Lovely soup - great texture (didn't add the cream) and quite low calorie. I have no added suggestions or complaints!
Yummy--and a hit with the kids. I used more potato, vegetable broth (it was all I had), and just enough of it to cover everything. I pureed all of the soup and added cream to adjust thickness. I loved the addition of the cream!
I've made this a couple of times now and it's really good! I think that each serving needs more than a teaspoon of creme fraiche (usually at least a tablespoon). Beware of adding too much cayenne pepper.
I absolutely loved this soup. It was easy to make as well as delicious and healthy. I did add 1 extra cup of potatoes based on an earlier review and I pureed the whole soup rather than just one cup for a creamier taste. This soup was an A+ in my opinion.
This is a wonderfully delicious soup that I've made often over the past years. It freezes well and is nice to have on hand for entertaining. I sometimes add a little cream for more richness, although it doesn't really need it. The cayenne gives it a subtle warm undertone.
This soup is really tasty and I enjoyed making it. However, I think that I would either use more potato or slightly less stock as my soup came out a little more watery than I prefer. Other than that, it was delicious and I highly recommend this recipe. I also garnished it with a few broken pita chips in addition to sour cream (I didn't have creme fraiche) and that was good!
I have used this recipe since it was first published. I belong to a CSA and this time of year I have an abundance of leeks and potatoes - I cannot think of a better way to use them than making this soup. Also, though it is nice to have a hot bowl of soup on a chilly day, this soup is EXCELLENT cold. Really. The addition of saffron gives this soup an amazing flavor and color. Would recommend this for both family and company dinners. Elegant in its simplicity.