Pump King Soup

There is a man who lives in the small country town of Marysville, Victoria. His name is Bruno, and he has the most incredibly beautiful, magical garden you have ever seen. This is mainly because Bruno makes incredibly beautiful, magical and sometimes amusing sculptures, and puts them in his garden.

This is one of them:

And this is my recipe for Pump King Soup:
(disclaimer: no pump kings were harmed in the making of this soup. in fact, providing you use a vegan stock, absolutely nothing was harmed in the making of this soup)

Take one medium sized pumpkin (about a kilo should do for feeding four or five people) and chop it up.

Also chop up 2 brown onions and peel half a head of garlic.

Put the lot in the oven at medium heat until they are deliciously soft and roasted.

While the roasting is occurring, add a cup of peanuts to a litre of vegetable stock and simmer over low heat.

When the oven goodies are ready, chuck them in the pot with the peanuts and stock.  Blend.

Add extra stock to thin the soup if necessary. Season with 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg and some freshly ground black pepper.

Serve with crusty bread and (if you are not of the vegan persuasion) sour cream to garnish.


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