All posts tagged: pumpkin pie

Happy Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie

Happy Thanksgiving! My dad is over in the states celebrating Thanksgiving with our American family this week. And although its not a date to celebrate in the UK, I couldn’t help my self and had to make a pumpkin pie, nonetheless! One of the crops that I had most looked forward to from my garden this year were indeed pumpkins. I hadn’t grown them before, so I was very excited about the prospect of having my garden completely filled to the brim with enormous orange balls, lighting up the autumn garden when all the other crops had vanished. However..I totally oversaw the need to sever the shoots of the pumpkin plant after the first fruit had started growing, in order for the plant to just concentrate on the one fruit and to get big pumpkins. So instead of a few large pumpkins, I got a lot of small ones…You live and learn. However, here is a tasty and very traditional use of the gorgeous flesh from the iconic pumpkin. To make it a little different …

Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Its been longer than usual since I last posted any tasty recipes, tut tut! Recently I feel like I’ve been chasing my tail, trying to catch up on to many things all at once! However, it’s pumpkin season! And I have made pumpkin jam, pumpkin pasta, pumpkin pie and in this recipe- Spiced Pumpkin Bread! And believe it or not, Im not pumpkined out yet! I thought I’d share this recipe with you, that I created for Kitchen Garden Magazine last month, as its super seasonal and delicious. Its a lovely moist cake and surprisingly filling, which I think makes a good cake for taking on a trip, up a hill or into an Autumn forest. Or simply enjoy with a hot cup of tea in a warm cosy spot! And as I wait for next weeks pumpkin pie entry to bake in the oven, I’ll try and catch up on some of those many lists that need doing…. ______________________________________________________ Spiced Pumpkin Bread  Makes 2 loaves (suitable for freezing without the icing) 225g butter, melted, …