Cauliflower-Cheese Soup

  • 2 cups potato chunks
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups cauliflowerets
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup chopped carrot
  • 4 cups stock or water
  • 3 medium cloves garlic

Place above ingredients together in pot. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer 15 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes. Puree in blender or food processor until smooth and creamy. Transfer to a kettle or double-boiler and heat gently while whisking in: 1 ½ cups grated cheddar,  ¾ cup milk, ¼ tsp. dill weed, ¼ tsp. ground dill or caraway seed (or ½ tsp. whole seed), ¼ tsp. dry mustard, and black pepper. Steam or sauté 1 ½ cups more cauliflowerets and add to soup. Just before serving whisk in ¾ cup of buttermilk. Top with chopped scallions.

Serves four to five.

From the Moosewood Cookbook.