October and the pumpkin
I love October. Like Really love it...The coziness, the colors, the fact that we could spend the nights more often at home with our loved ones, the long baths, the candles.. And of course the gifts of nature all around us. There are so many fruits and vegetables you could get from the market nearby and make some delicious miracles out of them. But that's only if your children are not picky eaters like mine. The good news is that Halloween is in October and almost every child loves Halloween and everything related to that day, including her majesty - the pumpkin. The bad news, however, is that most kids love carving it, looking it, scratching it, playing with it, making a Jack-o-lantern out of it, but when it comes to eating it...well, that's another story. I won't tell you how many extremely healthy nutrients there are in the pumpkins, I'm sure everyone is aware of the benefits of eating it. What I will tell you is that you could make some really interesting, delicious and appealing meals even for little peaky eaters including pumpkin in different forms and it does not have to be exhausting or time consuming. Today I'm sharing one of them:
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What you will need:
- 500 g Flour, Multipurpose
- 350 g Pumpkin puree
- 50 ml Milk
- 2 Eggs, Room temperature
- 50 g Butter, Room temperature
- 5 g Yeast, Dry
- 5 g Salt
- 2 tbspoons Sesame or poppy seeds, For sprinkling
How you do it
- Heat slightly the milk, add the yeast and set aside for 2-3 minutes
- In a large bow mix the flour, the salt, the activated yeast along with the milk, the butter, one of the eggs and the pumpkin puree. Knead an "elastic" dough. You could do it with a mixer too, but use a lower speed and add more flour if needed.Now leave it to rise twice its volume
- When it's risen, divide it into 10 balls and shape them as you wish. I chose to make pretzels, but as you see they don't look like traditional pretzels-in my country we call them "gevretcheta", they are round with a hole in the center-more like donuts. I used a silicone form for donuts, but you could be more creative and use really whatever form you want. Or whatever form will make your kids happy.
- When you're ready, brush them with a beaten egg and spinkle the seeds. Bake them on 180°C for approximately 30 minutes. The time may vary according to your oven. When they turn light brown on top, they are ready. If you're using multicooker select the program for muffins and cakes.
You can serve them with honey, jam, butter, cheese or as they are. They smell really good and they are delicious and healty. Bon apetit!
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