Slice the onion and sauté it in a pot in a little
Chop the garlic finely and add to the pot when the onion is soft.
Peel the potato and chop into small cubes, add to the pot.
Dissolve the stock cubes in boiling water as per packet instructions and add to the
Boil for 10 minutes and add the broccoli. You don’t want to boil the broccoli
to death, it will discolour and look dull.
Boil on a low heat for 7-10 minutes.
In the meantime cut the ciabattas in half lengthways and toast them in the
toaster. Cut in half again at an angle.
Sprinkle them liberally with the grated
Blend the soup with a hand blender and season well. Add the milk and warm again
on a low heat on the stove.
Season the breads and pop them under the grill until bubbling.
Serve the soup with two of the cheesy toasts on top and the others on the side.
Reprinted with permission of Caro de Waal
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