Recipe: Warm avocado soup

Serves 4

Warm avocado soup – what a lovely surprise!

2 Tbsp butter

3 Tbsp all-purpose flour

3 cups chicken stock

1 cup fresh cream

1 onion

3 avocados

juice of 1 lime

salt and black pepper

3 slices white bread, crusts cut off

peanut oil

black and white sesame seeds

Preheat the oven to 200 °C.

Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat and stir in the flour. Cook for a couple of minutes. Gradually add the stock, stirring continuously, like you would when making a white sauce. Cook for about 10 minutes.

Liquidize the cream, onion, avocados, lime juice and stock mixture in a blender. Return soup to the saucepan and bring to a simmer on very low heat for about 5 minutes. Season to taste.

Cut the bread into finger shapes, brush with oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Place on a baking tray and toast in the oven. When the tops turn golden, turn over and toast until golden on the other side.

Serve with the warm soup.

Sue-Ann Allen and Ilse Fourie share their favourite recipes in Gourmet Sisters, sharing food and friendship. Published by Human & Rousseau (2013).

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