I generally try to make my own gluten-free baking materials, whenever possible.
I love the smell of applesauce being cooked in the kitchen, as the sweet scent wafts through the house.
If I had realised how easy it is to bake a pumpkin to use in recipes, I would have started doing this years ago! Really. It is so easy.
Since pumpkin season is in full swing, and I’m using it daily in baking, this is what a gorgeous oven-baked pumpkin looks like:
(free of everything! Well, not pumpkin, of course!)
- One pumpkin or butternut
- Preheat oven to 180C
- Wash the pumpkin
- Carefully slice off the top
- Place into a deep ovenproof dish (I used a baking tray)
- Pour water into the pan to about halfway up the pan
- Place into the oven
- Bake for 40-60 minutes, until cooked
- Carefully remove from the oven, and cool
- Once cool enough to handle, take a large knife, and carefully cut in half
- Scoop out the seeds
- Using a spoon, gently scrape out all the pumpkin flesh
Now, how easy is that!?