Pumpkin Soup Recipe
I had fun making what I call DIY Pumpkin Soup, where you present the cooked soup in the carved out pumpkin with a bowl of grated cheese and bacon bits on the side. As well as being yummy, it achieves good 'masterchef' style height...
- 1 x Pumpkin
- 1 x Bulb of Garlic
- 500ml / Pint of Vegetable Stock
- Paprika for Colouring
- Splash of Single-Cream for Creaminess
- Cheese for Grating
- Bacon for Chopping
How To Make Delicious Pumpkin Soup!
- Pre-heat oven to 200oC
- Cut a lid into the pumpkin
- Scoop out the pips and discard (or feed to a pet that wants it)
- Scoop out the pumpkin without breaking through the skin. I used a strong spoon and a short bladed knife. This takes ages!
- Test to see that the pumpkin shell is watertight. You'll be pouring hot soup in so its good to test with cold water for any leaks...
- Peel and roughly chop the garlic into a baking tray with the pumpkin flesh
- Season, sprinkle with paprika and splash with olive oil
- Roast the pumpkin mix for about 40 to 60 minutes
- In the meantime, grate the cheese, fry up the bacon and chop up roughly
- When the pumpkin in the oven ready, transfer the roasted goodness to a source pan and mix in the Vegetable Stock
- Leave to cool or a couple of minutes before liquidising nice and smooth
- Transfer the soup back to the pumpkin shell and put the lid back on to keep the heat in
- Serve to guests
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