Yet another Friday and we're cooking from the cookbook My Paris Kitchen - David Leibovitch Butternut squash bread soup. I read the recipe about three times and still couldn't imagine what David had in mind as an end result. At first I looked up on the comments underneath the chosen recipe of our Cookthebookfridays blog but that even made me more confused. Because underneath it seemed there was no soup in the end result. Some people loved it and others weren't that positive. The most revealing comment was that it ended up like a savory bread pudding. And after baking it myself I can't agree more.
Although you use a lot of stock, about 2 liters, the bread absorbed all the moisture and it became soft. The bread layers were alternated with a layer of onion, cheese and butternut squash. And when you spooned all the layers at once you certainly had a great dish. But certainly not a soup, indeed more of a bread pudding, savory style.
I enjoyed it, but I also thought it was quite a lot of work for the end result. Yet, my purpose of joining a cook club is to learn new dishes and flavors and therefor this was a great recipe. I'm looking forward for our next recipe from this book which will be Tabouleh. And if you want to join in, your welcome, just buy the book and make the recipes as scheduled on the site. You certainly won't regret it!
Butternut squash bread soup