Monday, 17 October 2016

Pumpkin carving & pumpkin soup

Hello everyone!
I hope you're well and ready to start a new week. It's only Monday today but I already can not wait for the next Sunday to come... Haha. It's just my favorite day when I can stay all day at home or go somewhere and do something fun. Yesterday I thought that I need to start to prepare for the Halloween. Usually I'm not too excited about but not this year. I think it's because I love autumn so much so all the decorations for the house just make me happy. And I can't wait for Christmas though. 
So yesterday I was carving pumpkin for the first time in my life! Even if I look so focused in the pictures it's was actually so easy. I'm not very artistic person so chose the easiest pumpkin "face" I could find on google. Haha. It looks super simple but I still love it. 
From the inside of pumpkin I decided to make pumpkin & bacon soup with maple syrup. Again- super easy and delicious! You can find the recipe down bellow. 

Pumpkin & bacon soup
Ingredients:
1 table spoon vegetable oil
50g butter
150g unsmoked bacon
500g pumpkin flesh
1,5l chicken stock
150ml double cream
3 table spoons pumpkin seeds, toasted
maple syrup, for drizzling
dills

Method:
In a large, heavy- bottomed pan, heat the oil with 25g butter. Add the onion and a pinch of salt and cook on a low heat for 10 mins or until soft. Add 60g bacon and cook for a further 5 mins until the bacon releases it's fat. Then increase the heat to medium, add the pumpkin and stock. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer, cover with a lid and cook for about 40 mins until the pumpkin is soft. Pour in the cream, bring to the boil again and remove from the heat. Blend the liquid until smooth and velvety. If there is any need add some more water and boil it again,
Melt the remaining butter in a pan over a high heat and fry the rest of the bacon with black pepper for 5 mins. Divide the bacon between all bowls and pour reheated soup. To serve, sprinkle over the pumpkin seeds, dills and drizzle with maple syrup. 
Enjoy!
So that's it for today. I hope it inspired you to buy a pumpkin and carve it yourself!
Have a good week,
Karolina
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8 comments

  1. I love carving pumpkins. I have yet to do the! And that soup looks so delicious! I have to try that!

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    1. You defo need to! Halloween is not Halloween without pumpkin carving!
      Thanks for coming!
      xxx

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  2. i hate carving pumpkins so much! i can't stand the smell haha

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    1. Haha I actually love the smell. Smells like autumn and grandmother's house to me!
      Thanks for coming
      xx

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  3. I love your pumpkin! The classic one never fails :)
    And your pumpkin soup!! It looks sooo yummy, I'm definitely doing all these before winter!
    xx

    Kaylee❤️ㅣJK's Dawn

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    1. Hey Kaylee,
      It's autumn's must to do! And you defo need to try this soup it's really yummy!
      Thanks for coming :)
      xx

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  4. The pumpkin and the soup look great. I still haven't carved a pumpkin yet so will be trying this out soon!

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    1. Thanks dear! You still have time... haha :))
      Thanks for coming by
      xx

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