This soup and broth mix can be used to make vegeta
This soup and broth mix can be used to make vegetarian dishes as well as soup. Lentils are healthy and are a great substitute for meat. As well as that, they are very filling. A good store cupboard essential, I wouldn't be without it.
I made scotch broth using this mix and it was deli
I made scotch broth using this mix and it was delicious, exactly like it should be. You can make meaty or veggie option. Very warming soup, good for winter and good for freezing for later (although if you are planning to freeze - probably better don't add potatoes, as they change the texture slightly when defrosted)
Excellent stew addition
Makes any stew not only warming but filling and creamy. I have only just started using it, but it will be in my cupboards permanently now. If I make too much stew, I put it in the fridge and have it as an evening supper, My stews are much better for using this rather than just pearl barley.
I soaked it over night, rinced it off & put it in the microwave on full power for 30 minutes in a bowl of boiling water! Then added it to a tin of tomato soup.... Delicious & I didn't need any bread!
Large peas did not cook quickly enough
There were some large peas that were inadequately softened even after I extended the cooking time of my soup. I will try another brand next time.
I bought this as I probably make soup at least 3 to 4 times a week and it seemed like it would be ideal to add this broth mix into some of the soups I make. Firstly it is so faffy, the mix has to be rinsed and soaked overnight and then boiled on the hob for 2 hours! But worse, it was absolutely disgusting, it looked like thick wallpaper paste and was a most unappetizing grey color. I have used the lentils and the split peas in my soup maker. Normally just give them a rinse and add to the soup, no hassle at all. In future I think I will continue to use the lentils and split peas but use the pearl barley in a can. It might be more expensive but I ended up chucking the broth mix away so a false economy really.
And ignore the packet instructions to drain after cooking - makes a lovely broth as it simmers, especially with some sauteed onion (and we added in a bit of ham as well)
This is great in soups, especially as a meat alternative. Also fantastic for sprouting for pet parrots! Very nutritious.