Winter warmer

Shana and Damica's Delicious Pumpkin Soup

Mornings at Bedford’s Elizabeth Café are a busy but blissful time for the hospitality team - serving hundreds of people over two morning tea and lunch breaks.

Hot meals often include gourmet sausage rolls, lasagne and much more – but coming into winter, Shana, Damica and the team love to prepare wholesome winter warmers like their delicious pumpkin soup.

The girls have decided to share their signature pumpkin soup recipe with you!

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole butternut pumpkin (peeled, deseeded and diced)
  • 2 brown onions diced
  • 2 potatoes diced
  • 8-10 cups of vegetable stock or water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp all-purpose seasoning
  • Cream and parsley to garnish

Method:

  1. Combine pumpkin, potato and onion with vegetable stock in a pot
  2. Add salt, pepper and seasoning
  3. Bring to the boil, then simmer until soft, do not drain
  4. Let cool for a few minutes
  5. Blend all ingredients in food processor or use stabmixer
  6. Mix until smooth
  7. Taste, adding more seasoning if required
  8. Serve with 1 tsp of cream
  9. Top with parsley if desired
  10. Eat and enjoy

Serves: 6-8 people

Time: 1-hour preparation and cook time

Serving suggestion: Can be served with garlic bread or croutons