24
Oct

Try at home recipe… Pumpkin Soup

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Last week our Wild Tots made delicious Pumpkin Soup with the remains of their Halloween creations! Pair with crusty bread and butter for the perfect Autumnal lunch.

 

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Ingredients

  • 1kg pumpkin
  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 700ml veg/chicken stock
  • 150ml double cream
  • 300mls of water
  • 2 tbsp of oil

 

Method

  • Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large saucepan, then gently cook 2 finely chopped onions for 5 mins, until soft but not coloured.
  • Add 1kg pumpkin or squash, cut into chunks, to the pan, then carry on cooking for 8-10 mins, stirring occasionally until it starts to soften and turn golden.
  • Pour 700ml vegetable or chicken stock into the pan and season with salt and pepper. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 10 mins until the squash is very soft.
  • Pour 150ml double cream into the pan, bring back to the boil, then purée with a hand blender. For an extra-velvety consistency you can pour the soup through a fine sieve. The soup can now be frozen for up to 2 months.