Saturday, 26 October 2013

Something on Saturday

This year the Thoughtful Man grew pumpkins in his allotment. They did very well. We had 8 of varying sizes.

So this week I cooked some of them down.
I cut them in half, get the seeds out, place them cut side down in a baking tray with water and bake them for 30 min on about 160C for 30min. Turn it over and do another 30 min, and then turn again and do another 30.
Then let them cool and you can peel the skin off easily.

then I puree the pulp and divide it up into approx. 2 cup amounts (2 American cups... this time I settled on about 1lb5oz each)
Because that is the amount most of my pumpkin recipes call for - Pumpkin pie, Pumpkin bread, Pumpkin chip cookies.

These go into the freezer. It is easier to set the freezer bag into a container and freeze it. then you can take the bag out, remove the container and you have blocks of frozen pumpkin which stack easily into a larger plastic container in your freezer.

And I still have 5 left to do! I am going to invite some of my British friends around to have a Pumpkin day because they said they have never baked with pumpkin.

I will defrost some of the frozen bags so we have some already cooked and can be getting on with a recipe while the pumpkin they have put in the oven is baking.

1 comment:

Sherrie Spangler said...

Mmmmm, I love anything baked with pumpkin! Great color, too.