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Recipe – Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

When the weather is as miserable as it is at the moment (dark skies, wind, rain) there is only one solution…a bowl of hot, homemade soup!

This butternut squash soup is a favourite of mine. It is seasonal, full of flavour and by roasting the squash first, you get a lovely smoky taste too.

Ingredientssoup11

1 butternut squash, peeled and diced

Olive oil

Salt

Pepper

A pinch of dried sage

A pinch of chili flakes

1 onion, roughly chopped

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

About a litre of vegetable or chicken stock (depending on how thick you want your soup)

Half a cup of milk

How to make it

  • Place your butternut squash on a baking tray, drizzle with oil, salt and pepper then roast for about 30 minutes in a preheated oven at 180°C, Gas Mark 4, turning occasionallysoup7
  • In a large pan, sweat the onion and garlic in a glug of olive oil
  • Season well and add the butternut squash, sage and chilisoup9
  • Cover the contents in stock and add the milksoup10
  • Allow to simmer for 5 minutes then blitz with your blendersoup1
  • Serve with some goats cheese or stilton crumbled on top, or if you want a real treat then make some cheese on toast soldiers…heaven!

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About hannahhotcakes

My name is Hannah. I live near Bath in a lovely village in the Cotswolds with my husband Ian, the love of my life for the past 10 years, in our dream cottage. I have landed my dream job as a primary school teacher and I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing. I am a self-confessed foodie and I love to cook, bake, and eat out as much as possible. Here are some things I love: My friends and family, travelling, fresh flowers, good books, having breakfast on my balcony, horror films, Christmas, tea, Las Vegas, lie-ins, red wine, Liverpool FC, music, sausage dogs, Spain, rare steak, fashion, cheese, American TV series and camping. And here are my pet hates: People dressed as animals, whistling, being rushed, being made to wait, girls who act stupid to impress a man, spiders, sunburn and rocket (it comes with EVERYTHING!)

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