14 October 2010

Warming Pumpkin Soup

A warming pumpkin soup right now sounds like a great idea!
As the temperatures are dropping eating something warm for lunch instead of the usual salad feels just right.

There are a lot of different recipes out there. Almost every cookery writer has there own version.
Delia Smith call hers Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Melting Cheese. 
Jamie Oliver has his version of roasted pumpkin soup. 
Martha Stewart of course has one as well, that she calls Harvest Pumpkin Soup.

The basic recipe is more or less the same and very easy to make. What can vary is the seasoning, the fat content and how smooth you like your soup.
They say that the harder your pumpkin is to cut, the sweeter and firmer it's flesh will be and the more body and bite your supper will have. 
So.....a  word of caution!! Please, be careful when you cut the pumpkin!

I was surprised that one of my favorite food writers Nigel Slater did not have a pumpkin soup recipe in his latest book Tender. It is a cook book full of recipes where he uses vegetables from his own garden.
He has a lot of other wonderful recipes though that is worth trying!


Madelief said...

Hi Ingrid,

Pumpkin soup is one of my autumn favourites. I especially like the soup when it has djintan, ketoembar and djahé as ingredients!

Delia Smith and Nigel Slater are both two of my favourite food writers as well. I especially like the books Nigels Slater wrote about his childhood. They are a great read!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Anonymous said...

This stunning photograph alone will have me carving my pumkins today:) The soup sounds very inviting...

Sanne said...

Dear Ingrid,

I love pumpkin soup and our neighbour always brings me the half of a very big pumpkin...I´m looking forward to this and then I try to to the same decoration as you...it looks beautiful !!!
Have a great autumnweekend,
best wishes,

lisa said...

I love pumpkin anything, and this is definitely next on my to-do list. It will be perfect, as this weekend we are supposed to be having some very cold weather.

Madame C said...

Underbart gott ser det ut. Fantastisk bild! Ska kika in på de olika recepten för det där måste ju bara testas:)
Ha det gott,

Anonymous said...

Dear Ingrid, I do like soup at all times of the year! I virtually live on Gazpacho in the summer, I love early spring vegetable soup and, as you say here, there is nothing quite like Pumpkin soup for autumn. It is so gloriously comforting on chilly days.

cat said...

Mmmm, love it!
Ha de gott. Catarina

Frances said...

Ingrid, you have got me thinking that I just might make some pumpkin soup soon. Last weekend I made a delicious apple crisp/crumble with apples from the farmers market, sugar, butter, a bit of flour and a fresh supply of cinnamon.

Maybe that cinnamon might become part of some pumpkin soup? I can go to the farmers market again this Saturday.

Best wishes.

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet Ingrid, i love soup of all kinds and pumpkin soup is really yummie! I should try to make some pumpkin soup some time one of these weekends! Loving your gorgeous gorgeous photo...it's making me drool for some pumpkin soup now. Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to yoU!

Katarina said...

Jag köpte en Butternut-pumpa i helen som jag skall använda till soppa. Har aldrig testat förut, så det skall bli spännande!

Home and Lifestyle said...

I've never eaten this soup and I have no idea how it tastes. But I am curious now!

Wish you a lovely weekend! Warm regards, Ingrid

guild-rez said...

Pumpkin soup? I love the soup.
I use Hubbard or Golden sqash for my soups add ginger for a lovely taste. Pumpkin or sqash is not just for soups, can be used in many recipes!!
- Cheers Gisela.

The Garden Ms. S said...

Dear Ingrid, your picture of pumpkin soup is so inspiring. Now I am craving some, with ginger and allspice, maybe a little shredded coconut and toasted almond slivers on top. Yum!

Have a great weekend! :)

Carol said...

Your photo is so inviting Ingrid... well, all of your photos are. This one however warms the viewer with the image of hot soup. The color of pumpkin is so gorgeous and perfect to represent fall. I make acorn squash soup but must try pumpkin too this year. Have a lovely weekend. ;>)

september cottage said...

Good morning Ingrid!!!!

AS a soup LOVER - I really really enjoyed your post - an how ODD, that Nigel Slater does not have a recipe in his book! I am surprised!

Beautifully photographed, it makes me want to eat it NOW! (Soup for breakfast? Maybe not :)!)

Visited Woodbridge with a friendly yesterday and we had a pumpkin and coconut soup for lunch (outside!) - which was just YUMMY!!!!

Enjoy your weekend!!! It looks like a gorgeous autumnal day up here!


Jess said...

Looks yummy! I love the photo, it feels like fall.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ingrid, what a great blog you have here, and your photos are just perfect! I love pumkin soup, I especially like it with a bit of curry and cinnamon.
Warm regards, Anna

Henrietta said...

What a delicious soup set up. If I could have this kind of soup set up in the restorant I would bay extra.

Georgianna said...

Hi Ingrid, I adore pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie, anything! In northern Italy once I had pumpkin ravioli which was so incredible I still think about it. Your photo and arrangement are gorgeous as always! xo – g

Anonymous said...

I'm about to make my own pumpkin soup this week; how essential is it to use your own stock.. I never have any "some I made earlier" to hand but I loathe the idea of using pre-bought.

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