Cream of Sweet Corn Soup

My Favourite Soups

Cream of Sweet Corn Soup myfavouritepastime.com_1686Do you love bacon the way I do? I always look for an excuse to fry and eat some bacon. This time I decided to make cream of sweet corn soup, topped with some crunchy, crumbled, bacon. If you don’t like the fatty, streaky bacon, from the pork belly, you can use the back bacon, also known as Canadian bacon, which comes from the loin. It’s very lean, and meaty with less fat, compared to the streaky bacon. You can also use the cottage bacon made from the lean pork meat from the shoulder. I used half and half (10% cream) in this recipe but you can use the double cream (35% cream) if you wish or even the light cream (5%) used for coffee. The soup tasted extremely nice and I hope if you ever try it, you’ll love it too.

Cream of Sweet Corn Soup myfavouritepastime.com_1690Please note that I shall be taking some time off the blog to attend to some pressing issues. I shall continue posting automatically via the dashboard but will only respond to your messages from 15 May 2014. Meanwhile, I want to thank you in advance, for liking my post(s) or leaving a message. I wish you a happy blogging and the best of times!

  • Ingredients
  • 40g (1½oz) butter
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3 medium potatoes diced (1½ cups diced, 250g)
  • 1 bouillon cube
  • 25g (1½oz, 2½ tablespoons) all-purpose (plain) flour
  • 1000ml (4 cups) milk
  • 1 x 540ml (19fl oz) can sweet corn, drained
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ teaspoon dried chilli flakes (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 160ml cream (⅔ cup cream) (I used 10% cream = half & half)
  • Crumbled fried bacon to garnish

Cream of Sweet Corn Soup myfavouritepastime.com_1155Melt the butter in a pot (pan) add the onions and cook 5 minutes, without browning.

Cream of Sweet Corn Soup myfavouritepastime.com_1157Add potatoes and bouillon cube

Cream of Sweet Corn Soup myfavouritepastime.com_1159and cook 2 minutes.

Cream of Sweet Corn Soup myfavouritepastime.com_1160Stir in flour

Cream of Sweet Corn Soup myfavouritepastime.com_1163and cook 2 minutes,

Cream of Sweet Corn Soup myfavouritepastime.com_1167then gradually add 3 cups milk, stirring constantly. Bring to the boil, add sweet corn, bay leaf, salt and pepper to taste and chilli flakes (if using) and bring back to the boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until potatoes are cooked.

Cream of Sweet Corn Soup myfavouritepastime.com_1186Discard bay leaf, blend half the soup until smooth. Return to the pot, stir in cream,

Cream of Sweet Corn Soup myfavouritepastime.com_1687serve sprinkled with bacon. (If the soup is thick, add more milk)

Cream of Sweet Corn Soup myfavouritepastime.com_1691The soup tasted very nice

Cream of Sweet Corn Soup

Preparation Time: 20 minutes; Cooking time: 30 minutes; Serves: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 40g (1½oz) butter
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3 medium potatoes diced (1½ cups diced, 250g)
  • 1 bouillon cube
  • 25g (1½oz, 2½ tablespoons) all-purpose (plain) flour
  • 1000ml (4 cups) milk
  • 1 x 540ml (19fl oz) can sweet corn, drained
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ teaspoon dried chilli flakes (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 160ml cream (⅔ cup cream) (I used 10% cream = half & half)
  • Crumbled fried bacon to garnish

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a pot (pan) add the onions and cook 5 minutes, without browning.
  2. Add potatoes and bouillon cube and cook 2 minutes. Stir in flour and cook 2 minutes, then gradually add 3 cups milk, stirring constantly. Bring to the boil, add sweet corn, bay leaf, salt and pepper to taste and chilli flakes (if using) and bring back to the boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until potatoes are cooked.
  3. Discard bay leaf, blend half the soup until smooth. Return to the pot, stir in cream, serve, sprinkled with bacon. (If the soup is thick, add more milk)

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

30 thoughts

    1. Thanks, Sophie. You’re such a dynamic cook…I really admire your energy and enthusiasm. Thanks for making the soup. you’ve made my day!!! Wish you a wonderful weekend!
      Liz

  1. I am up early this morning and the grandkids are visiting. So I decided to make your soup to have on hand for their lunch. Thanks for the recipe. Also thanks for following me.

    1. Hi,
      Thanks for making the soup. Did you like it? I hope the grandkids loved it. Thanks so much for the feedback and wish you a wonderful Sunday!
      Liz

    1. Hi Mama D,
      I’m back and now trying to catch up with messages. I hope everything has been great for you! I missed you too! Enjoy your weekend!
      Liz

    1. Hi Aunt Juju,
      I am back from the time off. Thanks for loving bacon like me! I wish you a wonderful weekend. Mine is great and I’m now back to blogging, again!
      Liz

  2. Trying to catch up, sporadic wifi enroute north. We are now in Reno and have contributed to the casino! Hope everything is ok at your place Liz. Love the soup recipe, into my Liz inspired file it’s going too!!! Take special care.

    1. Hi Sandy,
      Thanks for having a Liz inspired file. You make me feel so special. Don’t worry about the internet etc just enjoy your holiday. I took some time off, but I’m back again. Hope things are great for you. I’m trying to catch up on the messages! Enjoy the weekend!
      Liz

  3. Oh my! This looks so amazing! I am very excited about this post, I mean really excited! I hope we can try this soon. Although with this move, we haven’t had many meals at home.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    Hugs!
    -Kloe

    1. Hi Kloe,
      Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for the kind and encouraging words. I hope you get to settle down and try the soup sometime. I wish you a happy weekend!
      Liz

  4. I think I have shared with you before that soup are not my favourites (I think last time I made a soup was somewhere last year when my neighbour was ill and needed strengthening with chicken soup) But I despite that I have to say that this recipe is calling to me. I love how velvetly the soup looks. And really, bacon makes everything tast fabulous 😉

    1. Hi Afra,
      Soup is one of my favourites because it’s easy to make and great for a quick lunch. Thanks, for complimenting the soup. It tasted great. I hope you are enjoying the weekend!
      Liz

  5. I love bacon! This looks very rich. Never had cream of corn soup with the flavor of bay leaf before. Will give this a try someday! Hope you accomplish your tasks! 🙂

    1. Hi Lyn,
      I’m back after my short break. I love bacon too…you should try sweet corn soup. It tastes awesome. I wish you a wonderful weekend!
      Liz

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