Sunday, 13 January 2013

Butternut Squash Soup

When it's cold and miserable outside and you fancy something filling and yummy that won't leave you feeling like a fat heffer, butternut squash soup is the way to go. Creamy, warm full of vitamins and v.good for you. Here's how:

You will need:
1 Large Butternut Squash (peeled and diced)
1 Large Onion
2 Garlic Cloves
Heaped tablespoon of Mixed Spice
Vegetable Stock Cube

Chop the onion and garlic and add to a hot saucepan to dry fry (I used a few squirts of fry light but you can skip this if you like). Add around 100ml of boiling water to help it sweat. Let it simmer until the onion softens.

While your waiting, make a jug of vegetable stock by stirring a crushed vegetable stock cube in around 600ml of hot water.

When the onions are soft, throw in the diced butternut squash and the mixed spice. Pour in the vegetable stock and simmer until it goes all mushy (this should take around 30 minutes

Use a blender to blend the ingredients until you get a smooth consistency.

 Pour into cups/bowls and serve. Yummy!

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