Bread and Saffron Soup

Number of servings : 4 Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Type of meal : | Soups |

Number of servings : 4

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Type of meal : | Soups | Soups

Special diet :

Ingredients

125 ml / 1/2 cup    olive oil
1 L / 4 cups    Italian bread cubes (crust removed)
8 cloves    garlic, coarsely chopped
125 ml / 1/2 cup    white wine
1.50 L / 6 cups    chicken stock
2 ml / 1/2 tsp    saffron
To taste    salt and freshly ground white pepper
8    baguette slices, 2 cm / 3/4” thick
As required    olive oil
180 ml / 3/4 cup    grated Parmesan
To taste    chopped chives

Directions

Preheat oven to 190ºC / 375ºF.

In a soup pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the bread and garlic and sauté until the bread is golden, about 5 minutes. Add the wine, stock and saffron and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, brush the baguette slices with oil and toast them in the oven. Sprinkle with cheese, return to the oven to melt and set aside.

Purée the soup in a blender and season to taste.

At serving time, place two cheese croutons in each heated bowl and pour the hot soup over them. Garnish with chives.

Suggested side dish: Sautéed chard

Nutritional information:

Bread and Saffron Soup