Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Butternut Squash and Bacon Soup

Now trying out something a tad different today, This soup is everything a soup needs to be, creamy, warming golden goodness.....with bacon. I'm a mum now so I like to keep you all well fed and happy! I adapted this recipe from one I found on The Londoner, take a peek here

You will need

1 butternut squash 

1 onion (preferably red)

5 carrots 

4 peeled cloves of garlic 

streaky bacon, roughly 4/5 rashers 

handful of sage leaves

sprinkle of chilli flakes 

sprinkle of thyme 

salt & pepper 

1 1/2 litre of vegetable stock 

olive oil 

1 loaf of crusty bread 

Start by pre heating your oven at 200C. Peel your butternut squash and onion then grab your carrots and give them all a chop. Throw all those lovely veggies into a baking tray, then add your peeled garlic (I keep mine whole). Slice your bacon and add that to the tray with a handful of sage leaves and sprinkle of thyme. 

Give everything a good mix about then add a sprinkle of chilli flakes, salt and pepper and drizzle it all in olive oil. Give it one more shake up then pop it in the oven, aim for 45 minutes  of roasting and having your house fill with the most amazing smell! 



Now throw your roasted gems into a blender and blast them whilst adding 1 1/12 litres of vegetable stock slowly until wonderfully creamy. If you don't have a blender, pop it all into a saucepan and get yourself a hand blender, do the same method of slowly adding the stock. 

You are ready to serve! Pop it into a bowl and wait for the 'mmmmmm's' or, perhaps try what I did and turn your yummy crusty bread into your bowl, adding some extra bacon on top obviously.... 

Huge apologises for the rubbish photo of the end result, however the soup was pretty much gone before I remembered to take a picture!

With thanks to the garlic and chilli flakes,this soup will help banish away any early signs of colds, sniffles and beginning of the week blues! Let me know if you give it a go and hope you enjoyed the different post today cake lovers xo 

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