Pumpkin Soup

An enjoyable pumpkin soup recipe that can be served any time of the year.

It can be made ahead of time and served cold in summer.

  1. Peel, Chop up and Roast the Pumpkin.
  2. Chop the onion finely and the bacon into blocks..
  3. Using a large pot, cook the chopped bacon until it starts to crisp and renders some fat.
  4. Remove the bacon from the pot and put aside.
  5. Saute the onion in the bacon fat until it becomes glassy.
  6. Add the pumpkin, stock powder, thyme, vinegar and water and allow to simmer for about 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from the heat and add the majority of hte cream, leaving a little for garnishing.
  8. Mix it through, then run the soup through a food processor and blend until it reaches a really smooth consistency.
  9. Return the soup to the heat briefly, and serve warm with a swirl of cream and some of the crispy bacon as a garnish.
  10. Alternatively remove it from the heat and allow it to cool down and serve cold.