Celeriac and Apple Soup

An autumnal or winter warmer if ever there was one. This celeriac and apple soup is made in minutes, provides a wonderful starter (you can add scallops for extra refinement) or just a nice Saturday afternoon dish. 


50g butter

2 tbsp olive oil
500g celeriac
2 apples peeled and sliced
1 medium onion
750ml veg stock
Salt and pepper



  1. Peel and dice the celeriac, and slice the onion
  2. Heat the butter and oil in a pan, then add the onion and sweat down.
  3. After about three minutes, add the celeriac and sweat down for five minutes, then pour over enough stock to cover the celeriac. Bring the lot to a simmer.
  4. Cook it all for 15 minutes, until the celeriac is nice and soft. Add the sliced apple and cook for another two or three minutes.

Finally, blend until smooth. I like to blend for a good 5 to 10 minutes, and it’s at this stage I season.



About Cooking At Zero Degrees

This is a blog (it also works on an ipad and now has a Facebook page) about what we eat at home. Starters, mains, sauces, side dishes, cocktails and links to local shops. It’s all here. Food is fun, it should be fun to make and fun to eat. For some people making a meal is a chore. If it is then don’t do it; but please, it’s better to eat something, anything, that you make at home from scratch, because prepared, packaged supermarket dinners and food have about as much flavour as the plastic or cardboard package they come in. Food cultivation and husbandry is not just a moral argument. Eggs that don’t come from battery hens do taste better, cattle properly reared have more flavour - and just think about it: at its most simple, if they’re not being pumped full of chemicals then you’re not being pumped full of chemicals. How good is that? If you can buy local, use your neighbourhood shops, you will miss them when they are gone. Most of all, have fun making a meal of it! Oh, and why at zero degrees? Because that’s where we live – in Greenwich, London.
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