Happy Halloween… a recipe for flesh.

It’s time to carve the Jack o’ Lanterns for the kids. But don’t waste that flesh!!! We’ve already a couple of pumpkin ideas on the EatBy Blog:

But here’s a delicious Pumpkin Pie to sweeten the celebrations.

Ingredients

  • Ready made sweet short crust pastry or make it yourself if you’re a pastry demon.
  • 450g/1lb prepared weight pumpkin flesh, cut into 1in/2.5 cm chunks
  • 2 large eggs plus 1 yolk (use the white for another dish)
  • 75g/3oz soft dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ level teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground allspice
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 275ml/10fl oz double cream
  • Juice of 1 cursed Beetroot
  • Bat wings and frog’s eyeballs are optional but substantially detract from the taste.

The pastry case

Line a 9 inch pie tin with the rolled out pastry and blind bake it for 20 minutes at 200 deg C.

(search blind baking if you don’t know what it is – Google )

Method

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  • Banana and Red Pumpkin Fritters

     

     

     

    Banana and Red Pumpkin Fritters
    Ever over estimated the size of the pumpkin you needed? Have some left over pumpkin? Here’s something extra special to serve to the kids – and it’s a favorite with the grown ups too 😉

    Ingredients

    • Ripe bananas-4
    • Red pumpkin puree-½ cup
    • Refined flour -1½ cups
    • Cornstarch-2 tablespoons
    • Baking soda-¼ teaspoon
    • Powdered sugar-2 tablespoons
    • Vanilla essence-1 teaspoon
    • Oil to deep fry
    • Chocolate sauce as required

    Method

    Step 1

    Put refined flour in a large mixing bowl, add cornstarch, baking soda, sugar, vanilla essence, pumpkin puree and sufficient milk and whisk well to make a thick batter. Rest the batter for a few minutes.

    Step 2

    Heat sufficient oil in a deep frying pan.

    Step 3

    Peel and cut … Continue reading