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The excitement is getting me through some fairly godawful shifts at the supermarket.

I am closing tonight. Joy and rapture!

For now, I'm off to make pumpkin pie for tomorrow's dessert. Mum decided not to do the traditional Christmas pudding this year, so I offered to try making an American style pumpkin pie. I've never had it before (the idea of pumpkin as a dessert is a foreign one, here), but I am very curious, and I hope it turns out all right!

Date: 2010-12-24 02:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] acoustics1220.livejournal.com
Good luck making the pumpkin pie!! I like mine particularly creamy, but there's all kinds of different textures you could go for :) Hope you're satisfied with it!

Date: 2010-12-24 02:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] an-fhanai.livejournal.com
I'm totally going to miss Saturday's HoggyWarty party, I'm so bummed. But yay for posting tomorrow!

Oh man, you've never had pumpkin pie? SOOO GOOOOOD. Where did you get the recipe you're using?

Date: 2010-12-24 03:00 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] featherxquill.livejournal.com
It's this one (http://www.joyofbaking.com/pumpkinpie.html). I'll let you know if it's any good!

(I was going to ask my flist for their favourite recipes, suggestions, but I thought Pumpkn Pie might be one of those things that everyone does differently, so everyone's suggestions might just confuse me)

Date: 2010-12-24 03:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] an-fhanai.livejournal.com
Ooo, it's got heavy cream in it, excellent. That looks amazing. I think I'm going to have to steal the recipe. Gingersnaps ftw.

Have you ever made any sort of custard pie before? It can be a little tricky to tell when it's set.

So hungry for pie now omg.

Date: 2010-12-24 04:16 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] featherxquill.livejournal.com
I haven't, no, but it says it will still look wet in the middle? I'ma put it on for the shorter baking time in our fan-forced oven, and then do the knife thing and see what happens.

Date: 2010-12-24 04:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] an-fhanai.livejournal.com
Gaaah, I wish my laptop could handle LJ login, this logging in and out of my fic journal sucks balls.

Um. *coff*

I do the jiggle test. When it seems done, shake the pie in a little. If just the middle jiggles like it's still wet, leave it in a little while longer.

Date: 2010-12-24 04:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cranky--crocus.livejournal.com
That's super exciting and yaaaay good luck! :D

Date: 2010-12-24 04:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kellychambliss.livejournal.com
Mmmm, pumpkin pie is one of my favorites. Your recipe looks as if it will be a little more dense than the one I typically use, which uses sweetened condensed milk instead of the whipping cream. But it will be delicious no matter what. I love pumpkin bread and cake, too. And in November/December, you can often get pumpkin-pie-flavored ice cream. Yum.

HoggyWarty is going to be great: two posts a day! And there's the Snape Secret Santa Drabble, too.

Date: 2010-12-24 05:20 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] featherxquill.livejournal.com
I've not had pumpkin cake or bread, but pumpkin scones are a fairly Australian thing, I think, and I have had those. They're savoury, though.

And yes, the Secret Santa is going to be great, too. That drabble was fabulous to write, because after slaving over my Hoggywarty fic and then hammering out a few thousand words for Yuletide, it was such a joy to sit down in ten minutes I had free between getting dressed and having to leave for work, and just write it right then. Of course, when I came home I had to spend half an hour strategically removing words from it, but it was such a lovely, low pressure note to end my Christmas fic obligations on.

Date: 2010-12-24 05:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] an-fhanai.livejournal.com
I use a recipe that calls for cream as well, instead of sweetened condensed milk. What's the consistency like with your recipe?

Also: pumpkin egg nog. Oh yes.

Date: 2010-12-24 09:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kellychambliss.livejournal.com
It's very smooth, almost like pudding. The recipe was the one that came on the can of pumpkin:


Date: 2010-12-24 07:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] therealsnape.livejournal.com
Looking forward to seeing you around! And the pie sounds terrific.


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