UPDATE: Here are other soups I’ve made so far using Morphy Richards Soup Maker:
- Roasted Carrot & Coriander Soup
- Roasted carrot & sweet potato soup with harissa and crispy chickpeas
- Smoky red lentil soup
- Broccoli & Gorgonzola soup
- Roasted tomato & caramelised onion soup
- Barszcz (Polish Beetroot Soup)
I love soups but making them is not always fun. Especially when you’re in a hurry. It takes time to chop up all necessary ingredients, then cook them, stirring from time to time so it won’t burn, season to taste and be careful not to overcook whole soup – this takes our precious time. When Legal & General asked me if I would like to review Morphy Richards soup maker and come up with healthy soup recipe this is what I prepared – Quick and healthy roasted pepper and tomato soup. All you have to do is chop tomatoes, peppers and 1 stalk of celery – the rest is done by the soup maker itself.
It’s very easy to use. Start by removing all stickers and round leaflet from inside the soup maker, wash it with soapy water, rinse, dry, add all ingredients for your soup, add hot water, close the lid and plug in the cable. Lights should now start flashing. Press button “MODE” to select preferred cooking method (smooth, chunky, juice or blend) then press “SELECT”. On the screen you should now see the time in what your soup will be done. It’s 21 minutes for smooth, 28 for chunky and 2 for juice. Piece of cake? Surely!
This time I went for smooth soup as OH is not the biggest fun of chunky ones and it’s suppose to be lunch for both of us. Imagine how surprised I was when my soup turned out super duper smooth, not overcooked (I think I tend to do it from time to time) and very tasty! It’s definitely better than when I use hand blender, plus I don’t have to wash million dishes, spoons, ladles, saucepans you name it.
Time saver. With 21 minutes in my hands I washed all dishes waiting in the sink, sorted out freshly washed laundry and quickly hoovered two floors of the house. Can this get any better? Yes. Soup maker is easy to wash, with soapy water and soft sponge.
Would I buy it? Now when I tested it myself I can say YES. It makes perfect late Christmas or birthday gift for busy people, just like me!
ROASTED PEPPER & TOMATO SOUP
(makes 3-4 bowls)
- 3 peppers, roughly chopped
- 4 large vine tomatoes, halved
- 1 celery stalk, roughly chopped
- coarse sea salt & pepper
- 1 tbsp tomato purée
- 1 litres of hot water (or vegetable bouillon)
- 1/2 tsp garlic puree
- 1/2 tsp onion granules
- olive oil
Preheat the oven to 190 C. Line baking tray with baking parchment, arrange chopped peppers and tomatoes on the tray, season with coarse sea salt and sprinkle with olive oil. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. When peppers and tomatoes are ready, add them to the soup maker with celery, tomato puree, garlic puree, onion granules, season with pepper. Pour in hot water (or bouillon). Place the lid on the soup maker, plug it in press “MODE” to select “SMOOTH” option, then press “SELECT”. On the screen you should now see 21 minutes. At some point around 10th minute it start whizzing up the soup so don’t be afraid if you hear blender like noise 🙂 When it’s ready machine will bleep few times. Serve soup hot with fresh bread or sprinkle with grated vintage cheddar cheese.
Disclosure: I was sent Morphy Richards Soup Maker for the purpose of review from Legal & General. I wasn’t asked to write a positive review and all opinions stated in this post are my own.