A perk from being a Dairy Judge (am I overdoing it yet?) is taking home your weight in prize winning cheese, ice cream and yoghurt! I brought home the most amazing ashed goats cheese from Ringwould Dairy. It didn't travel well once removed from its packaging, thus no pic, but the flavour didn't fail! Needed a quick lunch on Saturday, had some sensational speck and of course, the cheese, so this was a natural progression, and it was truly amazing! Now in the absence of Ringwould ashed goats cheese, please replace with a creamy, mild goats cheese, as opposed to a stronger more astringent variety.
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- 1 onion, peeled and halved
- 1 large clove of garlic
- 100 Grams streaky bacon or speck (plus extra for garnish)
- 1 medium carrot, roughly chopped
- 600 Grams peeled pumpkin with seeds
- 600 Grams water
- 2 Tablespoons veggie stock powder Baconnaise, Dulse And Me!
- 140 Grams creamy and mild goats cheese
Bake bacon for garnish in 200°C oven until crisp. Set aside.
Place onion, garlic and speck into Thermomix bowl and chop 3 sec/speed 7. Saute 5 min/Varoma/speed 1.
Add carrot, pumpkin and seeds and chop 3-4 sec/speed 6. Add water and stock and cook 15 min/100°C/speed 2.
Add cheese and puree 10 sec/speed 8-9. Adjust seasoning as needed.
Serve garnished with strips of crispy bacon and parsley sprigs to taste.