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Butternut Soup


Serves: 6-8 Portion


500g peeled Butternut cut into cubes

25ml Cooking Oil

10ml Butter

1 Large Onion, diced

2 Medium Potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes

2 Carrots, peeled and sliced

5ml Ground Ginger

5ml Ground Cinnamon

1 Litre Chicken Stock

250ml Milk

5ml Honey

2ml Paprika


Paprika for garnishing


  1. Heat oil and butter until butter has dissolved then add the Butternut, Onion, Potatoes, Carrot, Ginger and Cinnamon and cook on a low heat for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the Chicken Stock, Milk, Honey, Paprika and pinch of Salt.
  3. Bring to the boil, half cover the pot and cook until all the vegetables are soft.
  4. Take off  heat and let cool for about 5 minutes.
  5. Puree the soup mix and reheat a little, while stirring.

(Photo by Ahmet Guler)


About The PaperCup Kitchen

Hi there everyone. I am Nelmarie, but please call me Nel. I, like so many people out there enjoy cooking and baking. Food makes me smile and it makes my heart beat faster. The only place where I know I fit just perfectly, is in the kitchen. I have also enrolled in a few cake decorating courses this year and I think I have met my true love....not mentioning my Hubby now :D. It took me 36 years to find out what I want to do with my life and I can now say the answer is rather simple...Bake and then decorating what I've baked. I have started PaperCup in 2011 whilst we were living in Moscow, Russia. Living the life of an Expat can sometimes get very lonely and the blog has not only brought the whole world into my kitchen but I have met so many gorgeous Foodie Friends. I am so happy that I have taken the plunge and started PaperCup. I am not a brilliant writer, I am not a brilliant chef, I am not a brilliant baker BUT I do invite you into my kitchen, take your shoes of, relax, have a bite to eat and let's have a chat. A little more about me: Nelmarie Rennison, married to Christopher for 6 years, together for 12. Two lovely kiddies, Nicholas 3 1/2 and Allegra just over a year. South African, lived in Russia for two years and now loving living in the UK. Diagnosed with MS in 2000 and never felt better :D I am just as grateful for dust blowing in my eyes as I am for Angels sitting on my shoulders. I love my family, my friends, my life and I am grateful for each new morning. Looking forward to get to know you better xx

3 responses »

  1. …a couple of chunks of sour dough bread or ciabatta bread and dinner is served…:)

  2. Now you are talking my language 😉

  3. A good many vaualbles you’ve given me.


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