Saturday, October 13, 2012

It's Autumn, it's time for pumpkin

A regular customer, and friend, C decided she'd like to bring a gift to her parents and asked for a tray of brownies and 'something else'.  Ooh, what do you add to a tray of brownies?  Having been reading all those blogs and posts about apples, cinnamon and pumpkin, I had bought a small pumpkin and cooked and mashed and bagged the pulp.  It wasn't very orange, or strongly flavoured, so I did the same and added some butternut squash to it before popping in the freezer. 
However, before bagging and freezing all of it the inspired idea of pumpkin cupcakes came to me, and thus to C and her parents.  I had made them last year, and was excited to do so again.  They baked up quite moist and dense, and tasted just great with the cream cheese icing sprinkled with cinnamon and all-spice.  Mmmm, afternoon tea is served...