300g pumpkin (sliced off the green hard outer layer and chopped into chunks)
2 sweetcorn (chopped into chunks)
1 carrot (peeled and chopped into chunks)
1 large tomato (quartered)
14 seedless red dates
1 chicken breast with bone (chopped into 4 parts and blanched with hot water. Remove and set aside)
3 litres water
1. Boil the water in the big pot. Once the water starts to boil rapidly, put the chicken and cook for 5 mins.
2. Put the sweetcorn, carrot, tomato and red dates into the pot and cook for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat and simmer for 2 hours. Put the pumpkin in and simmer for another hour. The soup should be very sweet now. Add salt as desired.