Sunday, November 11, 2007

Pumpkin Recipes II

A few more lovely pumpkin items!

Pumpkin Bread

1 1/2 c flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 c sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 c pumpkin puree
1/2 c vegetable oil
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 c water
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp cloves
1/2 c chopped nuts (optional)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Sift together the flour, salt, sugar, and baking soda. In a separate bowl, combine pumpkin, oil, eggs, water and spices. Pour into the bowl with dry ingredients and mix just until all are combined--don't stir too much! Stir in the nuts (if you choose to use them). Pour into well buttered 9x5x3 inch loaf pan, bake 50-60 minutes until done in the middle. Remove from pan, cool on rack.

Pumpkin Pancakes

2 c flour
2 tbsp sugar
4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp coriander, ground (I don't use this)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 c milk
1 c canned pumpkin, mashed
4 egg yolks
4 oz melted butter
1 tbsp vanilla
4 egg whites, stiffly beaten

In a large bowl sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, coriander, cinnamon, nutmeg. In a separate bowl, combine milk, pumpkin, egg yolks, butter and vanilla. Pour combined liquid ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until just blended. Carefully fold in egg whites. Cook pancakes on a light oiled griddle. Using a 1/4 cup as the scoop for batter, this makes about 20-25 pancakes.

I froze half the batter to use at another time!

Hot Cider Syrup
I haven't tried this yet but I'm going to because it sounds like a great combo!
1 1/2 c apple cider
1 c brown sugar
1 c corn syrup (or maple syrup)
2 oz butter
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
grated rind from 1 lemon
2 apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced

In a small saucepan, combine apple cider, brown sugar, corn syrup or maple syrup, butter, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon rind. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes. Add apples. Heat for several minutes more. Serve over pancakes. (Serves 6)

1 comment:

Sally said...

Hey Mer, so glad you put Pumpkin recipes on your blog. I absolutely love cooking with pumpkin (and I also enjoy devouring Burgerville's pumpkin shake). I'll be sending you a couple other pumpkin recipes. One is from our dear friend Rachel. :) BTW - loved Quinn's Halloween costume. The best ever!