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    Creamy Pumpkin Soup With Truffle Croutons: A Perfect Fall Comfort Food

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    Pumpkin soup is a favourite comfort food for many, especially during the chilly fall season. Its simplicity, combined with its delicious and nutritious profile, makes it a must-try. Whether you’re cosying up at home or planning a fall/winter picnic, this creamy pumpkin soup, paired with luxurious truffle croutons, will surely be a hit.


    • Pumpkin – 1 medium size
    • Sweet Potatoes – 1 medium size
    • Onion (I usually use shallot for its delicate flavour) – 1 pcs, medium size
    • Hot water – around 1,5 l
    • Cinnamon – 1/4 tsp
    • Nutmeg – 1/4 tsp
    • Olive oil – 2 tbsp
    • Butter (regular or lactose-free) – 1 tbsp
    • Salt and black pepper to taste
    • Half and half cream (regular or lactose-free) – to taste

    Cooking Method for Pumpkin Soup:

    1. Begin by cleaning and peeling all the vegetables. A sharp vegetable peeler works best for pumpkins. Carefully trim the edges, peel the top half, flip it, and then peel the bottom half. Slice the pumpkin in half and use a tablespoon to remove the seeds. Once cleaned, chop the pumpkin and sweet potatoes into rough pieces.
    2. Place a cooking pot on medium heat, adding both the olive oil and a knob of butter.
    3. Dice the onion and introduce it to the pot, ensuring regular stirring.
    4. After about 2-3 minutes, incorporate the diced pumpkin and sweet potatoes.
    5. Cook for a few minutes, stirring occasionally. Proceed to season with salt, black pepper, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
    6. Pour in hot water, ensuring the liquid covers all the vegetables and even sits slightly above them. Allow to cook for approximately 15-20 minutes on medium heat, or until the pumpkin turns tender.
    7. Use an immersion blender to puree the soup, achieving a smooth and creamy texture. Taste and adjust the seasoning and consistency as desired. If the soup is too thick, a splash of hot water would help.
    8. Bring the soup to a boil once more before removing it from the heat.

    For Truffle Croutons:

    1. Preheat your oven to 190°C / 375°F / 5 gas.
    2. Dice the bread into small cubes. This is an excellent opportunity to utilize stale or leftover bread.
    3. Drizzle the bread with olive oil and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
    4. Toast for 5-10 minutes on the oven’s middle shelf, ensuring you shuffle the bread occasionally for an even golden color.
    5. Once toasted, drizzle with truffle oil and allow to cool. The truffle oil adds a luxurious touch, but remember, a little goes a long way. If truffle oil isn’t available, any preferred oil can be a substitute.

    When serving, garnish the soup with a swirl of cream and the truffle croutons. For those on the go, consider pouring this aromatic soup into a thermos for a delightful picnic treat.

    Pumpkin soup

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    Yuliia Caliskan
    Yuliia Caliskan
    As someone deeply immersed in the marketing and PR industry, my journey has led me to the Content and Publication Director position at MonAme Magazine. Our magazine is dedicated to promoting sustainable travel, culinary excellence, and an active lifestyle. During my earlier professional years, I had chosen to become a medical doctor specialising in Dermatology. Even today, I remain passionate about the latest advancements in dermatology and cosmetology. My professional path has also taken me to the role of Communications Manager at a medical NGO, where I found immense fulfilment in contributing to the community dedicated to improving the lives of people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. My diverse experiences fuel my motivation to make a positive impact and share inspiration for sustainable lifestyle.

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