The butternuts for this soup are roasted in the oven to add extra flavour and taste. The base of the soup is onions, celery and garlic which are mixed with the roasted butternut and the veggie stock. This spicy soup is flavoured with a selection of spices including chilli, cayenne pepper, coriander, cumin, ginger and star anise. Once all the flavours are infused together the star anise is removed, and the soup is blended to a smooth consistency and then cream is added. The soup is served hot with crusty bread rolls.