Harry Potter Pumpkin Soup Recipe | My Harry Potter Kitchen II (Recipe #11)
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This week we're warming up with a magical dish designed for flu season!
We're heading back to Chapter Two of the Chamber of Secrets - 'Dobby's Warning' to see how Harry's getting on after the 'Pudding incident':
"The cat flap rattled and Aunt Petunia's hand appeared, pushing a bowl of tinned soup into the room"
Harry might be locked up in his room but that doesn't mean he can't have a tasty meal so this week we're brewing up a healthy homemade soup recipe.
Soup has got to be up there as one of the most heart-warming dishes that goes down ever better when you're feeling under the weather. With flu season upon us this Pumpkin soup recipe seemed like the perfect opportunity to share an easy soup recipe that will give you the boost you need
Our Harry Potter Pumpkin Soup recipe is packed full of vegetables - and vitamins - to banish colds, help you get your 5 a day, and have you feeling better in no time! Pumpkin, Butternut Squash and Carrots give this homemade soup its vibrant colour while also leaving it bursting with flavour!
Better yet this soup can be made in large batches and frozen so you can have a helping of Pumpkin Soup waiting for you whenever you need it!
Want to try making your own homemade Pumpkin Soup recipe? Follow the step by step recipe below to create your magical winter warmer!
Homemade Pumpkin Soup Ingredients
(makes 8 hearty servings)
1 red onion
3 celery sticks
1 tbsp butter
1 medium pumpkin
1 small butternut squash
1 red pepper
salt and pepper
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp coriander
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp mixed herbs
1 vegetable stock cube
up to 2 litres hot water
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 tbsp butter
sprig of fresh coriander
Begin by preparing your vegetable base (known as a mirepoix) by dicing your onion, carrots and celery into small chunks. Melt your butter in the pan and then add in the vegetables, stirring for 3-5 minutes until sweated and glossy. Season with salt and pepper.
Prepare the rest of your vegetables by peeling the pumpkin and butternut squash and then use a serrated knife to cut into chunks (Wizard Tip! Keep the seeds to one side for a quick and healthy topping). De-seed the pepper and chop into chunks too.
Add the vegetables into a large pan and stir through (Wizard Tip! If the pan is too crowded, consider splitting into two). Season the vegetables with mixed herbs, ground coriander and cumin, paprika, and turmeric. Mix well until evenly seasoned and then add in your stock cube and hot water. Cover and leave to simmer for 30 minutes
While the soup is simmering prepare your pumpkin seeds as a health crouton alternative. Drizzle oil into a pan and then add in your pumpkin seeds before seasoning with salt, pepper, and ginger. Mix until evenly coated and then roast in the oven at 180c (350F) for 15-20 minutes until golden.
Once the vegetables are soft and cooked through transfer into a bowl and use a hand blender to get a smooth soup. (Wizard Tip! If the soup is too thick for you add in some more vegetable stock)
Add in a knob of butter and stir through until melted to get a nice velvety finish. Season with any additional salt and pepper and pour into your bowls. Finish with a garnish of your roast pumpkin seeds, cream and coriander just before serving.
These homemade Pumpkin soup is a little Muggle secret with Wizarding World effects - whether you're feeling ill or just missing home, this recipe is sure to help! If you plan on recreating your own Pumpkin Soup I'd love to see how it turns out, share your pictures on Instagram using the hashtag #MyHarryPotterKitchen and follow @BradBakes - don't forget to tag me too!
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