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The weather is cold and I am up to my eyeballs in pumpkin pie, mashed potato and soup.  And nothing could make me happier.

I love a salad (see my best ever recipe here) and I’m happy to eat fruit all day in summer.  But come the winter and a drop in temperature and all that will satisfy me is food that fills me and warms me at the same time.  There is something very comforting (both emotionally and physically) about warm winter foods,  I guess that’s why they are called comfort foods. Duh.

My favourite at the moment is pumpkin pie.  Try it – it’s easy and delicious.

You will need:

1 kilo pumpkin
1 cup flour
4 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 free range eggs (PLEASE)
1 cup cream
1 tsp salt
cinnamon for sprinkling

To prepare:

Preheat oven to 180′
Cut up and cook the  pumpkin on high in the microwave for 10 minutes until it is soft.
Drain well.
Mash and mix with remaining ingredients.

To cook:

Place in greased oven proof dish.
Sprinkle with cinnamon
Bake for an hour or until set


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