Leek Broth is an amazing Welsh soup that is so packed with flavor that it explodes on the palate. Still, it warms body and soul. Another treasure of Wales.
Leek Broth

Leek Broth - Cawl Cennin
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Recipe type: Soups and Stews
Cuisine: British
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1/2 pound piece of bacon
  • 2 large leeks
  • 1 pound potatoes
  • 1/2 pound carrots
  • 1/2 pint milk
  • 2 teaspoons chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper
  • cheese (Cheddar works well or Caerphilly)
  1. Gently boil the bacon for 40 minutes.
  2. Skim off the fat.
  3. Peel and cut up the potatoes and carrots.
  4. Clean and chop the leeks. Add the vegetables to the bacon and simmer until they are tender-about 20 minutes. Add the milk and reheat but do not boil.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the parsley.
  6. Serve with grated cheese.

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