Pumpkin question

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Pumpkin question
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Fri, 11-07-2003 - 12:27pm
Hi, I'm wondering if anybody knows whether or not I am supposed to cook the pumpkin before scooping it out to make pumpkin bread.
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 11-07-2003 - 12:37pm
I've never used fresh pumpking before, but I do believe it needs to be cooked first, then mixed as directed.

Here's some info I found about it.....

http://www.allrecipes.com/cb/kh/bread/pumpkin/default.asp

Hope that helps.

~Carrie

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Fri, 11-07-2003 - 12:45pm
Wow.. you are very ambitious.... and YES you need too cook it first.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 11-07-2003 - 3:11pm
Nope, not ambitious just hate to waste a pretty little pumpkin. I usually don't even buy them for Halloween but they gave us one at my son's daycare.
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sat, 11-08-2003 - 12:22pm
If you have a jack-o-lantern type pumpkin, those are not good for baking. Pie pumpkins are about 4.5-5 lbs and these are the ones that are best for cooking. I cut mine in half (I start at one side of the stem and follow on of the lines to the bottom, then I start on the other side of the stem and do the same. Cut out core. Take seeds and stringy stuff out of pumpkin. Place pumpkin face down in a baking pan (I use a 9x13 glass pan, but I think a metal one would work too...sometimes they don't fit that great. Cover with foil and bake at 375 for 1 1/2 hours or so. When cool, scoop out flesh and mash or process in a food processor. I find that the pumpkin has a lot of water in it and needs to be strained after this. I take a strainer (the mesh kind) and line with some cheesecloth and let in drain in the fridge overnight. Just cover with saran wrap. Substitue for canned pumpkin in any recipe.