Baking with Friends

Today I taught friends how to make pumpkin pie and muffins.  To begin with, one cannot just go down to your local supermarket and buy Libby’s canned pumpkin.  Instead one must make a trip to the vegetable market to buy a whole pumpkin.  In China I use a a different shaped pumpkin which is oblong.  The meat is very sweet and with this shape it is easier to work with.   I cut in pieces, scrape out the seeds then steam, remove peelings and puree.   A pumpkin this large can easily supply over 10 cups of pureed pumpkin.

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I prepared the pureed pumpkin ahead of time, then brought it to my friend’s house for baking.  Today I taught four ladies, each from a different country‚ĶChina, Japan, Korea and Malaysia.  We made apple pumpkin muffins and a pumpkin pie.   So happy that Thanksgiving is just around the corner.

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2 thoughts on “Baking with Friends

  1. I’ve never used Libby’s; I only use the wholel pumpkins–like the one you used here–it was the best. God is really using you as you teach these women about baking; keep up the great work. I sure miss you!

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