With the lowest temperature around 4c to 7c this week, it would be nice to snuggle in and enjoying a warm bowl of soup. This soup is similar to pumpkin soup. I had it in a French restaurant where the owner came from the Bresse region. The whole place is decorated with chicken that Bresse is famous for. I like the flavour of the sweet potato with the addition of cream served with herb butter toasts. This could be a light meal for my vegetarian day or a nice entree to serve before the main meal.
Sweet Potato Soup with Homemade Herb Butter Toasts
1 large sweet potato
4 medium washed potatoes
1/4 of a small onion
2 cups water
1/4 cup light cream
Salt and pepper to taste
Italian parsley to sprinkle
For the herb butter
250g butter, softened
4 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley
Mix the butter with the parsley till combined. Lay a piece of glad wrap onto the kitchen bench and add the butter mixture on top. Roll the butter mixture into a sausage shape and tighten the ends. Fridge until harden and slice into discs. Left over can be frozen until ready to be used.
Peel the potatoes and cut into chucks. Boil the potatoes and onion with 2 cups water until cooked. Leave cool a little.
Reserve half of the water. Blend the soup till smooth and return to the pan. Add the reserve water bit by bit and add the cream to the soup until it has a smooth consistency. Seasoned with
salt and pepper. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with herb butter toasts.
Cut 1/2 of the french stick into 3 cm thick, Place 1/2 of the butter disc on each bread. Place them
into a hot grill until golden. (It shouldn't take too long to grill, so don't leave your grill)