1. Place the stock, potato, fennel, garlic , onion , bacon, salt ,pepper and thyme  into the soup maker jug.
  2. Place the soup making blending lid on top and secure to the base.
  3. Select the ‘SMOOTH’ soup setting and then select the ‘START’ button.
  4. After cooking, remove the lid, serve and enjoy.
  5. Garnish with crispy fried bacon bits.