Now add the curry and cover all the ingredients with hot water or vegetable stock. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Return to the heat and cook for 20 minutes until all the ingredients are soft. Finally, blend the soup, add the cream and serve.
Useful tips and interesting facts
The difference between a cream soup and a velouté lies in the use of cream. In this velouté, cream serves the important purpose of blending the ingredients and flavours to produce a smooth mouth-filling texture. The addition of thyme to this recipe regales a touch of freshness and aroma to the palate. As for the apples, choose a cooking apple or a variety that is somewhat acidic and floury. With a view to minimizing kitchen waste wherever possible, don’t throw away the pumpkin seeds. Clean them well, by removing all the filaments, and dry them on absorbent paper. Transfer the seeds to an oven tray lined with greaseproof paper and pop in the oven at 160°C for about 40 minutes until they are completely roasted. You will have a crunchy and healthy snack, which is also suitable for garnishing your dishes or the velouté itself.
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You may choose to use a hot spicy curry powder instead of a mild one. To slightly mitigate the sweetness of the apple, you may add one diced potato. Your velouté can be served as a main course, but also in mini portions as a refined and light appetizer.