Mum’s pumpkin soup with delicate flavours

About this, Mum says: “Easily my favourite soup for those cooler, not quite winter days. It’s ideal if suddenly you realise one of your stored pumpkins is showing a little rot. So as not to waste the whole pumpkin, remove the bad bits and soup the rest."
Pumpkin soup with delicate flavours
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1.Melt the butter in a large saucepan and add in the vegetables. Coat them in butter and cook for about 5 minutes. Add the spices, ginger and orange zest, stirring through the vegetables and cooking for a few more minutes before pouring in the stock. Gently simmer the vegetables until tender – about 30 minutes. Take off the heat and blend with a stick blender until smooth. Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed.
2.Just before serving, stir in the orange juice, ladle it into your soup bowls and top with sour cream, pumpkin seeds and chives (if you like). Serve with a warmed [bread roll](|target=”_blank”).

The spices and orange take this soup from clumsy to amazingly delicate and I love it!


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