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  • Who used their pumpkin?

    With a 50lb pumpkin to deal with I have been busy in the kitchen the last week.

    We've had a massive batch of pumpkin soup, 2 big cauldrons of pumpkin curry and an awesome pumpkin cake with orange cream topping.

    There is still a lot in the freezer for future use.

    What have you been using yours for? Any good recipes?
    While wearing your night clothes, plant cucumbers on the 1st May before the sun comes up, and they will not be attacked by bugs.

  • #2
    pumpkin bread
    soup
    curry
    roast
    puree (-> cakes, tarts, pie)
    froze the rest.

    I still have about 50 odd pumpkins to eat too - but happy that I'm self sufficient in them

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    • #3
      Mine wasn't as big as yours (11 kg), but I made two batches of soup, and I've frozen quite a bit.

      I like it roasted, as well as the soup. Not too keen on sweet stuff though, so I'll probably not bother with cake or muffins.

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      • #4
        Ours aren't as big as a football One was roasted yesterday and the other was carved and put on the windowsill for any Halloween-ers to look at
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        • #5
          That's a predicament I would like to have Chris. I am planning on such a predicament for next year! My squash haul consisted of that big un and a 1kg Butternut and a 2kg butternut (these are being saved for a later date).

          I roasted some of ours for the soup and that was very nice. I like the idea of making some bread though. Will have to keep it hush hush though as the others are a bit pumpkined out. I'll have to tell em after they've eaten it.

          If I was more organised some would have made it's way into a chutney of some description.

          Is the American style pie worth making? Never tried it.
          While wearing your night clothes, plant cucumbers on the 1st May before the sun comes up, and they will not be attacked by bugs.

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          • #6
            I had a pumpkin dinner party once. Guests had to come wearing yellow or orange - even the dogs had yellow ribbons on their collars.
            We had roasted, salted pumpkin seeds to nibble, followed by pumpkin soup. Roast wedges of pumpkin with the main course and pumpkin pie for dessert.
            When you've got a big un, you gotta flaunt it
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            • #7
              I keep looking at mine and thinking what the chuff am I gonna do with that.....no room in the freezer so when it's cut it'll have to be used along with the rst of the haul ......
              S*d the housework I have a lottie to dig
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              • #8
                Originally posted by veggiechicken View Post
                When you've got a big un, you gotta flaunt it
                In this instance I have been rather guilty of that

                Was the pie nice?

                Yup, binley, once you cut you are comitted. This week I have mainly been in trouble for lack of space in the freezer.
                While wearing your night clothes, plant cucumbers on the 1st May before the sun comes up, and they will not be attacked by bugs.

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                • #9
                  Can't remember what the pie was like. I think we were all a bit pumpkinned out by that stage
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                  • #10
                    Pumpkin pie is AMAZING.

                    Next time my wife makes one I can drop a slice in on my way to work


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                    • #11
                      I've never tasted Pumpkin but being a big quiche fan, this made my mouth water.......

                      Savory Pumpkin Quiche
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                      • #12
                        A 50lb pumpkin made into a quiche would be Desperate Dan size
                        S'pose you'd need two BM
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                        • #13
                          I'm sure I could find a use for the leftovers.........


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                          • #14
                            You'd better find some pumpkin seeds for next year then - and grow your own (now where have I heard that before )
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                            • #15
                              OH makes a quiche with pumpkin. She roasts pumpkin, red onion and beetroot in the oven before allowing to cool then uses it as a base to the flan dish before topping with the egg mix and a final garnish of goats cheese before cooking. No idea of the exact recipe but it is quite yummy.
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