The robust nature of this particularly fresh white wine rounds off the intense flavor of the soup without influencing its aroma. Enjoy this classic from central Italy between 9 - 11°C/48-50°F.
Preheat oven to 200°C/390°F. Cut cauliflower into small florets.
In a large saucepan, roast cauliflower and fennel seeds in some olive oil for approx. 3 – 5 min. until fragrant.
Season with sugar, nutmeg, salt and pepper.
Deglaze pan with vegetable stock. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and allow to simmer for approx. 8 – 10 min. until the cauliflower is tender.
Add soy milk to pan.
Remove soup from heat and blend with a hand blender until smooth. Allow to rest.
Cut ciabatta into slices.
Place bread slices onto a baking tray (lined if needed) and drizzle with olive oil. Bake in a preheated oven at 200°C/390°F for approx. 5 – 7 min. until golden brown and crispy. Remove from oven.
Thinly slice basil and finely chop shallot and a part of the garlic. Dice tomatoes into small cubes.
Transfer tomatoes, basil, shallots, and garlic to a bowl. Add some olive oil and season to taste with salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Mix well to combine.
When the bread is cool enough to handle, halve garlic clove and use flat side to rub over toasted bread. Top with tomato mixture. Reheat soup if needed and transfer to soup plates. Drizzle with extra olive oil and serve with bruschetta on the side.