800kg sweet potato, peeled, halved lengthways, cut into 2cm pieces
2 tbs olive oil
½ small (about 500g) cauliflower, trimmed, chopped
1 red onion, cut into wedges
1 large pear, peeled, quartered
1 litre vegetable or chicken stock
¼ cup Shiro miso paste
2-3 cups water
1 tbs each black and white sesame seeds, toasted
6 slices sour dough bread
3/4 cup grated tasty cheese
1Preheat oven 180°C fan forced. Arrange sweet potato in greased roasting pan. Drizzle over 1 tablespoon oil, season with salt and pepper. Arrange cauliflower, onion and pear in a second roasting pan. Drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper. Place sweet potato pan above the cauliflower and roast both pans 30 -35 minutes, turning after 15 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
2Whisk the stock, miso and 2 cups water together in a large saucepan. Cover and bring to the boil over high heat. Remove from the heat. Add all the roasted vegetables. Blend or process until smooth. Return to the pan, stir over medium-high heat until hot, adding more water to adjust the consistency to your liking.
3For the toasties, top 3 slices of bread with cheese. Sandwich with remaining bread. Spray both sides of toasties with oil and pan fry or cook in a sandwich press until golden. Cut in half.
4Ladle the soup into bowls, sprinkle with sesame seeds, season with pepper and serve with cheese toasties.
1You can replace the miso with 2 tablespoons of red curry paste.