Squash Veloute with Sliced Funghi and Biscuits

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Squash Veloute with Sliced Funghi and Biscuits
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Health Score:
7,8 / 10
1 hr 45 min.


For the cookies
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup butter (chilled and cubed)
1 egg yolk
1 tsp Poppy seeds
For the soup
cup butter
1 onion (peeled and sliced)
2 cloves garlic cloves (sliced)
1 large Butternut squash (or pumpkin, peeled, halved, deseeded and cut into chunks)
2 sprigs thyme
4 cups chicken stock (or vegetable stock)
cup single cream
For the salad
3.333 cups button Mushrooms
½ Red onion (peeled and finely sliced)
2 Tbsps extra virgin olive oil
½ lemon (juiced)
2 sprigs thyme
How healthy are the main ingredients?
Mushroomolive oilgarlic clovethymeonionButternut squash

Preparation steps

Preheat the oven to 180°C (160 fan) | 350°F | gas 4.
Make the cookies: Either rub the butter into the flour by hand or pulse in a food processor until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add the yolk and poppy seeds and mix until it starts to come together into a ball.
Roll out onto a lightly floured surface to about 2 cm in thickness and cut out circles with a cookie cutter. Lay on a lined baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes or until pale and cooked. Set aside on a wire rack to cool.
Make the soup: sweat the onion and garlic in the butter in a large pan until golden and soft. Add the squash and cook for five minutes, then add the thyme and stock.
Simmer for about 20 minutes or until the squash is tender. Allow to cool a little, remove the thyme stems then blitz in a food processor or with a hand-held blender until smooth. Season and stir in the cream. Set aside.
Make the salad: finely slice the mushrooms, then toss with the onion. Pour over the oil and lemon, then add the thyme and some seasoning and leave to infuse for 15 minutes.
To serve, reheat the soup without boiling and pour into bowls or bottles. Serve the cookies and salad alongside.