Friday, 31 October 2008


I have been trying to be more frugal (especially now we have a kid at private school!) and so I was determined to use every single bit of our pumpkin this year! Once we'd carved the face ready to greet the Trick or Treaters on the doorstep (three lots so far... a record!) I saved the flesh and seeds.

The flesh was used to make Pumpkin Swirl Brownies, as suggested by Angel Funk, which were tasty if a little dry for my liking...although that may be because I used gluten-free flour and dairy-free spread to make them?

The seeds I dubiously sifted out, washed and boiled for ten minutes before drying them off, sprinkling them with oil, cinnamon, sugar and a little salt and roasting them in the oven. I say dubiously because I've never actually tried pumpkin seeds and couldn't imagine what they'd taste like. The answer was that they were delicious!

I've been chomping on these beauties all day and may have to lock the rest away to give anyone else a chance of trying them. Apparently they're good for me too ;)


MamaAngel said...

Oh no, I hate to hear that the brownies didn't turn out! I haven't had a chance to try them myself yet. We've been enjoying the roasted seeds around here lately too!

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