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Dec 29, 2009 10:09 AM

pumpkin powder

just bought some at a spice depot... any ideas of what to do with it?

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  1. On a Food Network Challenge, Ciril Hitz baked a sourdough bread with pumpkin flour in it. The colour was lovely. He won, so the bread must have been good.

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    1. re: Channa

      Is it Pumpkin (pie)Spice ? If yes its great with sweeted coffee .cocoa,chai etc.

      1. re: scunge

        NOT a spice, it is actual dried pumpkin ground into a powder...

    2. Pumpkin powder? Is it powdered dried pumpkin? Or ground spices to use *with* pumpkin?

      1. Mix some with cream cheese or butter and taste - add honey if it needs sweetening. Use it on popovers, muffins, other warm breads.

        Add to pancake mix.

        Add to sauces for pork or poultry.

        Try it in a mustard vinaigrette.

        Add it, with cinnamon, to eggnog. Blend it in when making custard or rice pudding.


          1 c boiling water
          1 c dried pumpkin powder
          ½ c butter
          1 c cane juice crystals
          1 egg
          1 t vanilla
          2 c whole wheat pastry flour
          ½ t sea salt
          1 t baking powder
          1 t baking soda
          1 t ground cinnamon
          2 c chopped dried peaches or apricots or sometime I use white choc chips

          Pour boiling water over pumpkin powder. Let soak for 30-45 min. cream butter and cane juice til fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, blending thoroughly. In another bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Add chopped dried fruit. Add pumpkin mixture to creamed mixture. Add dry mix to creamed mix 1 c at a time beating well after each addition. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets and bake at 350 for 12-15 min


          You can also add a tbsp or more to your favorite fresh pasta recipe.

          Use it breads, pancakes, waffles, soups, etc.!

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          1. re: Emme

            these all sound great thanks

            maybe I should have bought more :-)

          2. Also great in smoothies and milk shakes!