Edinburgh Popfest
Mikie Daugherty

Mikie will provide a rip-roaring bio-type thing here soon.  But for now, how about a recipe for Borscht?


To serve
  • Handful chopped fresh dill
  • 2 free-range eggs, hard-boiled, chopped (optional)

Preparation method

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a low heat and gently fry the spring onions for 4-5 minutes, or until translucent.
  2. Pour in the stock and continue to cook over a low heat to warm through.
  3. In a separate lidded saucepan, cover the beetroot with water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 25-30 minutes, or until the beetroot is tender.
  4. Drain, allow to cool slightly, then carefully peel and cut the beetroot into rough pieces.
  5. Blend the beetroot, spring onion and stock in a food processor until smooth.
  6. Add the vodka, lemon juice, crème fraîche, and season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Blend again to combine.
  7. The soup can be served hot or cold. Stir in a spoonful of crème fraîche and sprinkle over the chopped dill and hard-boiled egg.