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By Fiona Reid
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Pumpkin plans

DON'T simply throw away your pumpkins this November 1, make them to good use!

Five of the best uses for a pumpkin

1. Pumpkin soup:

This is one of the most popular dishes to create by combining the meat of a pumpkin with broth or stock, and it can be served either hot or cold.

The soup is a traditional meal in the United States during Thanksgiving.

2. Pumpkin pie

Staying with the United States, another very in demand Thanksgiving dish is the dessert of pumpkin pie.

All that is required to produce this traditional American treat, is by filling a sweet shortcrust pastry tart case with lightly spiced squash.

3. Baked parmesan pumpkin fries:

Moving away from more traditional dishes, savoury snacks are also a great idea due to the sweetness of pumpkins.

All that is needed is to slice the pumpkin into thin pieces like skinny fries before adding salt, olive oil, paprika and parmesan and then cook in the oven prior to enjoying this very modern snack.

4. Chinese style pumpkin omelette:

Putting a modern twist on a very classic dish as eggs and pumpkins are mixed together for a simple meal which quick and easy.

Ingredients required are three eggs with salt, pepper and cooking wine, followed by adding slice up pumpkin and chives into the mixture before cooking for five minutes either side until well done.

5. Maple pumpkin ale:

For all the adults out there, who are left with craved pumpkins around there house, a tasty ale can be produced for even beginners.

Becoming an extremely trending drink both in the UK and US, not many ingredients are necessary to produce this autumn beverage.

Using a slice up pumpkin, 14 fluid ounces of grade B dark maple syrup, half an ounce of Northern Brewer Hops, three ounces of chocolate malt, 12 ounces of crystal malt crushed and 4.8 pounds of light dry malt extract.



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