I love homemade soup, it's my favourite thing about autumn. Tomato, cauliflower, broccoli & stilton, mushrooms, nothing is safe from my evil glare & stick blender! So I decided to turn Mr Pumpkin into Mr Pumpkin Soup, with the help of my beloved slow cooker.
Half a medium sized (carving style) pumpkin. Preferably the non-carved half!
1 litre stock (veg or chicken, up to you)
Two big pinches dried thyme
Large “end of a teaspoon” of dried cumin
Peel the pumpkin & chop into matchbox sized chunks.
Dice the onion
Put all the ingredients into a slow cooker for 1 hour on high, then switch off & attack with a stick blender to turn the pumpkin chunks into soupiness.
Turn slow cooker back on low, and stir occasionally until you’re ready to serve.
Add a swirl of crème fraiche & serve with crusty bread.
(N.B. If you haven't got a slow cooker, it'll work just as well in a saucepan on the hob, and probably cook a bit quicker, but you'll need to stir it more often to avoid burnt bits at the bottom)
|Mr Pumpkin Soup|