Tuesday, 18 October 2011

What can you make with a pumpkin?

When doing my shopping last week I saw the fact the pumpkins were knocked down in price, so decided to buy one and see what I could come up with it now Halloween is nearly upon us.

Having been mooching around ibakewithout a fellow blogger who also does allergy recipes, and does some inspirational stuff, and advised me best way to make pumpkin purée I set about making some yummy things.

First up was some pumpkin soup. I made use her of my new milk maker which doubles as a fabulous soup maker that  makes soup making so easy. I put 8oz pumpkin purée, 1 red onion cut in half, 2 knorr ham stock cubes, a teaspoon of nutmeg and 30oz water, left the guard off to make puréed soup, switched it on and left it. When finished I added a a packet of noodles ( recipe no longer gluten free, could have added Quinoa) to give it some body, left it to stand for 5 mins and served.

pumpkin roll with spread and jam
texture of roll
Then we went for some pumpkin rolls. This one was easy as the recipe I used the other week for cheesy breadsticks was loved by Bob and it worked out well for what it is, so thought why go for working something else out, when I have a recipe that works?  I left out the cheese and added 5 oz pumpkin purée and 2 teaspoons nutmeg to compliment the pumpkin. These turned out very light and edible, Fifi didn't like them but Bob and I did.

Fifi does the slopping sorry mixing
Then we made Pumpkin cakes. used 12 oz flour mixture  ( I used  7 parts rice flour, 2 parts potato flour and 1 part tapioca flour)1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 tablespoon cyder vinegar , I tablespoon ground flax seed, (mixed with  6 tablespoon warm water),1 teaspoon nutmeg, 4 oz olive oil, 10 oz brown sugar, 4 oz rice milk, 8oz pumpkin purée .

Place dry ingredients into a bowl, mix all wet ingredients together and add to dry.

Place into 24 cake tins, and cook for approx 20mins at 180oC. These cakes tasted very nice and had a good light texture, cant really taste the pumpkin, and is a great way to get hidden veg into kids.

Now as Halloween is coming up I decided to
decorate some of these accordingly, adding some white icing and black icing, made with black food colouring I managed to find in the supermarket.  

 The icing has run on the cake with just the black spider web, but I iced them 18hrs ago.

and we made pumpkin pancakes as well. Recipe on my sponsoring site

The Crazy Kitchen


  1. I've only ever made soup with it. Good ideas in this post!

  2. thank you, yes I must admit so had I until now, but I am seriously on a mission to feed the grandson with as many different things as I can!!
    Try them out, and link back with your findings if you like, even if you just try adding them to your normal pancakes, cakes or rolls, Or write me a guest post and I will happily add it


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