White Bean Purée

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Mile 8: A book about cooking

Mile 8

By David Higgs

Published 2018

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  • 125 g dried cannellini beans – or other white beans
  • 2 g garlic – sliced
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 30 ml olive oil
  • 125 ml hot vegetable stock
  • salt and white pepper


Soak the white beans overnight in cold water, then strain the beans and transfer to a pot. Cover the beans with water and boil until they are soft. Once cooked, strain the beans and transfer to a Thermomix jug or use a blender.

In a separate pot, lightly fry the garlic and thyme in the olive oil without colouring. Strain the oil and discard the garlic and thyme. Pour the oil inside the blender with the beans. Blend the beans until smooth and begin adding the hot vegetable stock. Add the stock until it begins to hold its shape.

Heat the Thermomix to 70°C and continue to blend until the purée is smooth. Season to taste with salt and white pepper.