Potato and Kale Soup with Quick Herb Bread

More soup, it’s definitely soup weather here now! This was a really tasty soup and I followed the recipe completely except when it came to cooking the kale.  It said to cook it for 15 to 20 minutes which I think is far too long for any leafy vegetable so I did it for about 10 and it was perfect.

The notes at the top of the recipe suggested adding sliced sausage to it but I didn’t have any so I put in some cubed seitan from the freezer.  The soup really didn’t require it though and I think it made it a bit too much, next time I will just stick with the vegetables.

After having the last few things I’ve baked be too wet this bread mixture was too dry.  I knew it was too dry and I put it in the oven and cooked it anyway thereby giving us a brick rather than a loaf of bread to eat with our soup.  Luckily both boys dip their bread into their soup which stopped it choking them!  The taste of this was lovely though so I will try it again in the future and make sure that I make the mixture wetter.

I believe the dryness to be totally my own fault and nothing to do with the recipe.  I replaced the flour with spelt flour as the note before the recipe says you can do.  However, I use brown spelt flour not the white so I should have changed the amount of liquid accordingly.  Like I said, I knew what to do and I knew it needed it and I still ignored myself and messed it up.  Some days that’s just the way it goes…

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One thought on “Potato and Kale Soup with Quick Herb Bread

  1. That soup looks marvellous. Kale and potatoes in soup is always a great match. Too bad for your bread… at least, when it goes with soup, you can soak it in it. There’s a recipe called Ribollita in Vegan Plat, which is basically a cabbage and white bean soup that you pour over bread. It’s yummy.

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