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posted by Kay Dekker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Serves 6-8, depending on appetite.
Easy. Takes <1 hour.
* 4 medium-sized sweet potatoes
* 4 medium carrots
* 1 medium onion (cooking, rather than salad)
* 2 vegetable stock cubes (Oxo are OK, Knorr better, but if you
can find a no-MSG veg stock powder go for that)
* 1 level tsp powdered coriander seeds
* 1 tbsp solid creamed coconut
* salt, pepper, and brown sugar.
Peel the veg. Cut into small chunks and place in large (at least 4 pt)
soup pot or pan. Cover with water, and bring to the boil. Reduce heat,
cover, and simmer until the veg are tender.
Remove from heat. Squidge the veg with a potato masher (I think
blending would make this soup too isotropic, so unless you like very
smooth soup, don't blend) or fork until squodged. Add water sufficient
to turn the puree into a good thick soup. Bring back to a gentle
boil. Crumble in the stock cubes, or dissolve them in a little warm
water and add that (this works better with some of the stickier veg
stock powders). Add the coriander, and simmer gently for about 20
minutes to let the flavours mix. Thin with water if it gets too thick.
Just before serving, stir in the creamed coconut, and adjust the
seasoning with salt, pepper and sugar - the soup should be just
perceptibly on the sweet side of savoury, but not too much, so if
you're using sweetish carrots you'll need little or no sugar. If you
like coriander, you could use 2 tsp of it, or even more, but start