Monday, April 27, 2009

The Twitter Guide to Pumpkin

During the week I asked Twitter friends what were their favourite pumpkin ideas. Actually it was a simple request, one little tweet (Twitter miniblog post), and I was surprised by so many replies and retweets (repeat posts). Here are the responses:

@sgere: pumpkin polenta! we just had that for dinner on Sunday

@Amykr: I love pumpkin ravioli or since it is late some pumpkin bread

@Kimbitz: my 5 year old asked for pumpkin pie today - something in the air? I make my pie with honey and coconut milk - fantastic!

@achillesmama: RT @frombecca: so now have pumpkin on my mind ... maybe pumpkin risotto tonight ... other pumpkin ideas anyone?

@VeronicaFitzhug: after din din you should watch the christin ricci movie pumpkin. it's 1 of my favs & soundtrack is awesome. love that ricci chick

@fridley: Pumpkin pudding!! Had it the other night. Delicious!!

@crazybrave: try pasta with chunks of pumpkin roasted with cumin and chilli, grilled ricotta and pesto.

@JohannaBD: nothing beats pumpkin soup with crusty bread

@divinepurple: pumpkin scones. mashed pumpkin with honey and carroway seeds. classic pumpkin soup. pumpkin gnocci

@lavieenchocolat: Dorie Greenspan has a great stuffed pumpkin recipe on her website.

@Miss_Melbourne: @frombecca I'm planning on making tortellini with pumpkin, feta & pine nuts..yum!

@KathrynElliott: @frombecca I'd make @FoodStories beetroot, pumpkin & haloumi salad with chilli dressing

@essexgourmet: @frombecca How about roasted Pumpkin with Gorgonzola cheese - great with a baked ham or a simple pork chop... Yum?

@doriegreenspan: @frombecca a pumpkin recipe? here's a great one: http://tinyurl.com/ctcq9b

@ciarando: @frombecca Roast pumpkin risotto w sage & pinenuts is absolutely heavenly. Oh & don't forget sweet pumpkin pie! Mmmmmmmm...

@megmaker: @frombecca Pumpkin is so autumnal! You must be down under :-)

@transcribe: Love pumpkin sound with melted cheese on toast as a side ;)

@starrnat: i'll be having pumpkin soup for dinner i think

@figandcherry: @frombecca pumpkin and cauliflower curry!? Or pumpkin, chorizo and chickpea soup: http://bit.ly/Fsapa

@KeyIngredients: pumpkin risotto family fave - roast it first for max flavour.

@queenglass: ...How about pumpkin bisque? Or grilled with a balsamic reduction glaze?

@MaryLuzonfood: Pumpkin ravioli with a sage butter sauce! Yummm.

@lyndons: Aaaah. U just can't go past sliced pumpkin *roasted* hot and fast & toasty..

@Allyinspirit: Haven't had sweet pumpkin pie for decades * Used to make it myself * Thanks for reminder * Can almost taste it now.

@NON53N53: been a while - I tend to just make pumpkin soup - I'm boring :o)

@lyndons: Rockpool Sydney has an excellent unusual side-order: Baked pumpkin & sweet potato with yoghurt & mysterious [2 me] herbs... yum.

@GypsyOwl: Would love to see the pumpkin blog post :) Missed submitting. Did you get pumpkin drizzle? (a glaze)

@GypsyOwl: :) 2 C powderd sugar, 2 TBSP Pumpkin (pie filling), 1TBSP milk Whisk Together & drizzle ovr pastry (sprinkle w minced pecans)

@fridley: Pumpkin pudding - Recipe in translation if you want it. My wife puts them all in Japanese so its a challenge... :-) (note from Becca - a recipe in 8 tweets)

1.Line cake tin with butter;
2.In a small bowl,put 100g caster sugar+50cc h2o & caramelise in microwave for 5min. Place in base of cake tin.
3.Remove pumpkin seeds and skin,cut into small pieces totaling 500g.Steam or microwave until soft.Blend until smooth.
or force through a strainer
4.Add 80g caster sugar,2.5 tbs cornstarch,3 eggs,150cc cream,cpl drops of vanila ess,+few dashes of nutmeg & cin powder(to taste). Then mix.
5. Add pumpkin mix to the cake tin and tap to remove large air bubbles.
6. In a preheated 180C oven,steam bake(place cake tin in larger container filled with boiling h2o up to half the height of cake tin) 30min.
7. Done if when skewered, stick remains clean.
And that folks is the best damm pumpkin pudding recipe I have ever tasted. I especially love it the next day out of the fridge...

@Ozquilter: good idea, I have a savory pumpkin pie recipe to include as well :)

@fridley: @ozdj And again with the pumpkin.... :-) @frombecca

THANKS to my wonderful twitter follow friends!

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