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« on: September 25, 2011 10:32:50 PM »

Hi Guys,

I've been making American style cakes and cupcakes for a little while now, and there are so many ingredients that bakers in the States get that we Aussies can't.

A recipe I have been wanting to try is Pumpkin Whoopie Pies, and I have plenty of Pumpkins at the moment. But when the recipe ask's for Canned Pumpkin Puree. But what consistency am I looking for. I tried boiling the pumpkin and mashing it (think Heinz baby food), but when I made the whoopie pie the batter was runny, (I put the batter in a cake tin and used it that way took 1hr to bake into a super moist cake) but no were near the consistency of chocolate whoopie pies I've made before.

If someone can help that would be great, I would be super excited to try Pumpkin Whoopie Pies again Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2011 04:25:50 AM »

Roast the pumpkin. It'll also bring out the natural sweetness of the pumpkin to add depth to your pies.
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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2011 04:47:35 AM »

Canned pumpkin puree is pretty thick.  A spoon will stand on it's own when put into a can of puree.  You could line a strainer with cheesecloth or coffee filters over a big bowl and let it strain overnight in the fridge to remove some of the excess liquid.  Good luck!

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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2011 04:46:40 AM »

  You could line a strainer with cheesecloth or coffee filters over a big bowl and let it strain overnight in the fridge to remove some of the excess liquid. 

Then take the liquid and do something with that! That's flavor-town! Make a pumpkin martini, pumpkin iced-tea, pumpkin syrup for ice cream... That is one idea, MissingWillow
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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2011 11:30:24 AM »

waitrose used to sell it, 1.19 a jar/tin. honestly, I hate pumpkin pie made with fresh pumpkin (despite being a massive pumpkin fan!), but on texan sister in law's advice I tried the canned and omomomomomg it makes such a difference. no idea why!

big tescos often do it in their world foods aisle.

http://www.americansweets.co.uk/index.asp?function=DISPLAYPRODUCT&productid=386

http://www.realfoods.co.uk/product/5754/pumpkin-puree-organic
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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2011 09:00:55 AM »

Hello fellow Aussie!!!

Not sure where in Aus you are, but i'm in Brisbane, and there's some american confectinary stores around (the one I go to is in Browns Plains), and they sell the canned pumpkin puree.

I checked the ingredients, and it is LITERALLY straight pumpkin... I did notice that it tasted NOTHING like the sorts of pumpkins we get here... it was almost... blander... but better... which is an odd thing to say,..

In any case, a friend and I made pumpkin pie, and oh god.. oh god... it was so good...

Wherever you are, there should be somewhere that sells american candies, maybe just ask the vendor if they're able to get the stuff.

Cost us about $5 a can and needed just the one to make a good pie...


.... I so want pumpkin pie right now.... ohm.nom.nom.
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