Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pumpkin Season





Making Pumpkin From Scratch including cooking the pumpkin, etc.. : : http://pickyourown.org/pumpkinpie.php This is a great site, chock full of information!









Pumpkin Spice Latte




Pumpkin Spiced LatteServes 2
Ingredients
2 cups whole milk (or whatever)5 Tbsp canned pumpkin5 Tbsp granulated sugar1/2 tsp cinnamon1/8 tsp freshly ground nutmeg1/8 tsp ground cloves1 Tbsp vanilla extract1 shot of strong coffee1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (optional)
Method
1. Start boiling water to make the French press coffee. Meanwhile, gently heat the milk in a small saucepan. Be careful not to scald the milk or bring it to a boil. Whisk in pumpkin and mix thoroughly. Stir in sugar and blend until dissolved. Add spices and blend. Add vanilla and stir. Keep milk on the heat as long as it is not starting to boil or scald.
2. Make the coffee in the French press, stronger than usual.
3. Use a hand-held egg beater (or an immersion blender if you have one) to froth up the warm milk mixture.

4. Use a whisk, or an egg beater, or a hand held mixer to whip the cream.
4. Pour about 1/4 cup of coffee into a tall mug. Pour the milk mixture on top until the cup is nearly full. Add a large dollop of whipped cream and grate a little bit of nutmeg on top. This recipe makes two tall cups.


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