Whilst pumpkins are being carved up in their thousands, we’re sparing a thought for the poor discarded pumpkin flesh that is typically cast aside at halloween…
…at least in my experience any way! Pumpkins are actually very versatile in their uses for cooking – I however have no idea where to start, especially when it comes to encouraging the kids to eat it.
I asked local food writer & owner of The Pantry 8020 in Misterton, if she had any sneaky recipes to incite the kids in to eating this delicious winter squash.
Well practised in the art of making healthy things appeal to mini mumblers, here is The Pantry’s fabulous Pumpkin Power Knickerbocker glory!
“Not Many Pumpkin recipes are actually a hit with the kiddiwinks, but these healthy Knickerbocker Glory’s with layers of Cacao Rubble are a truly yummy and healthy dessert for the whole family” – Kate Lawley
1 Small Pumpkin
4 Tablespoons of Honey
1 Cup Almonds or Cashews
1 x Heaped tablespoon Cacao
1 Cup Yoghurt
1 Cup Dates
Cut your pumpkin in half and place face down on a baking tray in 1/4 inch of water. Bake at 175 degrees for 1 hour.
When cooled, scoop out the now soft pumpkin flesh and blend with honey to taste using a blender.
To make the Cacao Rubble…Blitz the dates and the almonds/cashews until broken up and mixed together in a food processor or chop finely and mix together.
When you have the right texture add a tablespoon of honey, a tablespoon of cacao and give another few pulses so it combines.
Layer the Cacao Rubble and the Pumpkin Puree with yoghurt Knickerbocker Glory Style!
If you fancy a healthy lunch with your mini mumblers over the half term holiday, why not head to The Pantry 8020. Whether it is lunch you’re after or a coffee and cake, you’re spoilt for choice and it’s pretty much guilt free! From the Gluten free sausage sandwich, to their Build your own Burger’s, they only use the freshest ingredients. Choose from their delicious treats such as Peanut Butter Oreos or Chocolate Orange Cheesecake to finish off too!
Children are more than welcome at the Pantry 8020 – you’ll love the the wonderfully relaxed atmosphere and if you’ve tiny mumblers, they also have a few toys to keep them amused. Situated near the beautiful canal in Misterton, which is actually a great location for a Sunday stroll, they are really easy to find:
The Pantry 8020, 27 Grovewood Road, Misterton, Doncaster, Dn10 4EF (Open 9am-4pm seven days a week, food served until 1 hour before closing)
For more information visit their website or Call 01427 892635