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08 Nov 2011 12:00 AM by Victoria Twead Star rating in Andalucia. 89 posts Send private message

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 A lovely winter warmer:

 

Pumpkin and Pancetta Soup

Serves 4

1kg pumpkin, peeled and chopped


1 garlic clove, crushed


1 onion, diced


2 potatoes, cubed


500 mls chicken stock


250ml cream


200g cured pancetta or bacon bits


Cracked black pepper


Olive oil

 

Method

In a pan, cook the onion and garlic until the onion becomes translucent.

Add the pumpkin and potatoes and cook for 5 minutes.

Add stock and simmer for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, dice the pancetta or bacon bits, lightly fry in another pan until crispy and golden brown.

Blend the soup in the pan using a hand blender.

Add cream and cracked peppercorns and mix well.

Serve up the soup and sprinkle very generously with the fried pancetta or bacon bits.

Enjoy with fresh crusty bread. 

Serves 4

 

Joe and I love this recipe - highly recommended!

Victoria :)

 



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09 Nov 2011 3:55 PM by EOS Team Star rating in In Spain of course!. 4015 posts Send private message

09 Nov 2011 6:21 PM by Sten46 Star rating in Hatton, Derbyshire &.... 243 posts Send private message

 

Or how about agreat Christmas cake receipe:-

Ingredients: 

* 2 cups flour 
* 1 stick butter 
* 1 cup of water 
* 1 tsp baking  soda 
* 1 cup of  sugar 
* 1 tsp  salt 
* 1 cup of  brown sugar 
*  Lemon juice 
* 4  large eggs 

*  Nuts 
* 2  bottle wine 
* 2  cups of dried fruit 

Sample the wine to  check quality. Take a large bowl, check the wine again. To be sure  it is of the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink. Repeat.  Turn on the electric mixer. Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy  bowl. Add one teaspoon of sugar. Beat again. At this point it's best  to make sure the wine is still OK. Try another cup... Just in case.  Turn off the mixerer thingy. Break 2 eggs and add to the bowl and  chuck in the cup of dried fruit. 

Pick the frigging  fruit up off floor. Mix on the turner.. If the fried druit gets  stuck in the beaterers just pry it loose with a drewscriver. Sample  the wine to check for tonsisticity. Next, sift two cups of salt. Or  something. Check the wine. Now shift the lemon juice and strain your  nuts. Add one table. Add a spoon of sugar, or some fink. Whatever  you can find. Greash the oven. Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try  not to fall over. Don't forget to beat off the turner. Finally,  throw the bowl through the window. Finish the wine and wipe counter  with the cat.
Go to  Tesco and buy cake. 

Bingle  Jells!

 

 Shteeve - Hic!


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09 Nov 2011 8:23 PM by Irene&Alan Star rating in Formentera del Segur.... 703 posts Send private message

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I´m going to be making this tomorrow!!!!





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10 Nov 2011 12:19 PM by Victoria Twead Star rating in Andalucia. 89 posts Send private message

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 Haha, Shteeve! Rove the lecipe. 

Victoria 



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10 Nov 2011 6:15 PM by EOS Team Star rating in In Spain of course!. 4015 posts Send private message

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He he...will be trying that one soon too Steve

Justin



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12 Nov 2011 7:13 PM by freddie06 Star rating in Ireland. 21 posts Send private message

Can you make this soup with something other than pumkin, can't find any pumkin on sale here in Ireland.





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12 Nov 2011 8:19 PM by Pitby Star rating in Andalucía. 1904 posts Send private message

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Would think butternut squash will replace the pumpkin quite well - give it a try!

 





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13 Nov 2011 2:59 PM by Victoria Twead Star rating in Andalucia. 89 posts Send private message

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 @Freddie06  I agree with Pitby - I think butternut squash would be a good substitute. Let us know if you try it.

Victoria  



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13 Nov 2011 7:21 PM by leema Star rating in Washington Tyne & We.... 655 posts Send private message

I have a huge butternut squash in the fridge, will try this tomorrow and let you know what it was like.



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14 Nov 2011 10:57 AM by Victoria Twead Star rating in Andalucia. 89 posts Send private message

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 Thanks Maureen - I'll be interested to hear how you got on.

Victoria



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14 Nov 2011 3:26 PM by leema Star rating in Washington Tyne & We.... 655 posts Send private message

Just made it and it's fab, only changes I made was I dried fried the onion and garlic as I am on a diet, didn't put the pancetta in as would have had to go out and get some but will next time. Also no bread with it as I don't eat wheat when dieting.

 

Dennis loves it.



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23 Nov 2011 4:01 PM by freddie06 Star rating in Ireland. 21 posts Send private message

Just delicious,





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23 Nov 2011 4:47 PM by Victoria Twead Star rating in Andalucia. 89 posts Send private message

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 Oh good! Glad it turned out well! I'm knee-deep in recipes for my next book at the moment, so any requests? Chicken? Meat? Fish? Veg? Drinks? (Ooops, all seem to be alcoholic...) We'll ignore the barbecue recipes for the moment, bit too chilly.

Victoria  :)



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