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Butternut Soup

Winter is creeping near, and what better to warm you up than a nice big bowl of Butternut soup.

Serves 6


  • 1kg butternut, peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 30ml  butter
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1½ litres chicken stock
  • 1ml cinnamon
  • curry powder to taste
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 ml smoked paprika
  • cream or natural yoghurt


  • Melt the butter, add the onions and garlic and fry till soft
  •  Add the butternut and chicken stock, bring to the boil, turn down the heat and simmer till tender
  • Flavour with the curry powder, salt & pepper and allow to cool slightly
  • Liquidize or mash until smooth, reheat and serve with a swirl of cream or yoghurt on top

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