Pumpkin Purée

In Accompaniments, Blog, Desserts, Recipe, Soups / Salads On October 21, 2015 Comments Off on Pumpkin Purée



Pumpkins are plentiful everywhere right now. Here is how you can turn your Jack ‘O’ Lantern into pumpkin purée.

Method: Using a covered pot with a rack or steamer, bring water to a boil. Add chunks of pumpkin and steam for 15 to 20 minutes or until pumpkin meat is soft. Remove from pot and cool. Remove meat from pumpkin skin, discard skin and cut pumpkin meat into chunks. Purée using a potato masher, blender or food processor, until smooth. Store in sterile glass jars for up to 5 days in the refrigerator or in the freezer for up to 6 months. Use this purée wherever canned pumpkin purée is required.

Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies

In Blog, Recipe On October 21, 2015 Comments Off on Pumpkin Cookies


Soft and scrumptious – you can make these cookies in 30 minutes!

Method to prepare Pumpkin Cookies: Preheat oven to 375 F. Using a bowl and wooden spoon or mixer, cream together butter and brown sugar. Add egg and beat well, until mixture is lighter. Add vanilla and pumpkin purée and mix well. In a bowl, sift together dry ingredients and fold into creamed mixture. Add chocolate chips or raisins if desired. Cover baking sheets with parchment. Measure out cookies by tablespoon and flatter with fingers. Place cookies 1” a part. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes. Cool on bake sheet before removing.


Pumpkin Bread

In Blog, Desserts, Recipe On October 19, 2015 Comments Off on Pumpkin Bread

One of my favourite sweet breads.

Method to make Pumpkin Bread:Preheat oven to 350 F. Using a mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add pumpkin purée and eggs and beat until well mixed. Sift dry ingredients together and fold into mixture (do not overmix). Pour into prepared loaf pan (greased, sprayed or lined with parchment). Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Test for doneness (use a knife or toothpick or bamboo skewer and insert – if it comes out dry, loaf is done). Cool on rack for 10 minutes and invert to remove from pan. Freezes well.