeriac, season (not much salt), cover and cook for about 20 minutes stirring occasionally until the celeriac is soft but not coloured. Add in the stock and grated parmesan and bring to a low simmer, cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the cream and truffle oil and simmer for a another 5 minutes.

Allow to cool slightly, then whiz the soup in a blender until velvety smooth. Pass through a fine sieve (don't skip this stage!) into a clean pan, reheat over a gentle heat. Meanwhile put the remaining 40g of butter into a frypan and once it starts to foam add in the mushrooms and cook for a couple of minutes till golden. Check the seasoning of the soup and serve in warm bowls (I warm up my bowls in the microwave) with some mushrooms.


  1. oh babe, i can always trust on you for a good soup recipe! just whipped up a made up leek and cauliflower soup for tonight - fingers crossed it will be ok!

    ps - giveaway frenzy at mine, be sure to pop past lovely xx
    pps - am totally loving your new profile pic!!!

  2. I've read alot of good things about celeriac but yet just too scare to try. Thanks for this recipe and post. I'll def try out this soup recipe!

  3. I've never eaten celeriac before (shock horror I know!!!) What does it taste like???? PS I HEART your glasses...have wanted some big glasses for ages but my face is too small. Sigh.

  4. Yum, I love Celeriac, never had it as soup so I am missing out:) need new soup inspiration to, made leek & potato last week, bit blah...!

  5. yum, celeriac! so good in soup, plus i have a good-looking recipe for a coleslaw in which it features (although i confess also to never having cooked with it - who do i think i am?!)

  6. mmm yum. i have not yet tried celeiac either, but now i will!!

    xo em

  7. I love celeriac soup but will join the ranks of those who've confessed never to have cooked with it... so far it's been something I've ordered in cafes and restaurants only! Been itching to this year though. Love the addition of the mushrooms here :)

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  9. whoops too many wines... what I meant to say was you all make me feel so much better by also fessing up to not cooking with celeriac either !

  10. I love celeraic - but it took me a long, long time just to buy one in the first place. This soup sounds awesome - all that cream and butter, wonderful!


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