Serves at least 10
4 pounds pumpkin, peeled, seeded and cut into small pieces
6 garlic cloves
4 onions, chopped
4 tomatoes, chopped
10 cups vegetable or chicken stock
1 cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons honey
6 bay leaves
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon marjoram
Salt and white pepper to taste
2 cups heavy cream, (or 1 cup yoghurt and 1 cup sour cream + extra honey)
Place all ingredients, except the cream, in a large pot, and simmer until the pumpkin is soft. Remove the bay leaves.
Purée mixture in batches with a mixer or in a blender. Return the purée to the pot and on low heat, stir in the cream. Carefully heat the soup through, making sure it does not come to a boil.
A mild and smooth soup with a Caribbean flavor. Serve as a starter or with some sourdough and a nice cheese make it a main course. Please note: only nice cheeses allowed!