It took a lot of time, and a lot of stained fingers, chopping boards, bits of julienned beetroot everywhere...
It looked beautiful.
Borscht with blini, soured cream and chopped sausages
My Beloved took a mouthful, turned to me and said...
"I've just remembered. I don't like beetroot soup......."
Sigh. Just as well I do I suppose.
He ate the sausages and some blinis, and I ate the soup.
Still loads left the following day, so I used my wand blender on it, and made a smooth version. Very nice indeed, and I would certainly recommend leaving the soup to mature for a day, as it was much more flavoursome on day two.
Smooth Beetroot Soup with buttered blini