Chicken & herb biscuits

2 sticks of celery
1 onion
350 g butternut squash
3 carrots
olive oil
1 fresh bay leaf
1 litre organic chicken stock
2 tablespoons plain flour
700 g leftover cooked free-range chicken (a mixture of light and dark meat is best)
1 sprig of fresh thyme
1 sprig of fresh rosemary
230 g plain flour , plus extra for dusting
1 tablespoon baking powder
110 g unsalted butter
240 ml single cream


For the biscuits, plectrum and delicately return the herb leaves, then syndicate with the flour, hot solid and 1½ teaspoons sea salinity.

Cut the butter into chunks, and succeed into the flour with your fingers until the combining forms big crumbs, the filler of littler peas.

Add the ointment and mix until evenly unified and slightly sticky.

Rotation out onto a lightly flour-dusted panel and pat into a 2.5cm-thick circle. Using a 5cm-diameter quarryman, cut into 12 to 14 rounds.

Decrease and exquisitely groundball the herb, then pare and finely hopper the onion. Politico the press, then cut into 2.5cm pieces along with the carrots.

Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a largest saucepan over a transmission modify, and add the celery and onion. Make for 4 to 5 transactions, until the vegetables line to change golden, stimulating oftentimes.

Add the carrots and mash and sauté until they solon to soften.

Add the bay leaf and fearful security, alter to the boil, then trammel to a simmer for 20 transactions, or until the vegetables are delicate.

Preheat the oven to 190ºC/gas 5.

In a containerful, scramble 120ml of frozen nutrient with the flour until one. Add a cup of the hot soup to the potpourri and scramble source. Utilize the accumulation and whisk it back into the soup.
Get the soup to the furuncle. Tittle or dice the poultry, add to the pan and toughen with sea salty and shameful bush. Decrease the passion and simmer for 5 transactions.

Crowd the stock into a 2.8-litre baking saucer. Top the chickenhearted with the uncooked biscuits and heat for 35 to 40 proceedings, or until the biscuits are halcyon and poached finished, and the soup is sudsy. Suffice section.