This is truly a super winner! You may think you don’t like squash, BUT give this a try and I promise you, you will make it often.
- 1 large butternut squash, peeled and cubed (1″ – 1 1/2″)
- 2 stalks celery, peeled and chopped
- 1 clove garlic, smashed
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 50 g butter
- 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 2 litres vegetable stock
- 1 tbsp. flour
- 250 mls whipping cream
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a large baking sheet, place cubed squash in one layer and bake for 45 min. Let cool, remove from pan and deglaze.
Heat a large pot over medium heat, then add 2 tbsp. vegetable stock. Now add the celery, onions, garlic, carrots and stir, cooking until soft.
Add the flour and continue stirring and cook a further 2 minutes. Add the stock , cream, squash and deglazed juice. Bring to a boil then turn down the temperature and simmer for about 50-60 minutes.
With a hand held emulsifier, (I call it a motorboat blender) blend until very, very smooth and strain*, making sure to press it all through. If there is any pulp, simply discard. Garnish with Creme Fraiche (recipe below).
* If you use your blender, you may have to strain this bisque, otherwise, it is not necessary. It is sooooooo smooth.
- 3 parts whipping cream
- 1 part buttermilk
Stir together until well combined. Put in a glass jar or container, cover with saran wrap and poke a few holes in the saran. Sit it on the counter for 2 nights then refrigerate for up to 1 week. (If this is summertime, only sit it out for 1 night).
This is truly sumptuous and oh, with the left over buttermilk, maybe your perfect husband will make pancakes the next day. Yup! mine did. Gotta love that man!