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    Cooking with pumpkin

    Given the popularity of pumpkin-based foods around here, I thought it might be appropriate to have a pumpkin cooking discussion.

    This isn't a recipe, per se, but last year for Halloween, I made a pumpkin cream cheese spread that was SOOOO yummy! I used the pureed canned pumpkin, and some brown sugar, and I believe nutmeg. Mixed it up with some cream cheese and there ya go! Mmmmm.....

    Oh, and you can also make Cream of _(veggie)_ soup but sub in pumpkin for the veggie, and season it with some ground ginger.

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    Re: Cooking with pumpkin

    Yum, morrigoon, I am going to have to try that cream cheese spread.

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    Re: Cooking with pumpkin

    This reminds me of my friends sister who made pumpkin soup once using a real pumpkin and used the pumpkin to serve the bowls from. Sounds good in theory but the soup apparently ended up being this pumpkin mush that was about the worst thing he had ever tried - lol.

    That spread however sounds fabulous!!! What do you spread it on??

    OOOOOOOOOO all this pumpkin talk is getting me so excited!!

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    Re: Cooking with pumpkin

    It's only September but now you have me trying to figure out where I put my recipe for pumpkin cheesecake.



    Thanks a lot.






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    Re: Cooking with pumpkin

    O-nut: baguette slices. Though I'm sure it'd be equally good on water bagels

    And my pumpkin soup rocked.

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    Re: Cooking with pumpkin

    Here's some good stuff I once posted elsewhere:

    Pumpkin Soufflé- 2tbsp butter, melt in saucepan. Add 3 tbsp flour and stir until a paste forms (roux). Add 3/4c milk all at once. Stir til thick and bubbly. Add 1/2 cup canned pumpkin (can substitue this for chocolate chips, strawberry jam, lemon curd, etc).
    Separate 4 eggs. Beat yolks, add pumpkin "sauce" into beaten yolks. Add in Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Allspice, to taste. (or use pre-made pumkin pie spice, but why waste the money if you have the others in your kitchen) Remove from heat, set aside. Beat egg whites and 1/2 tsp vanilla until soft peaks form (tips curl when you remove whisk/beater). Add 1/4 cup sugar and beat until stiff peaks form (tips stand up straight). Careful not to over-beat. Add about 1 cup of egg whites into "sauce", then add sauce mixture into the rest of the egg whites (this is because of the heat. Trust me, don't skip this step). Pour batter into 2-quart baking dish that has been greased (butter is best, and sprinkle the sides with a little sugar). Cook in 350 F oven for at least 45 minutes (until a toothpick inserted comes out clean) Try not to open the oven door for at least the first 40 minutes or the souffle may fall.

    Pumpkin Cream sauce: 2 tbsp butter, melted in a saucepan. Add 1 tbsp flour, stir. Pour in about (approximate this, I've never measured it) 3/4-1 cup milk. Sauce should be pourable, not watery or pasty. Add in 1-2 tbsp of canned pumpkin (trust me, you still have plenty from that can you bought). Add 3 or so tbsp sugar. Stir. Add in Allspice, Cinnamon, and Nutmeg, to taste.

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    Re: Cooking with pumpkin

    Mmmmmmsounds pumkinlicious...

    The only thing i've ever served out of a pumpkin was alcohol. If I remember corectly the drink recipe was Spiced Rum, Apple Cider & Ginger Ale. The Pumpkin was used as a serving bowl, and you can have bits of it floating just for the heck of it. It wasn't too bad. I have since mixed the drink minus the pumkin bowl, but haven't yet repeated that bit of messyness.




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    Re: Cooking with pumpkin

    What are water bagels?

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    Re: Cooking with pumpkin

    basic bagels. I have no idea why they're sometimes called water bagels (unless there IS some difference between them and plain bagels I'm not aware of)

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    Re: Cooking with pumpkin

    Krusteaz makes a great pumpkin bread mix! I have one at home..I think I may need to make some!
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