My most disastrous culinary experience was my first and only attempt at making pumpkin pie. I managed to misread the recipe and used mixed spice instead of allspice! I had one spoonful of the pie and threw the rest away -- a complete waste of a pumpkin.
So as pumpkins have started to appear in the shops ready for Halloween I thought I'd have another go at making pumpkin pie. I needed 1Kg of pumpkin but when I did the shopping online I could order large or extra large with no idea of weight. So I ordered extra large to be on the safe side and ended up with a 4.5Kg pumpkin.
So not only am I determined to cook an edible pumpkin pie I'm also not going to allow 3.5Kg of pumpkin to go to waste. I'll let you know how the pie turns out and how much of the pumpkin I actually manage to use in a later post. If you need me I'll be in the kitchen, listening to music and cooking a pumpkin!