|split pumpkin in half with gigantic knife|
So Ireland doesn't believe in Thanksgiving, ergo Ireland doesn't believe in Libby's canned pumpkin with the spices already mixed in. Fail. I was getting a craving for pumpkin-flavored baked goods and after visiting 6 grocery stores I decided to do it the Amish way--with a real pumpkin. This pumpkin was originally meant for children to carve for fun on Halloween. I bought it at Tesco for €2. I found the muffin recipe here, the roasted seeds recipe here, and the pumpkin-preparation instructions here. It takes 1.5 hours in the oven to soften the pumpkin meat, which is a complete joke. I recommend the microwave. This is the saga of the pumpkin muffins.
|scoop out seeds with your fingers (ew) and put in a colander|
|be very scared of the pumpkin|
|wash away the goopy mess part|
|stop being immature and clean out the pulp|
|put the seeds on a pan and shoot with spray oil, s+p, and chili powder. eat.|
|stick pumpkin chunks (after peeling & microwaving) in bowl.|
wrestle with immersion blender until smooth.
|add other ingredients and stir.|
do not sift the flour, pre-mix wet ingredients, or other time wasters.
|eat some raw batter to make sure it's tasty|
|bake them in the oven. smell the smells.|
|poke with a fork to make sure they are done and also ugly. let cool.|
|voila! now you have 12 muffins that you will eat in one sitting.|