Quick like a bunny

Quick like a bunny

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Baking a pumpkin whole

I have this little pumpkin that needs baking. I read online you can bake them whole. That sounds much easier than what I have been doing. (This pic. is slightly off, your eyes are O.K.)

I pre-heated the oven to 400 and placed the Pumpkin on a cookie sheet. Then put the pumpkin on the cookie sheet in the oven for 60 minutes.

Beautiful. you know it is done when you smell a sweet pumpkin aroma in the house. I put the flesh into a Food mixer this time. Which blended the pumpkin flesh so nice. Will have to use that machine for pumpkin flesh more.

Now you can put it in a freezer container or freezer ziplock bag, or dehydrate it. I chose to dehydrate so I can blend the pieces in the blender and store in a mason jar.

Looks good. My last pumpkin I baked had a tiny sliver of a hole in it and after baking and then halfway through drying at 135, it molded on me. Lesson learned. A pumpkin is bad if it has any size opening to it. The opening is just a breeding ground for mold and bacteria.