Iced Cucumber Soup

  1. Peel and slice 3 cucumbers.
  2. Put the cucumbers in a saucepan.
  3. Add 1/2 cup chopped green onions, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a sprinkle of pepper.
  4. Add 1 cup of water.
  5. Bring to the boil.
  6. Simmer for abut 15 minutes or until the cucumbers are soft.
  7. Mix 2 tablespoons flour and a little cold watter to make a smooththin batter.
  8. Add the batter to the saucepan.
  9. Add 2 cups hot water.
  10. Stir continuously until the soup comes to a boil.
  11. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  12. Add a pinch of cayenne pepper and more salt if needed.
  13. Strain the soup through a fine sieve.
  14. Press as much of the vegetable pulp through as possible.
  15. Add 1 tablespoon chopped chervil.
  16. Stir the soup over ice until it is cold.
  17. Stir in 1/2 cup heavy cream.
  18. Chill until ready to serve.
  19. Garnish each serving with a thin slice of scored cucumber.

List of ingredients required:

  • 3 cucumbers.
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped.
  • Salt.
  • Pepper.
  • 2 tablespoons flour.
  • Water.
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper.
  • 1 tablespoon chervil, chopped.
  • Ice.
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream.
  • Cucumber, scored.