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    Friday, March 07, 2008

    Yellow Squash Soup for International Women’s Day

    Yellow is the flavour of the month. The excellent Livestrong Event and now Zorra is also using Yellow as the inspirational colour for International Women’s Day Read about it here on her blog.

    So as luck would have it I have been cooking a bit with yellow food and I can dedicate this post to the event.
    Asha from Foodies Hope made this herb bread

    Click here for the recipe

    It is an Herb Swirl Bread

    You make the dough.
    Let it rise
    Roll it out and brush it with this lovely herb oil mix
    ¼ cup butter, softened I used olive oil
    strong>1/3 minced fresh parsley or ¼ dry parsley
    1 tablespoon minced chives
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    ½ teaspoon cumin powder
    ½ teaspoon salt
    ¼ teaspoon dry red chilli flakes

    Then roll it up like as for pinwheel scones

    Rise again another hour

    Bake 190C 20-25 minutes

    So to accompany this bread
    I made soup

    So Simple Butternut Squash Soup

    Cut up 1 butternut squash
    Remove seeds
    Cut up into chunks
    Cut up a large onion
    Toss all in olive oil and season with salt & freshly ground black pepper
    Roast 190C till fork tender

    Remove skins and pop into a pot
    Cover with chicken stock
    Simmer about ½ hour

    With a wand blender puree till smooth

    Garnish with strip of sautéed red pepper
    And to make it special
    Drizzle with leftover herb oil

    An excellent soup and fabulous bread
    All So So Simple


    Asha said...

    Soup and bread, what more could you want? Excellent Gilli. Happy Intl Women's day to you too. I made 2 two food for both events, check FH!:)
    Enjoy the weekend.

    So So Simple said...

    Asha thanks for the bread recipe it was lovely

    Anonymous said...

    The bread looks amazing - having all those wonderful herb flavors inside the dough like that must make for a really nice flavor burst. And butternut squash soup is one of my favorite soups - great combo!


    zorra said...

    Both looks delicious. Thank you for your participation in IWD.

    Unknown said...

    I hope you ate them when it was not in the heat, Gilli! hehehe. Have a great trip!!

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