Soup Makers

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  1. Chris

    Chris Funster Life Member

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    Since I have been dieting I have been eating Lidl's chicken and vegetable soup once a week.

    It's very tasty for tinned soup
     
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    @Findlaters its a Morphy Richards, and I think it's the same as the one with pictures earlier in the thread - in France at the moment in the van, so can't check, sorry!
     
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    Don't need any sort of fancy pants soupmaker for this! One large ham hock with bone in preferably. One large onion chopped small. Three or four carrots sliced. Large dose to your taste of white pepper. 300 grams of red lentils. One large pan. Enough cold water to cover everything. Simply put it all in pan and bring to boil. Simmer for a few hours until the meat starts to fall apart-help it along with a knife and fork. I guarantee you will love it-again and again. Tatses even better the next day after re-heating. Some on here will have tried it or similar and will attest to it. We will see eh?
    p.s. you can or maybe have already-jazz it up a bit with any extras you wish to try.
     
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    Sounds lovely, but not for cooking in the motorhome. It would be like a sauna after a few hours simmering.
     
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    I can report in that it is one gadget that has definitely not gone to the back of the cupboard, I use it at least a couple of times a week, have invented all sorts of different soups depending what veg I have in the house. still pleased with it. (y)
     
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    Love soup tend to make it in slow cooker, so takes ages. Love the idea of a soupmaker but would struggle to store it both at home and in the van.
     
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    Never used it in the MH, but at least 3 times a week at home for lunch. Worth the money at least for me. Morphy Richards 501016 Soup and Smoothie Maker
     
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    Looks just like more clutter to store or carry around. We have lots of home made soup, made in a saucepan around 5-6L at a time which does 2-3 days. Blitz if its that sort of soup required with one of these;

    Notice my link won't post, anyway its a hand blender around a tenner from Amazon.

    Weighs very little and low wattage so will run off any inverter.

    Also note some soup makers only do around 1.5L so barely enough for me alone, I do like soup:D
     
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    I make my own soup.

    I use a saucepan.

    I put in 500mls of water, put it on the gas, pour in the contents of the Knorr packet and stir with a wooden spoon.

    Would a soup maker simplify this process for me?

    Just wondering


    JJ :cool:
     
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    What brought this thread uo again? Oh yes, it's winter.
     
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    John,
    For some reason (and you'd have to put me under to find out) I have an aversion to soup wi' bits.
    At home SWMBO makes soup nearly every day but it has to be blitzed. Don't know why, but there it is.

    And @Carol you minx, as the result of starting this thread, you've sown a seed and Mary has made an executive decision, (aren't they all). The next purchase WILL be a soup maker, and it will accompany us, as well as a slow cooker on our next trip.
    Bugger!!!
     
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    Love mine - use it most weeks - was one of those from a stall at the Lincoln show a couple of years back [so probably overpriced, but don't care as it gets so much use]
    Lumpy or blitzed soup, thick or thin, your choice :xThumb:.
     
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    Hah , i recognize that recipe , my friend , being eating it for year's . Except i use a ham joint , and a pressure cooker . Only take's 20 minute's , and use's much less gas , i also chuck in some pea's , and a couple of spud's to thicken it up .
    One advantage is the ham stay's in one piece , so you can for use it for something else , hot or cold . personally i use it in cheese and ham pie , but can equally be used in a salad , or if the pleasure take's ya , a sandwich with plenty of colman's .
     
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    Try it with a ham or gammon HOCK with bone in. The lentils(put as much in as you like) are what thickens it to a lovely thick soup, along with of course, the marrow from the bone and the meat isn't wasted, it cooks down into thin strands and gives great flavour and taste to the dish. I've tried it with a pressure cooker and didn't get the depth of flavour I like but, it tastes much nicer given time on the hob, trust me and try it.
     
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    Following Carols comments last year, I bought a MR also. Excellent bit of kit, chunky and smooth soup. I keep experimenting, but usually return to tomato and carrot, potatoes, little leak, and then play around with the spices. I use microwavable mugs form B and M, and usually can get 3 almost full mugs of soup. Great when on EHU, takes about 20 odd minutes to do. Also recently purchased a Philips air fryer for doing chips. Uses little oil, just a spoonful, again another success, just need to play around a bit with the timings /chip size, again about 20 minutes. Happy New Year to everyone, see you at the shows.
     
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    making sum as i came across this thread the old way we dont have a posh bit of kit like that :xrofl:
    bill
     
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    Are you a closet Scouser....like me? I was brought up on this ( as well as Scouse , of course). Still make both today....can't live without the pressure cooker, very best 'gadget' for saving time and fuel.
     
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    Rofl . Haddaway man , ye joking , other side my friend , honorary geordie , like .

    Born in Newcastle , parent's moved south when i was a year old . Advantage is , i can hold a conversation with most people , disadvantage , i can't understand em either .

    The pressure cooker's mother's fault , and she's scottish , uses it a lot , and i just sorta picked it up , same with cooking . Actually i'm playing with a small 1.5 ltr at the minute . Oh and yeah i do stew in it too , but let me just add , before i feel the need to don a hard hat , yes i do know there is a difference , though i've never tried making scouse .
    :imoutahere:
     
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    Right. Just purchased one of these ( don't know why not great soup lovers ). Anyway tried the chicken and mushroom recipe as per the book tonight. Was very nice but a little chalky texture if that makes sense. Now I know I put more chicken in than the recipe said ( maybe twice as much ). Also it said 1 litre of stock so using oxo chicken cubes I used 4 oxo cubes in a litre of boiling water. Is that about right ?

    Just wondering if the chalky texture is normal
     

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