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Pumpkin & Squash Soup

Pumpkin Ginger Squash Soup

What better way to use up all those pumpkins after Halloween! It’s a welcomed treat on those cold and crisp days when you fancy something hot and delicious!

Pumpkin & Squash Soup ingredients:

  • 1 Small pumpkin
  • 1 Medium butternut squash
  • 1 Medium onion
  • 2 Celery stalks
  • 2 Carrots
  • 1 Litre chicken stock (or vegetarian if you wish)
  • Salt and pepper (to season)
  • Single cream (optional)
  • 50gm of Choc affair Milk Ginger chocolate (finely grated).

Pumpkin & Squash Soup Method:

  1. Gather all of the vegetables and chop them finely, this makes it quicker to cook.
  2. Heat a splash of oil in a large saucepan, add the chopped vegetables and cook until they have softened.
  3. Add the chicken stock to the vegetables and simmer gently for about 20 minutes.
  4. Using a hand blender, pulse until smooth. Season the soup to your taste with salt and pepper. At this point you can add the cream for a creamier soup, or not, it’s completely up to you.
  5. Serve your delicious soup into bowls, or for the wow factor, put back into the carved out pumpkin! Sprinkle a good size spoon of the grated chocolate on top, and serve with fresh bread and butter… enjoy!