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Trompie's Terrific Butternut Soup :)

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Trompie67:
A favourite in our house!

3 kg or 4 medium Butternuts (Food Lovers Market sell them in bags - 1 bag is enough)!
Cinnamon
Paprika
Salt Pepper
Olive Oil
1 litre Chicken Stock
2 x 250ml Double Thick Cream
1 x French Loaf
1 Handful Parsley

Cut the butternuts in half, scoop out the seeds (keep to roast later).

Place open side up on a baking tray, rub with olive oil, sprinkle with cinnamon & paprika to taste. If you like spicy you can use Cayenne Pepper instead of paprika.
Roast in preheated oven at 180 degrees for 2 hours.

Remove from oven & scoop butternut out of the skin & into a big pot. Use all the oils/juices that have accumulated in the seed hollow as well.
Mash & then add the chicken stock, salt & pepper to taste - use white pepper as black or green pepper will discolour the soup with little green or black blobs!

Liquidise whilst still in the pot with a hand blender, then leave to simmer for an hour, stirring every now & then.

When ready to serve add the 2 tubs of cream, mix in with the hand blender & serve!

Take half the French Loaf & cut into 2cm thick slices. Smear a little olive oil & Basil Pesto onto each slice, roast in oven until they start to turn golden brown.
Take the remaining half, also cut into slices & butter them (not margarine, butter!).

Serve in bowls with a little parsley sprinkled on top of the soup & eat the bread at will! :)

BWS:
^^  :thumbs:

I do very similar, I top the butternut with marinated sundried tomatoes along with the rest of your ingredients when roasting

Trompie67:

--- Quote from: BWS on April 24, 2015, 08:13:53 AM ---^^  :thumbs:

I do very similar, I top the butternut with marinated sundried tomatoes along with the rest of your ingredients when roasting

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Sounds yum. Will give it a try - marinated in what?

BWS:
I buy them ready marinated. Usually in Olive oil, garlic and herbs etc. Mediterranean Delicacies is the brand I think

Trompie67:

--- Quote from: BWS on April 24, 2015, 09:00:43 AM ---I buy them ready marinated. Usually in Olive oil, garlic and herbs etc. Mediterranean Delicacies is the brand I think

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Thanks :). Will hunt this weekend!

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