Monday, 24 November 2014

fuss free comforting soup

As the weather gets cooler during this rainy season, my thoughts turn to warming stews, porridge and soups. With my kitchen helper the Bosch MaxoMixx hand blender set, I am now able to make thick, creamy soup with great ease.

I have been making this fuss free Pumpkin soup ever since I store the handy MaxoMixx hand blender in my kitchen drawer, alongside with my daily cooking utensils. This handheld device is indeed so much easier to clean, store and retrieve than a stand blender. Besides blending soup, it is very convenient for making smoothies as I can use it to purée fruits right inside the serving cup.

This pumpkin recipe calls for just a few basic ingredients which is readily available at the local supermarkets. The soup is quick and easy to put together with just a few simple steps. To reduce the cooking time, I cut the pumpkin into thin slices instead of cooking them in chunks. The most difficult part of preparing this soup is 'peeling' or removing the skin of the pumpkin (^^!)

It takes only about a couple of minutes to cook the onions and not more than 5 minutes to cook the pumpkin till soft...

and under a minute to purée the mixture till smooth...

Fresh milk is added to lend it a nice creamy flavour and it is a healthier option than to use thickened cream or double cream.

The soup is ready when it starts to simmer and comes to a full boil. Season with a pinch of salt and some pepper and it is all ready to be served.

This warm and comforting pumpkin soup is really delicious. The soup is thick and yet doesn't taste rich or greasy. Nothing beats a bowl of hearty homemade soup that is pleasing to the palate and enjoyed by both young and old in the family.

Easy Pumpkin Soup

(serves 2)

600g pumpkin
25g yellow onions, chopped
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 cup water
1 cup fresh milk
pinch of salt

  • Peel and deseed pumpkin, cut into thin slices.
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan. Cook the chopped onions on low heat for about 1 to 2 mins, until soft. 
  • Add the sliced pumpkins and give it a few quick stir. Add in the water and bring to a boil. Leave to simmer for about 5 mins, stirring occasionally until the pumpkin turns soft.
  • Turn off the heat. Using the Bosch MaxoMixx hand blender, purée the pumpkin using speed 4 until the mixture becomes well blended. 
  • Turn to medium-low heat and add in the milk, stir to combine. Bring to a boil and season with salt and pepper. Serve with croutons or pumpkin seeds or crusty bread.


The Experimental Cook said...

Sigh. I have always wanted to have this gadget but cannot find a reason to buy something my food processor and blender can do. So cool to blend it stuff in a cup.

PH said...

What a yummy soup made with my favourite pumpkin! The immersion blender is so nifty but I have too many gadgets already and that's why I refrained from buying it.

What's Baking?? said...

A hearty soup.. I don't mind a bowl please ��

Happy Homebaker said...

Kitchen gadgets are so tempting and the good ones really make tasks easier. You can start hinting to your hubby since xmas is around the corner ;)

Happy Homebaker said...

I read your blog, if I am not wrong, you are the type who will get attracted to kitchen gadgets than fashion accessories :):)

Happy Homebaker said...

You can have two ;p

Angelic Heart~ said...

i wish i can try the recipe immediately... love your very handy blender.

Unknown said...

A comforting type of soup especially when weather is turning cold now :)
Gonna try it!

sherlyn said...

I have yet to try the stick blender to make soup. The kids have been asking for mushroom soup but I hate to buy cream for that! I guess it should be time to try it out with milk (and using the stick) ....

Happy Homebaker said...

For the exact same reason, I have not made mushroom soup. I think mushroom soup may not taste good with milk??

Happy Homebaker said...

Hope you will like this recipe :)