Chunky Broccoli Soup

Chunky Broccoli Soup
3 cups cut up broccoli (about 1 pound)1 small carrot, shredded
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cold water
1 cup half-and-half
In a 3-quart saucepan, heat the broccoli, carrot, salt, pepper and chicken broth to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 6 to 8 minutes or until broccoli is tender.
In small bowl, mix flour and water with wire whisk until the flour is dissolved. Slowly add flour mixture to broccoli, stirring constantly. Heat to boiling over high heat; continue boiling about 1 minute, stirring constantly, until mixture is slightly thickened.
Stir in half-and-half. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until hot. Do not boil. Serve immediately.

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