Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fall Festival Recipe Exchange

What a great idea!

Amy, from My Friend Amy, has started a Fall Festival Recipe Exchange. It's a great chance to celebrate the wonders of the fall harvest and enjoy good, comfort food from fellow bloggers.

I hope you enjoy my contributions!

Pumpkin French Toast
1/ 2 cup canned solid packed pumpkin
6 large eggs
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of cloves
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 cups whole milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 slices (or more) “Texas-toast” style loaf bread
Non stick spray

1. Whisk together the pumpkin, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, milk, and salt in a large bowl. Place the bread in baking dish and pour the pumpkin mixture over and turn the bread to coat evenly. Let sit for 5 minutes.

2. Spray griddle with non stick spray and heat to medium-high. Place 4 slices of the bread on griddle and cook until golden brown on 1 side, about 2-3 minutes. Turn the slices over and cook until golden brown, 2-3 minutes longer. Re spray with non stick spray if necessary; repeat with remaining bread. Serve with syrup.

Pumpkin Soup
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
3 garlic cloves, minced or chopped
1 large onion, diced
1 1/4 teaspoons curry powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or more to taste)
3 cups chicken broth
16-ounce can solid-pack pumpkin (or squash)
1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk

Melt butter or margarine in a large saucepan, and sauté garlic and onions till golden brown. Add curry powder, salt, coriander, and cayenne pepper; simmer gently for 2 minutes. Stir in broth and simmer, partially covered, for 20 minutes.

Add pumpkin, stirring till smooth. Add evaporated milk. Heat over medium heat for 5 minutes; don't allow soup to boil (but a simmer is OK).

For a smoother soup, in batches, transfer soup to blender or food processor. Process till very smooth. Serve hot.


debilyn said...

Those both sound wonderful!
I've been dying to try some kind of pumpkin pancake/waffle/french toast recipe, so I'll definitely be adding that one to my recipe book.

Kim said...

Yum! I love all things pumpkin.