Friday, October 30, 2009

And more pumpkin . . .

This week, I made pumpkin pancakes (so-so . . . should have followed a recipe) and a pumpkin buttermilk bundt cake (barely lasted long enough to take photos of). And, it's not enough - I'm planning on making the pumpkin cookies from Joy of Cooking tonight or tomorrow. I've been using canned solid pack pumpkin, not the innards of our jack-o-lanterns and have amassed a nice little stash from Trader Joe's and Whole Foods where it seems to be in abundance on the shelves.

The Food Librarian inspired the bundt cake - she's making a bundt cake every day for 30 days and I've been following her quest closely. The recipe is here on Epicurious (Gourmet 11/05) and I followed it exactly except I added a dash of cinnamon to the icing. I haven't made a bundt since this disaster and I used the Pam spray for baking with flour in it - why didn't I discover this sooner?? Next to my silpat mats, it's going to be my best baking secret.

Have a fun, safe Halloween! And, happy birthday Stephanie!

P.S. If you want someone else to make you pumpkin pancakes, try them at Dish in La Canada - delicious.


  1. Feeling better today? If not, put the cookies and cakes aside and reach for the soup.

  2. Yeah, better than yesterday. Maybe I should put pumpkin in that green soup!

  3. Thanks 4 de reminder about de Dish! Gotta remember to try it. What's your brief review on the joint, Becca?

    And, I like all things pumpkin, including pancakes!

  4. I'm a big fan of Dish, especially for breakfast. The value/pricing is fair, service is usually pretty solid, but food and ambience are great. If you sit in a booth at breakfast, they have toasters so you can toast your own bread the way you like it - cute gimmick. If you go, check out the mural behind the bar . . . one of our cousins painted it.