Pumpkin Flower Patties
My neighbor gathers these flowers and uses them to make fried patties similar to our Swiss Chard Patties but sweeter. I have never made these but my neighbor has shared hers with me. You do not have to wilt these flowers just chop them up and make them the same way you do the Swiss Chard Patties.
Another great bread made from the garden is Pumpkin Bread. This spicy blend is another variation of uses for that traditionally Fall vegetable. In Summer, pumpkins start out with big yellow flowers like the ones pictured. This is what my neighbor harvests for her sweet pumpkin patties.
Once you have the pumpkin you can carve it out and removes the seeds. This pulp will make a great pumpkin bread. For those of you who prefer to go to the store, you can buy the pumpkin in a can.
3 cups sugar
1 cup Crisco oil
2 cups pumpkin
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda
How To Mix and Bake
combine sugar and oil.
Beat and then add pumpkin.
Continue to beat while sifting the dry ingredients.
Mix all together.
Can be baked in angel food pan, bundt pan or 2 bread pans. DO NOT GREASE. Spray bundt pans with Pam.
Line bottoms of angel food or loaf pans with wax paper cut to fit.
Bake at 350° for 1 hour, 15 minutes, approximately.
Test with toothpick, and DO NOT over bake.
Remove the loaves from the pans with the wax paper and set on wire racks to cool.
Peel the wax paper off and let cool until almost cold to cut.
- Bits and Pieces: October Pumpkin Recipe Month
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