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Ground Elder Soup

Ground Elder

Ground Elder

This ‘Gardeners Revenge’ recipe has kindly been written by John Lewis-Stemple a great person to follow on Twitter, click here to view his Twitter account and to find out more about his life as farmer, forager and author.

Ground Elder Soup

  • 2 large handfulls of Ground Elder
  • 60g of butter
  • 25g of plain flour
  • 275ml of veg stock
  • 150ml of single cream
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Bring it together

Start by making a basic roux, melt your butter over a medium heat then stir in your flour, mix well and cook for a few minutes.

Slowly add in your stock and mix it with the roux until you have a smooth liquid with no lumps, the slower you add the stock and the more you stir it the less chance of lumps.

Roughly chop your Ground Elder and add it to the pan, bring it to a simmer and cook for 5-10mins.

Use a hand blender to whiz it all up before adding back to the pan.

Stir in your cream and season to taste.


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