Butternut Soup

With Winter around the corner warm, comfort food is all I feel like eating. Soup is an obvious choice because it is filling, warm, and generally relatively easy to prepare. However, I am a bit of a fussy eater and when it comes to soup I am even worse. Butternut soup has been my favourite for as long as I can remember but I also only used to buy the one from Woolworths. As I now live in Poland and don’t have a Woolworths to go to (insert crying face here) I decided to just make my own butternut soup. It turned out to be delicious so I decided to share this super easy recipe with you.

INGREDIENTS

1 butternut

3 cloves garlic

1 small onion

10ml oil

Salt

Pepper

700ml water

METHOD

  1. Cut the butternut into quarters, take the seeds out, and boil for a few minutes to soften the skin (skip this step if your butternut is already peeled).
  2. Peel the butternut and cut into cubes.
  3. Place butternut into a bowl with oil, salt and pepper and mix together. You can add more or less of these ingredients depending on your personal preference.
  4. Place on a baking tray and bake at 200°C until the butternut is soft.
  5. Cut onion and garlic into small pieces and fry until cooked.
  6. Place the butternut, onions, garlic and water into a pot and boil for about 3 minutes.
  7. Use a stick blender to blend until smooth.

This soup turned out to be very thick and had to be eaten with a spoon which I loved but if you would like soup that is a bit runnier just add more water until you are happy with the consistency. You can also add more salt, pepper, or other spices to the soup during blending if you would like a stronger flavour.

I ate this soup with a herb baguette from Tesco which was absolutely delicious and went very well with the flavour of the soup but you can eat it with any bread if you enjoy that!

Are you a fan of soup? What is your favourite soup to eat? Let me know in the comments!

Love,

Kirsty x

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