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Biltong Soup     HT  SP  South African   25mins


Serves 4    Hot  Soup  Starter  S. Africa



100g/4oz Butter 

50g/2oz Biltong, grated

600ml/20fl.oz. Beef Stock

25g/1oz Plain Flour

180ml/6fl.oz. Port

Salt and Pepper

180ml/6fl.oz. Single Cream

50g/2oz Blue Cheese, grated




1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan, add the biltong and sauté for 3-4 minutes stirring.


2. Sprinkle in the flour and cook over a medium heat, stirring constantly until the flour begins to brown.


3. Add the beef stock a little at a time, stirring constantly until the mixture comes to a boil and thickens.


4. Season with a very little salt and some black pepper and add the port and cream. Stir well,  bring to a simmer and continue to cook for 4-5 minutes.


5. To serve – transfer to heated soup bowls and garnish with the grated blue cheese.




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Common terms used when making sauces

Blend - To mix together ingredients, usually of different consistencies, to a smooth and even texture, utilising a utensil such as a wooden spoon or blender.

Coats a spoon – when a substance is rendered thin/thick enough so that when a wooden or metal spoon is inserted into it and taken out, the substance leaves a thin film “coating the spoon”.

Boil - To bring a liquid to boiling temperature and to maintain it throughout the cooking time.

Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size


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