Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Maple Pumpkin Pots de Creme

Maple Pumpkin Pots de Creme

I couldn’t resist picking up a pumpkin from the market the other day, even though I find them bland and much prefer cooking with a more toothsome squash such as a Butternut, Acorn or Hubbard. The marché had an absolute mountain of them –all for $4- and Noah, pointing excitedly and kicked his legs, informed me:

“Bal! Bal!” .

“No, those aren’t balls, their pumpkins, Sweetheart”. I educated him, to no effect.

“Bal. Bal.”

Ok, we’ll get one.

He had lots of fun rolling around on the floor at home with it and I though, well, why not? It’s round and he can play with it, so it is a ball of sorts, now how am I going to cook this ball?

Pumpkin soup and pumpkin pie seem to be the only two ways people know how to cook pumpkin .Most people I know don’t even like pumpkin pie ( I do, but do I want to eat a whole pie? No thanks) and although a nice pumpkin coconut curry soup sounds like it would hit the spot, I remember an old recipe of mine for Maple Pumpkin Pots de Crème.

Traditionally made with chocolate, these are small baked custards are similar to crème caramel, but even easier to make. This recipe is simple as well, but tastes wonderfully intricate. A party in your mouth!

Maple Pumpkin Pots de Crème

Ingredients :

1 cup heavy cream

¾ cup whole milk

¾ cup pure maple syrup

½ cup pureed pumpkin

7 large egg yolks

½ teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 325F.

Whisk together cream, milk, syrup, and pumpkin in a heavy saucepan and bring to a simmer over low heat.

Whisk together yolks, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a bowl.

Add hot pumpkin mixture to yolks in a slow stream, whisking constantly.

Pour custard through a fine-mesh sieve into a large measuring cup, then diving among ramekins. Bake custards in a hot water bath, pan covered tightly with foil, in the middle of the oven until set. 30-35 minutes.

Cool at room temperature. Chill until cold. Serve.

I halved the recipe and it made four ramekins. So a whole recipe would make 8-10 depending on the size of your custard cups and how full you fill them.


Miranda said...

Thats a beautiful picture of the custard cups!

Zaak said...

Noah looks like a Aimée-Man. Dude's so big!

Pumpkin soup is one of my favorite dishes, mmm! With lots of pepper and cream.

If only we had maple syrup...

haidi said...

Great pics A. Love the warm colors and effects. Just made some spiced pumpkin muffins today... with roasted pumpkin.

chenlina said...

uggs outlet
michael kors handbags
mont blanc pens
canada goose sale
coach factory outlet
uggs for cheap
ray ban sunglasses
louis vuitton outlet
michael kors outlet
true religion outlet
prada handbags
michael kors handbags
nhl jerseys
ray ban sunglasses
cheap oakley sunglasses
louis vuitton outlet
louis vuitton paris
coach factory outlet
louis vuitton
hollister kids
san antonio spurs jerseys
oakley sunglasses
kate spade
michael kors outlet
cartier watches
nike roshe run
louis vuitton handbags
mlb jerseys
coach factory outlet
cheap jordans
ray ban wayfarer
christian louboutin
ray ban sunglasses uk
cheap jordans
retro jordans
michael kors outlet
christian louboutin uk
cheap uggs
ray bans

Pengobatan Kram Otot Sampai Tuntas said...

Very good information, may be useful for everything;)

Pengobatan Atasi Penyakit Jantung (Jantung)
Cara Mengobati Kutu Air
Obat Atasi Jantung Berdebar
Pengobatan Perut Sembelit
Pengobatan Mata Glaukoma
Pengobatan Radang Usus Buntu

Cara mengatasi kram kaki said...

may be useful for all, helpful article once and pardon me permission to share also here :

Obat flek di paru paru
Cara menyembuhkan tulang keropos
Cara menyembuhkan step


Blog Widget by LinkWithin