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Celery and celeriac (celery root), cooked into a delicately delicious soup in the slow cooker, with a big dollop of mascarpone added at the end for ultimate creaminess.

Slow Cooker Cream of Celery Soup with Mascarpone www.thefoodiecorner.gr Photo description: A single bowl of soup on a light blue linen cloth. To the left of the bowl, my hand holding the side. To the right, some scattered celery leaves and croutons. Further right a white napkin with two spoons sitting on it.

Slow cooker soups are the best. Cooking vegetables at low temperatures retains so much flavour. Here, a soup full of tasty celery-ness with celery sticks, leaves and root. It becomes super creamy with the addition of mascarpone cheese at the end. Because nothing is creamier than mascarpone!

Slow Cooker Cream of Celery Soup with Mascarpone www.thefoodiecorner.gr Photo description: A close up three quarter view (portrait orientation) of one of the bowls of soup, sitting on a light blue linen cloth. In front and to the right, a corner of a white linen napkin is just visible and to the left some celery leaves. Some croutons and a small celery stalk garnish the soup on one side of its surface.

It’s one of those slow cooker recipes that a ten year old can prepare. You know, chuck everything in the pot and go. The hardest part is probably peeling and cutting the celeriac into chunks, as it’s quite a tough vegetable. (So if a ten year old is indeed going to make it, I’d help with that part!)

The flavour is very delicate, and makes a great freezer soup, to have on hand anytime. You can enjoy as is, or use it in casseroles and other interesting recipes that call for cans of cream-of-something. You can make the soup and then freeze it, or if you prefer you can leave the mascarpone out until you defrost and reheat it.

Slow Cooker Cream of Celery Soup with Mascarpone www.thefoodiecorner.gr Photo description: An overhead view of two bowls of soup, sitting on a light blue linen cloth. One bowl also has a white linen napkin underneath it. Scattered around the bowls are small celery leaves and croutons. A third bowl is barely visible in the top right corner.

Personally, as the days are getting longer, I’m planning on making the most of the last few cold spells and enjoying delicious hot soups like this one.

Now can I ask you a very important question? Do you like these photos? I was wary of using them since the style is a little different to my usual, but I really like them so I thought to h*ll with it, why not?! The difference is barely noticeable (I think) and has to do with the editing. I’d love to hear your opinion!

Slow Cooker Cream of Celery Soup with Mascarpone www.thefoodiecorner.gr Photo description: A close up three quarter view of one of the bowls of soup, sitting on a light blue linen cloth. To its right, a bunched up white linen napkin and some scattered croutons and celery leaves. Some croutons and a small celery stalk garnish the soup on one side of its surface.

Ingredients

{Weight measurements are after prep}

450gr celery stalks with leaves (mine were organic, so quite dark in colour and maybe a little stronger tasting than the very light coloured), roughly chopped

300gr celeriac (celery root), peeled and roughly chopped

70gr onion, roughly chopped

40gr butter

1 roasted garlic clove (see here for recipe) or some garlic paste

1 bay leaf

1 1/2 -2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp white pepper, freshly ground

6 cups water

150gr mascarpone cheese

1 tsp lemon juice (optional)

Step 1

Put the celery, celeriac, onion, butter, roast garlic, bay leaf, salt, pepper and water in the slow cooker insert.

Step 2

Cook on low for 9-10 hours or until the veggies are very soft.

Step 3

Blend the soup till smooth with a stick blender. Add the mascarpone and leave it on high till melted and incorporated (or you can blend again to incorporate).

Step 4

Adjust seasoning and serve.

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