Saturday, October 8, 2011

Pumpkin! And more Pumpkin!

It's a very pumpkin weekend. Fall is here in full force in our apartment! BAM!
Apple Cider, Pumpkin Waffles topped with frozen Bourbon Pumpkin Pie Milkshake and a sweet fall tablescape. Breakfast of Awesomeness.

I have a slight obsession with leaves/trees, especially maple, which includes but is not limited to kitchen wares, jewelry, my photographs and household decorations. I just love a good leaf. And a good deal. These plates were a dollar at target three years ago. Anyway, my morning went like this:

1. Get up to make some pumpkin waffles in order to use up the leftover half can of pumpkin but wait! There's no brown sugar because someone has been sneaking it for his oatmeal and didn't tell me we were out. Alas, there is not an extra bag in my under the cupboard baking stash from BJs. And yes, I have a maple leaf shaped brown sugar bear. See the above paragraph on leaf love.
2. Next step, make your own brown sugar! Use 1 cup white sugar and 3 tablespoons molasses. It's not as sweet as store bought but it works in a pinch.
3. Set up the waffle station and get cracking! Look at that steam. I was told out apartment smelled like Christmas once I started.
4. Serve in an awesome fall fashion and eat up! I totally got brownie points for serving them up with the left over bourbon pumpkin milkshakes.
Pumpkin Waffles
(adapted from the pumpkin waffle blog)
1/4 cup light brown sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 large eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup pumpkin
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1. Mix brown sugar and cornstarch, then mix in the remaining dried ingredients.
2. Separate the egg whites and yolks. Whisk the egg whites.
3. Mix the pumpkin and milk with the yolk, then add the melted butter.
4. Add the yolk/pumpkin mixture to the dry ingredients, mix well.
5. Stir in the egg whites.
6. Heat up your waffle iron and commence making the apartment smell like Christmas!

*I halved the recipe because I only had a half can of pumpkin to use. It worked out perfectly for us and resulted in 6 cute waffles.*

1 comment:

  1. Jelli we are PSY-KICK! Last week, a friend's mother gave me a pumpkin. Then, last night, I got the urge to turn it into a pie! Today, I come into work and BAM Jenni blog about pumpkiny deliciousness. Psy-KICK.

    About the pie. I've only ever made them using canned pumpkin mash before - and now I know why. Do you have any idea how ridiculous it is to try to peel a pumpkin? Cue Sandy hacking at the damn thing with a combination of potato peelers and knives for AT LEAST an hour. And it was a small pumpkin. Then gutting, scraping, chopping, boiling and mashing. Hoi. On the other hand, it was pretty satisfying once it was done AND it meant I got to toast the seeds, so I got a bonus snack. I thought about taking pictures for you during, but then I got distracted :( Next time!