There are no tricks to making these two fun and colourful recipes. Especially for Halloween, Miriam from Mimi’s Bowl has shared a couple of her favourite recipes for this time of year, using our brand new products in the process. If you’re looking for party finger food recipes then try her Homemade Vegetable Chips using a mix of seasonal root vegetables, served up in our new Mustard Yellow Mini Tumblers. Or try her Sweet Pumpkin Bread baked in our new Loaf Tin for your pumpkin fix this year; delicious simply spread with butter.
HALLOWEEN RECIPE IDEAS
HOMEMADE VEGETABLE CHIPS
• Sweet potatoes
• White potatoes
• 1 tbsp olive oil (for every 160g of vegetables = 2 white potatoes, for example)
1. Pre-heat the oven to 190C.
2. Wash the vegetables; you can scrub the skins or peel the vegetables, whichever you prefer. Cut the vegetables into chips, trying to make each chip roughly the same size. Add them to a mixing bowl and coat the chips evenly in olive oil, seasoning with black pepper.
3. Spread the chips evenly on baking trays. Be careful not to over-crowd the vegetables as they will roast better if they are well spaced out - it’s better to use several trays than trying to cram too many vegetables on one tray. Depending on the thickness of the chips this will take between 20-30 mins.
4. The chips should be cooked through and starting to caramelise. Drain on a little kitchen paper to remove any excess oil. Serve warm from the oven.
SWEET PUMPKIN BREAD
• 400g tin pureed pumpkin, or you can make your own
• 110g vegetable oil
• 3 large organic eggs
• 100g brown sugar
• 300g plain flour
• 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
• 3/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
• pinch of sea salt
• 30g pumpkin seeds
1. Coat the loaf tin with vegetable oil, removing any excess with kitchen towel.
2. Preheat the oven to 180C (fan oven). In a bowl combine the pumpkin puree, vegetable oil, eggs, and sugar. Combine well. Then sift in the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda, adding a pinch of sea salt to season. Then mix gently with a spatula until just combined (you don’t want to overwork the mix at this point.
3. Tip the mixture into the loaf tin and tap on the kitchen surface to even out the mix, before finally smoothing over with a spatula. To finish, sprinkle with pumpkin seeds. Place in the middle rack of the oven for 65 mins.
4. Test with a sharp knife; it should be clean when you remove it from the loaf and the sides should be firm. Run a spatula around the loaf to loosen it from the tin and turn out the loaf onto a cooling rack. Then slice and serve warm with unsalted butter.
N.B. The pumpkin bread will keep in an airtight container for a few days, otherwise it can be wrapped and labelled for the freezer for up to 3 months. Defrost fully in the fridge overnight and reheat until piping hot.
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