DELICIOUS: Butternut soup


500g butternut, peeled and cubed  

1/2 onion, peeled and finely chopped 

2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped or grated 

3 cups chicken stock 

Salt and pepper

1/2 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp paprika 

1 tbsp butter 

1/2 cup cream 

Some cream for garnish 


Boil all ingredients, except the cream and butter, till soft. 

Now add cream and butter and blend with a blender till smooth. 

Garnish with a little cream.

To take it to another level, drizzle with feta cheese or some chilli oil. 

Tip: To make your own chicken stock , simply simmer 2-3 pieces of chicken for an hour in water adding some salt, black peppercorns, a bay leaf, half an onion and a little garlic. 

Strain off the liquid and take a spoon to remove any fat and there you have chicken stock.

Recipe: Cape Malay Cooking with Fatima Sydow