Kitchen Tip Tuesdays: Tip for baking with home-cooked pumpkin
If you're cooking fresh pumpkins this month, don't forget to drain it well before pureeing for your favorite baking recipes. :)
This year my brother (who lives in Eastern Washington) brought us a huge box full of pie pumpkins from their garden! They are so flavorful and less watery than the big pumpkins I've often been given. I did still drain a bit of water out of them after cooking.
Just place the cooked pumpkin in a strainer in a clean sink or big bowl and allow to drain for a few minutes.
Tip: This year I have an immersion/hand blender and it makes it super easy to puree the cooked pumpkin right in a big bowl. Other years, I just mash the pumpkin with a potato masher and that works sufficiently well for everything I've tried.
Some of our favorite pumpkin recipes are showcased here.
I love baking with pumpkin... probably even more than apples. :) I'll be making my signature pumpkin dinner rolls for Thanksgiving next week and I can't wait! :)
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