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Homemade Pumpkin Puree

For the last 2 months I have been seeing a whole lot of recipes using pumpkins. Apparently in the west and more so America pumpkins are synonymous with Autumn/ Fall. So there all this interesting looking recipes using pumpkins; pumpkin pie, French toast, pancakes, frozen yogurt, cake pops etc. How excited they sounded BUT one problem. I’m Kenyan!!

You see in Kenya Pumpkins are what we feed babies and young children. For those who were fed that, like me as children. We have terrible memories, almost traumatic. Our mothers would force that eeky stuff down our throats and we would cry and cry. It tasted terrible. GOSH, and we wound wonder “why doesn’t mommy love me enough to give me Fanta instead of this shit” so 20 years later most of us still think of pumpkin the same way, it’s disgusting.

I wrote in a previous post about butternut, which is a type of pumpkin. I discovered butternut by chance and liked it so I just had to the pumpkin baked goods. So for that I needed puree. This is quite easy to make. HAPPY COOKING!!

I got about 800ml from a medium-large pumpkin

INGREDIENTS

  • Pumpkin (as much as you need)
  • Water

Method

  1. Wash the pumpkin well. Split it and chop it up into large chunks, scrap off the inside, save the seeds you can bake them with some seasoning and make a healthy snack. Put the chunks into a hot and boil for about 30 minutes or so or until soft.

Homemade Pumpkin Puree

2. Scrap of the flesh from the pumpkin put into a blender and blend till smooth. And it’s ready for some cooking

Homemade Pumpkin Puree

NB: you can also bake the pumpkin or cook it in the microwave

So over the next weeks il post recipes using this puree, be on the lookout for; Pumpkin pie, French toast, cake and pancakes. If I get more I’ll add on to the list

 

HAPPY COOKING!!!