Halloween is the occasion to bake all kinds of treats, mostly using American recipes. These often make use of canned pumpkin puree, which is widely available in the States, however not easy to get by in South Africa.
No stress, it’s easy enough to make your own!
Whole pumpkin or bag of prepared cut pumpkin
Pre-heat your oven at 175C degrees. Clean and cut a whole pumpkin, or use a bag of ready prepared pumpkin pieces. Place the pieces on a baking sheet, and roast for 45 minutes, until fork tender.
Remove from the oven, and leave to cool for a bit. Add the pieces to the OmniBlend jug, with 2 tablespoons of water, and start blending on low speed, increasing to high. Remove the cap from the lid, and use the tamper to move the mixture into the blades. Add more water (1 tablespoon at a time) if the mixture is too dry.
Use the puree to bake this fabulous Halloween Masala Chai Pumpkin Cake.