Measuring spoons and jug
Saucepan and lid
1. For a vegetarian option leave out the bacon and use vegetable stock.
2. Substitute the kidney beans with tinned cannellini beans or tinned chickpeas.
3. Serve scattered with finely grated parmesan cheese and serve with plain crusty bready instead of making the cheesey herb bread.
Using the saucepan
Supervision of stirring the soup over the heat.
Terms and Techniques
To partially cover a saucepan with a lid means to place the lid so that is slightly askew on the saucepan and not fitting properly. This prevents the mixture from boiling too rapidly