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Armchair Dining on DP

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by jrbiz, Mar 13, 2015.

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    #681
    Growing up in Russia that was my understanding too: gourds, pumpkins are pig's food. When I first came to the US a pumpkin pie seemed like a joke to me. If offered I'd eat it, but I'd cover it up completely with Cool Whip. That flavor, how can anyone enjoy it without Cool Whip? Thankfully my wife doesn't like it either so we never have a pumpkin pie at home. But then again, some stuff they eat in Russia... Americans cringe every time they have to eat one of those things, things like "seledka pod shuboy" (YT video). Personally, I love it.
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    Last October I was served some pumpkin scones. Honestly I hadn't even heard of them, they weren't bad at all. Thinking of this thread I got my friend to e-mail me her recipe today.
    All purpose flour...3 cups
    Brown sugar........1 cup
    Baking soda.........1/2 tsp.
    Baking powder......2 1/2 tbsp.
    Salt.....................3/4 tsp.
    Ginger.................1/4 cup
    Cinnamon............1/4 cup
    Buttermilk............1/4 cup
    Vanilla extract.......2 tbsp.
    Butter..................1 cup
    Lemon juice..........1/2 tsp.
    Heavy cream.........1/2 cup
    One can of pumpkin puree.

    Preheat oven to 375. Put it all into a bowl and mix until a dough forms. Pat into 6" rounds on a baking sheet. Bake until golden brown for 20 minutes. Add glaze and they are ready to eat.
     
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    #683
    Using a canned product for the key ingredient seems odd when you've done everything else normally. I wonder if you can even buy that down here?
     
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    We are on the same page on that, but she used puree. I'm presupposing that it was a matter of convenience. Manipulating a heavy pumpkin and gutting it may have been too much of a challenge for her. I'm guessing her body weight at around 100 pounds.
     
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    LOL! Not only do we make pumpkin pie here, but we also make sweet potato pie and squash pie as desserts. I guess, for we Americans, there are not many items that cannot have sugar added to them to be turned into a sweet. Of course, we do eat sweet potatoes and squash as savory vegetables, but the only savory adaptation of pumpkin that I have ever seen is pumpkin soup. Your Irish friend might be horrified to learn that roasted pumpkin seeds are also a treat for us.

    One of the issues here is that the typical pumpkin that is used for Halloween is not the right one for making a dessert. You need to find what are called "sugar pumpkins" to have the right taste in the confection. Canned pumpkin is much easier to find and use and is available year round, not just for a month or two in the Fall.

    I would definitely try the "Herring Under Fur" dish! It looks pretty good. I have to admit that I have never a dish with fish and beets, but it sounds like it would be different and tasty. The lady in the video had a Christmas tree in the background. Is it a holiday dish?

    Have never had a pumpkin scone. Will have to find one or convince the wife to make up a batch. Thanks for this recipe!
     
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    Yes!... I now feel vindicated. Only an American would know all about pumpkins as opposed to a Kiwi.;)
     
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    I will be honest with you: my experiences have been much better with canned pumpkin creations than when people try to use fresh sugar pumpkins. It could be because most canned pumpkin is not just cooked, but also correctly seasoned/spiced and generally tastes better to me.
     
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    Let's hear it for canned pumpkin:
    Hip, hip, hooray!
     
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    #689
    Any holiday, including Christmas, other big occasions like weddings, b-days. It's a good question. Thinking back, I don't think my mom ever made that dish just for fun of it. It was always around a holiday or a b-day.
     
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    Not sure why, but for many years now my taste in pizza has changed quite a bit. If I am having a pizza with a tomato sauce base, I really only prefer it to be plain cheese with no toppings (very minimalist.) But, I really prefer pizzas with a white sauce or even a barbeque sauce over tomato sauce. My absolute preference, these days, is a white pizza with fresh tomato slices:

    pizzatomatoes.jpg

    The biggest problem that I have is that the pizza joint that makes this pizza is generally frowned on (in favor of other places) by my wife and kids. What that translates to is that I do not get to eat this pizza very often.

    Would love to hear/see your favorite pizza configuration!
     
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    "When you have a smile, like a big pizza pie that's amore" (Dean Martin). Mamma mia...now you talkin' my lingo...gooda for you!
    Anyway my favorite is chicken/spinach pizza. This wonderment comes with lots of tomato sauce topped with feta cheese. Simple, but oh so sweet.:)
     
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    That sounds great, except I might substitute a white garlic sauce for the tomato sauce. Though, I could definitely eat it with tomato sauce. My favorite pizza with chicken, however, is a barbeque sauce with chicken and onion pizza made by California Pizza Kitchen which is a national restaurant chain (pricey, but worth an occasional visit) and this is what it looks like:

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    So, now I want pizza for breakfast this morning. :)
     
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    I can relate to the garlic but.....I have to deal with John Q. Public on a daily basis.(tenants, contractors etc.) I cannot afford to be going around with bad garlic breath.
     
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