Spinach Soup

1 pound fresh cleaned and chopped spinach
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 tbsp plain all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
pepper to taste
salt to taste
2 cups water for boiling

Boil the chopped spinach in salted water for about 15-20 minutes. Drain, leave to cool for 10-15 minutes, then puree. Melt butter in skillet, add the flour, stir well, cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the pureed spinach. Add the milk and 3/4 cup of the water in which the spinach was cooked. Simmer for 5-10 minutes and season with pepper.

Makes 4 portions

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