March 16, 2013

Finnish Spinach Soup


There is nothing better than a comforting soup on a rainy day. I made the most of it yesterday and whipped up spinach soup, a childhood favourite served with hard-boiled egg and rye-crispbread with cheese. If you're in the Northern Hemisphere, and soon have fresh nettle available, try a similar soup using those instead. I have a recipe here.

It is supposed to be another warm one here today, so no more soups before autumn really sets in.
I am so ready for a cool change, I'm really looking forward to it!


Finnish Spinach Soup
(serves 4)

1 litre organic full-cream milk
3 tablespoons plain flour
200g baby spinach/English spinach/frozen spinach (thawed), blanched and finely chopped
a good pinch of salt
freshly ground black pepper or a tiny pinch of white pepper
hard-boiled egg (free-range, organic), to serve

1. Add milk and flour to a saucepan and whisk well to combine. Whisking continuously, bring milk to a boil and add blanched, finely chopped spinach. Let simmer for a further 10 minutes, then turn off the heat and season.

2. Serve with hard-boiled egg and crispbread.

9 comments:

  1. Meillä alkoi tällä viikolla virallisesti syksy, ja kuule heti oli viileämpi ilta - tuntuu aika mahtavalta, ettei tarvinut yöksi laittaa tuuletinta päälle :P Voitais alkaa mekin miettimään näitä keittoja enempi taas. Tiedätkö, en ole koskaan maistanut pinaattikeittoa.. olisikohan aika.

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    1. Meilla taas laskettiin syksy alkaneeksi jo maaliskuun alusta, mutta viileammista ilmoista ei ole viela tietoakaan. Talle paivalle on taas lupailtu 30 astetta.

      Voi kuules nyt on hyva aika kokeilla tata sitten! Pinaattikeitto on kylla minun herkkua :-)

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  2. Ooh, this looks delicious, and fairly simple too! Especially with that cheese and rye crispbread on the side.

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  3. This looks interesting Maria - also your comment about
    nettles...does that mean they don't exist
    south of the Equator?

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    1. Nettle is available here in Australia too, but since it is in season in spring, we don't have it here at the moment (it's autumn here).

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  4. It looks so simple and good, really caught my eye when you tweeted about it. :)

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  5. this looks so inviting! love the idea to garnish it with an egg, looks so chic!

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  6. Oh, yes, please! I am going to make this soup these days. Yum! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Sandra

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