Lovely warming and healthy soups should be a staple recipes in every kitchen. It is also a great way to add more vegetables to your diet and up any spare vegetables lurking in your fridge.
Here is an easy soup recipe with a little added luxurious twist with the addition of chestnuts and double cream. Butternut squash makes the soup taste quite sweet and the stock gives it a savoury flavour. It takes minutes to make and with a few additions, can be one you will keep on making.
Chestnut and Butternut Squash Soup
- 140 g Peeled chestnuts tinned is fine
- 140 g Diced fresh butternut squash peeled
- 430 ml Vegetable stock
- 140 ml Warm whole milk
- 20 ml Double Cream
- Place the chestnuts, squash and stock in saucepan and bring to the boil.
- Reduce to a simmer. Cover and continue to simmer until the squash is tender, about 15 minutes.
- Turn off the heat and puree the soup with a blender until very smooth.
- slowly whisk in the milk.
- Return soup to the heat and warm through.
- Whisk in the thyme, nutmeg and cinnamon. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Serve and add a swirl of cream to each serving.
This recipe is taken from a new cook book by Gracewell nursing home in Chingford . The book has a collection of easy to cook and healthy recipes that you can cook with ease and doesn’t require a lot of fancy kitchen equipment. You can read more about it here.