As soon as the weather starts to turn cold, I get a massive craving for soups and warm, comforting dinners. In the past two weeks I have made FOUR different soups – overkill perhaps? I want to share them all with you as I love them all and hope that you can all make these on your colder days and nights. I want to start with pumpkin soup as I have actually trialled this one THREE times (starting to sound a bit soup-crazy…almost soup-natzee-like – ‘No soup for you!’…I had to say it!)
This recipe is from Michelle Bridge’s Crunch Time book (I have mentioned this before). After some research, it turns out Michelle Bridges has shared this recipe with Better Homes and Gardens, so you can find it here.
It is super-easy to make, with very few ingredients.
The first time I made it was with a more mature butternut pumpkin and less liquid and this gave a great flavour and a lovely thick consistency. The second time, I used a younger butternut pumpkin and more liquid and the flavour wasn’t as good, and the texture was a bit thin for my liking. The third time was similar to the first, but with half butternut pumpkin and half kent – the result was still not as thick as I’d have liked, but better than the second time. And if you’re wondering about my extended knowledge of pumpkins, Husband has taught me everything he knows as he works directly with pumpkins on a daily basis – perhaps this sounds like the strangest thing so far!?!?
It was really lovely with the cumin in the soup and the coriander as a garnish. I adore natural yoghurt, so that made a lovely addition also.
What is your favourite pumpkin soup recipe?