Wednesday, October 21, 2009

pulverizing a pumpkin

some big pumpkins at superstition ranch market, in mesa, were $.10/lbs.
this pumpkin was around $.95

bonus pirates of the caribbean sticker

with the goop

sans goop - thanks mostly to a handy grapefruit spoon

boiling pumpkin seeds for later toasting

olive oil and salt for seeds

roasting in the toaster oven while pumpkin is baking in the oven


there used to be more on that pan... someone ate some

I was slightly concerned after ignoring the pumpkins for about 1.5 hours to open the oven to this

I think a roasting pan would be a better option than a baking sheet for oven cleanliness

the sunken pumpkins


it scooped out of the sunken pumpkin surprisingly easily

the leftovers

the goods

directions for puree
directions for seeds

As I have 99.9% of the time (if not more) only used pumpkin from a can for my baked pumpkin goods it should be interesting to see how much of a taste difference there will be with "fresh" pumpkin.
That will probably require another post soon.