Curried Roast Butternut Squash Soup
1 butternut squash, seeded and chopped into pieces
2 large onions, peeled and quartered
1 medium head garlic
6 cups vegetable broth
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon mild curry powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
Place squash halves and onion onto the prepared baking sheet. Wrap garlic in foil and set with other vegetables.
Roast in the center of the oven for 45 to 60 minutes, until the squash is tender. Remove from oven and set aside until cool enough to handle.
In a large stockpot, place squash, onions and garlic. Using a immersion blender, puree until smooth. Add vegetable broth if necessary. Stir in vegetable broth. Season with the bay leaf, brown sugar, curry powder, oregano, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil and simmer gently for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in yogurt. (I sometimes use coconut milk as a twist!)