Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 12 mins
deliciously wonderfully healthy, including all my worst ingredients but the soup is lovely
- 1 large sweet potato, about 400g
- 1 large butternut squash
- 4 shallots or 3 onions
- olive oil
- 3-5 garlic cloves, unpeeled (depending on how much you like garlic)
- 850 ml vegetable stock (1 1/2 pints) or 850 ml chicken stock (1 1/2 pints)
- 125 ml rice milk or 125 ml cows milk or 125 ml single cream
- salt and pepper
- Cut potato, squash and shallots in half-length ways, brush cut sides with oil.
- Put vegetables, cut sides down in a shallow roasting tin. Add garlic cloves. Roast in preheated oven at 190c/375f/gas mark 5 for 40 minutes or till tender and light brown.
- When cooked ad cooled, scoop the flesh from the sweet potato and squash and put in pan saucepan with insides of the shallots. Remove the garlic peel and add the soft insides to the rest of the vegetables.
- Add stock and a pinch of salt. Bring just to boil, reduce heat and simmer, partially cover for about 30 minutes stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are very tender.
- Allow soup to cool the blend and puree until smooth.
- Return soup to sauce pan and stir in milk. Season to taste then simmer for 5-10 minutes until completely heated through. Eat with a spoon full of cream swirled for effect.
- For Vegetarian omit the Chicken Stock. For Vegan omit cows milk and single cream also.
6 garlic cloves made it too garlicy for us. We would have preferred the sweeter taste of the potato and squash. Next time I will reduce the garlic to 3 cloves. Otherwise it was really good....took longer than 20 min to prep though.