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Recipe: Lettuce soup

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What you'll need

50g butter

350g lettuce leaves, roughly chopped

110g spring onions, trimmed and chopped

1 tbsp plain flour

600ml chicken stock

150ml milk

Double cream to serve, optional

Serves 4

Melt the butter in a deep pan. Sauté the lettuce and spring onions for about five minutes, until very soft. Stir in the flour, then add the stock. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

Let soup cool and then purée in a blender or rub through a sieve. Return to the pan and add milk and seasoning. Reheat to serving temperature.

To serve, ladle into soup bowls, add a swirl of cream (if using) and plenty of freshly ground black pepper.

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