MoFo #25: Butternut squash soup & caramelized onion focaccia

After caramelizing a few onions in my slowcooker this weekend I was chomping at the bit to use them in something. I thought soup and focaccia sounded like a great meal and so I puttered around the kitchen on Sunday afternoon while watching the worst football game ever (oh Raiders, why do I get my hopes up…?).

Typically when I make focaccia I use the poolish focaccia recipe from The Bread Baker’s Apprentice. That recipe is GOLD. Best focaccia ever, seriously. But it is also quite time intensive and can’t be made in one day. I wanted to make a less laborious version, and so I used the focaccia recipe in Veganomicon. While normally I love everything out of Veganomicon, I wasn’t a fan of this focaccia. I found it quite dense and the bread ended up reminding me of a biscuit, which is odd because biscuits aren’t yeasted. I followed the recipe as is, but topped the loaf with the caraemlized onions before baking:

To go with it, I made the roasted butternut squash soup from Vegan with a Vengeance. That’s my go-to butternut soup recipe, I love it so much and it’s so simple! This time when I was roasting the squash I also roasted some garlic cloves and used them in the soup, mmm!

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6 thoughts on “MoFo #25: Butternut squash soup & caramelized onion focaccia

  1. FoodFeud says:

    Too bad about the focaccia; I think I’ve tried that recipe and it came out okay. At least you had the carmelized onions! That soup looks so velvety and delicious.

  2. Mandee says:

    I love the idea of caramelising onions in a slow cooker, I bet the flavour was fantastic. That focaccia is giving me bread cravings and even though I don’t love pumpkin, I would still enjoy a bowl of that soup, it looks so smooth & rich.

  3. I like sourdough and focaccia and other bread. I do not like chicken bread though. Bread should not taste like chicken.

  4. This meal is right up my alley! I didn’t love the results of VCON’s focaccia either, it kind of just seemed like a round, flat loaf of normal bread. The Bread Baker’s Apprentice has been on my wishlist forever, so I’ll have to check out that version when I can.

  5. I’m with you on the BBA focaccia recipe, so good! I’ve never tried the V’con one before.

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