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Week 34 – The Cookbook Challenge: Cream of Pumpkin Soup

Week 34 Theme: Soups Cookbook Used: Home Cooked Author: Australian Women’s Weekly It came to “insect” week in the cookbook challenge, and I was insane packing mode. I couldn’t find anything I wanted to make that wouldn’t take up too much time. Then it kinda all just fell apart from there. But spending a day...

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Week 34 – The Cookbook Challenge: Cream of Pumpkin Soup
July 8, 2010
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Week 34 – The Cookbook Challenge: Cream of Pumpkin Soup

Week 34
Theme: Soups
Cookbook Used: Home Cooked
Author: Australian Women’s Weekly

It came to “insect” week in the cookbook challenge, and I was insane packing mode. I couldn’t find anything I wanted to make that wouldn’t take up too much time. Then it kinda all just fell apart from there. But spending a day bonding with my new kitchen, I thought I’d try a whole range of recipes from various cookbooks.

I decided to check out what themes I’d missed that I need to catch up on whilst everything was simmering away, and bingo! Soup was one of them. So whilst it isn’t the most creative take on the soup theme (I did want to make a caesar salad soup), it’s still a post!

Cream of Pumpkin Soup
40g butter
1 large brown onion, chopped coarsely
3 bacon rashers, chopped coarsely
1.5kg pumpkin (or butternut squash), chopped coarsely
2 large potatoes, chopped coarsely
1.25 litres chicken stock
1/2 cup double cream
1. Melt butter in large saucepan; cook onion and bacon, stirring, until onion softens. Stir in pumpkin and potato.
2. Stir in stock, bring to the boil; simmer, uncovered, about 20 minutes or until pumpkin is soft.
3. Blend or process soup, in batches, until smooth. Return soup to same cleaned pan, add cream; stir until heated through.
Serves 6.
 
 

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6 comments on “Week 34 – The Cookbook Challenge: Cream of Pumpkin Soup
  1. What's For Tea?

    Nothing wrong with busting out a classic! Yum!

    July 8, 2010 at 12:21 pm
  2. imasugarjunkie

    yummmm!! I love pumpkin soup!!

    July 8, 2010 at 1:57 pm
  3. Conor @ Hold the Beef

    This looks great, and I am a big fan of punkin soup, but…. caesar salad soup??? You have to do it! For us!

    July 8, 2010 at 4:28 pm
  4. penny aka jeroxie

    I like pumpkin soup but will love cesear salad soup! Do not tease!

    July 8, 2010 at 5:05 pm
  5. mademoiselle délicieuse

    Good to see you back and enjoying playing in your new kitchen. Now, have I seen Caesar salad soup in a Nigella Lawson cookbook?

    July 8, 2010 at 7:42 pm
  6. Iron Chef Shellie

    Hi What's For Tea? – Totally agree! They are classics for a reason!

    Hi Im A Sugar Junkie – yay! me too!

    Hi Conor – Ohhhh… okay, if you insist!

    Hi Penny – Alright, I'll try the salad soup soon!

    Hi Mademoiselle Delicieuse – It's a Valli Little cookbook. I'm not sure if Nigella does one as well!

    July 14, 2010 at 2:22 pm
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