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Cooking, Velocir

So Much Pumpkin!

Not wanting any of our food to go to waste, I once again looked to my pumpkin recipe book for some guidance.  I have a pumpkin pie recipe I really love, but wanted to try the Pumpkin Cheesecake from the book so we found some cream cheese in Charleston after a massive search. (Note: in trendy cities “market” is code for overpriced sandwiches with wine, and “grocery” is code for cheap sandwiches with beer).

Pumpkin 1: Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin by Velocir

I guessed at two packages cream cheese but needed three.  I was also short one egg, had no rum and beat the egg whites as much as possible but they were only foamy, not stiff.  It wasn’t a problem in the end.

Original Recipe: 1 1/2 lbs. Cream Cheese (3 packages), 6 eggs yolks, 1 1/3 c. sugar, 2 tsp. ginger, 2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. salt, 3 tbs. honey, 2 tbs. rum, 2 c, pumpkin puree, 6 egg whites.  Directions: Combine all ingredients except egg whites.  Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.   Bake at 325 for 20-25 mins.  (I left mine in longer).

Pumpkin by Velocir

I just mixed everything I had together and baked it anyway!  Probably for the best health-wise to have less cream cheese.

Pumpkin by Velocir

It was super-delicious.  Next time I will smooth out the cream cheese more.  It was a little lumpy but I thought it would maybe even out when baking.  Not the case, but didn’t affect the taste.

Pumpkin 2: Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin by Velocir

This is a whole wheat bread and was very easy to make.  It is very good and I would recommend it for a breakfast food.  Also, luckily I have these nice baking pans that make it impossible for me to burn anything which I think is an important part of my baking coming out well sometimes.

Recipe: 2 c. brown sugar, 1 c. oil, 3 eggs, 2 c. pumpkin puree, 3 c. whole wheat flour, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp. ground cloves, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1 tsp. nutmeg, 1/2 c. chopped pumpkin seeds.  Directions: Mix sugar and oil, adding eggs and beating well. Add pumpkin puree, then dry ingredients,  mixing well.  Bake 45-60 mins at 325 degrees.

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About VELOCIR

Velocir is and Albin Vega 27 built in 1973. She has been redone and outfitted for world cruising by her owners Grant and Amelia.

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