Wow! Halloween is coming. Do you want to make a different dish to celebrate? I think swamp soup is a delicious dish.You can make it. Firstly you need to prepare all kinds of ingredients. Such as purple carrots. If you can’t find them, replace them with purple cauliflower or broccoli. This soup is packed full of antioxidants, so you’ll be eerily glowing with health while still getting your scare-fest fix!
1. Make the witch’s fingers first. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and get a baking sheet ready.
2. Unroll the pie crust pastry and cut into eight rectangles. Roll each piece into a cylinder/finger-shape, then squeeze the pastry fingers so that you have a fatter bit in the middle (this will be the knuckle) and at the end (where the fingernail would be).
3. Score three lines across the “knuckles,” then brush all of the fingers with egg wash.
4. Place a small blob of tomato puree on the finger nail area, then place an almond on top of the tomato paste for the fingernails. Sprinkle a little bit of cheese on the fingers for flavor.
5. Place in the oven and cook for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Then take out of the oven and leave to cool slightly.
6. While the pastry fingers are cooking, heat the oil in a large saucepan and add in the onions. Cook for 3-4 minutes until softened, then add in the carrots, cabbage, potato, garlic, salt and pepper. Stir, then add in the hot stock.
7. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes, then turn off the heat and blend the soup using a stick blender. Stir through all but one tablespoon of the cheese and test for seasoning (add a little more salt and pepper if required).
8. Ladle out into four bowls and drizzle on the cream. To make the spider web, drizzle (or use a squeezy bottle) the cream in concentric circles, then drag a cocktail stick from the center to the outer edge of the bowl. Do this all the way around until you have a spider web pattern. Serve the soup with the still-warm witch’s fingers.