This was the perfect excuse to get myself in the kitchen and make some of my favourite soup. With the dark nights cutting in and it being extremely cold; especially up in Newcastle, i don't think you can beat a warm mug of homemade soup.
So i had a little flick through some recipes and I found an old one i loved. Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash soup. This is probably one of the easiest soups i've ever made and its pretty much fool proof. I thought why not share the recipe & some yummy pictures with you guys to get your in the kitchen and making it yourself.
2 large sweet potatoes
2 large butternut squash\ seasonal squash
1 large white onion
1 1/2 pints of vegetable stock
1 tbsp cumin
salt/ pepper to taste
1: Obviously the first thing you're gonna need to do is chop up all your vegetables. I only ended up using two of each because i couldn't find a bigger pan. Obviously you can twist this recipe to how you choose. I find if you cut it all into an inch cube, it should only take around twenty minutes to actually cook.
2: Then mix one stock cube (i prefer vegetable stock cubes) with 1 1/2 pints of boiling water && mix the cumin into this. A lot of recipes will tell you to soften your onions first, just throw it all into the pan! I use this recipe all the time && it hasn't failed so far. Then pour the stock over the top, put on a medium heat && simmer until all your vegetables is soft.
4: Once its all blended and smooth you can eat it straight away or you can freeze it. I always find soup never lasts long in my house so it's usually consumed that day. It's also perfect to take to work && you can heat it up in a pan or in a microwave.
What's your favourite soup or homemade recipe during autumn?
Also if you make this soup i would love to see your pics/posts online.