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How to make a delicious watercress soup

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If you were under the impression that watercress is boring, or that fast food invariably means chips, pizza or kebab, then think again. The following mouth-watering soup recipe can be ready to eat in under half an hour and is so simple, even the children can help to make it.
What you'll need: 
150g of roughly chopped watercress (2 x large bags)
A medium-sized potato
2 onions
Unsalted butter (or cooking oil)
Half a teaspoon of grated nutmeg
One and a half pints of vegetable stock
Pouring cream
Electric blender
Large saucepan
1: 
Parboil the potato (or soften in a microwave).
2: 
Chop your onions and add to the saucepan. Fry in butter or a small quantity of oil until soft.
3: 
Dice and add your potato.
4: 
Add the nutmeg and cook for about a minute longer.
5: 
Add the watercress and cook for a further minute or so.
6: 
Next, add the vegetable stock and let it simmer for approximately 15 minutes.
7: 
After the mixture has cooled sufficiently, blend it into a thick soup.
Conclusion: 
To finish off, add a generous swirl of cream.
Warnings: 
Steps involving hot liquids and electrical appliances should be left to adults.
Blenders can cause liquid to splash. Make sure the soup is cooled before blending.

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