This hearty roasted cauliflower soup with crispy bacon is a perfect and filling lunch, made with local cauliflower, grown just down the road from our Harrogate farm shop. Simply delicious and topped with crispy free range Yorkshire bacon or served with a chunk of our delicious sourdough.
Heat bacon in a large, lidded stock pot. Cook until crisp, about 6/8min then remove onto a paper towel lined plate.
Add butter in the pot, then toss in onion, carrot, celery and garlic. Stir until tender about 3/4min before adding cauliflower and bay leaf.
Cook for a further 3/4min until just tender.
Whisk in flour until lightly browned, no more than a minute. Then slowly add chicken stock and milk, whisking continually until slightly thickened. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce to a simmer, about 10/15min.
Season with salt and pepper.
Serve in bowls with bacon crumbled on top with chopped parsley.
All ingredients used in this recipe are available to purchase from the Fodder farm shop