Ingredients : 2lb/1 kg pumpkin (any), chopped into large chunks (remove skin and seeds) , 2 medium onions, sliced 2 cloves of garlic, 3 cups / 750ml chicken or vegetable stock, 1 cup / 250ml milk , Salt and pepper, crouton , parmiggiano reggiano cheese
How to make it : Combine all ingredients (except salt and pepper) in a saucepan and bring to boil, then reduce heat and let simmer until pumpkin is tender. Remove from heat and use a stick blender to blend until smooth. If you don’t have a stick blender, use a blender. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then serve with croutons and parmiggiano reggiano cheese .
Variations: For a richer finish, substitute the milk with cream, but add after blending and do not bring to boil.
Garnishes: Dollop of yogurt, sour cream or creme fraiche goes wonderfully.