Cauliflower Cream

You asked for it, you got it. Cream soup of cauliflower, easy, light, and good. 
Due to the delicate taste of this particular vegetable, this soup may not be suitable for people who have a "mcdonaldised" sense of taste, meaning those who need a pound of salt in everything and two pounds of cheese on top. Although this recipe can be made exactly that way, only then it doesn't taste of cauliflower at all, which makes the whole exercise a bit pointless.

  • Large cauliflower
  • Large onion
  • Medium carrot
  • 1.5l of water
  • a spoonful of oil
  • a spoonful of butter
  • laurel leaves
  • parsley leaves
  • sea salt
  • black pepper
  • a pinch of curry powder
  • Blender
  • Knife

Upturning the cauliflower makes it easy to cut off individual "roses."
Dice the onion and carrot. Wash the cauliflower thoroughly and remove the leaves. You can also remove the hardest, ugliest part of the stalk. Cut off a handful of those pretty cauliflower roses (or two handfuls if you have small hands) and set them aside. Chop up the rest of the cauliflower any old how.
Heat up the oil in a pot and stir-fry the onions, carrot and as much of the cauliflower as you can fit that will still fry (and not just sit on top of the rest). Add the butter and a tiny pinch of curry powder to the frying and watch out so you won't burn anything. 5-7 minutes of this is enough. When the onion is pleasantly yellow, pour the water in and add the rest of the ingredients, apart from the pretty roses and parsley. Cover the pot up and boil for as long as you like.
When the vegetables are nicely soft (preferably falling apart by themselves), take the laurel leaves out and use the blender to make a smooth mixture, then add the roses you set aside, the parsley leaves and the laurel leaves again. This is done to make the soup look prettier, so you don't absolutely have to do it - it also prolongs preparation time a bit because now you have to boil the roses again. But it's worth it.
You can serve it with cream, or croutons, or cheese, or all three, but there's honestly no need.

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