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  1. 4 tb Butter

  2. 3 md Carrots, cut into small dice

  3. 3 md Celery stalks, cut into -small dice 1 md Onion, minced

  4. 3 tb Flour

  5. 1 1/2 c Chicken stock or canned

  6. -chicken broth 1/2 sm Cauliflower, trimmed and cut -into Florets (2 cups) 8 oz Mild cheddar cheese, grated

  7. -(2 cups); plus 2 oz Cut into small dice for -garnish (1/2 cup) 1 1/2 c Half-and-half

  8. 1/4 ts Cayenne pepper

  9. 8 ounces Swiss cheese for the cheddar cheese. Heat the butter in a large saucepan. Add the carrots, celery, and onion; saute for about 5 minutes until the vegetables are softened. Add the flour and cook over low heat until the flower is incorporated into the butter, about 1 minute. Stirring constantly, gradually add stock and then the cauliflower. Bring to a boil and simmer until the cauliflower is tender, or about 5 minutes. Stir in the grated cheese and cook for about 30 seconds until melted. (Do not bring soup to a boil after cheese is added or the soup will break.) Stir in the half-and-half; warm the soup over low heat. Season with cayenne pepper and 1 teaspoon salt or to taste. To serve, ladle the soup into warm soup bowls. Sprinkle each portion with the diced cheese and serve immediately. Makes

  10. 4 seervings.


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