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Offline Breezy

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How do I Cook and mash pumpkin?
« on: February 20, 2012, 12:42:23 am »
Every time I try I end up with soup!!!  Surely someone must have worked out how to get it right???

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Re: How do I Cook and mash pumpkin?
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2012, 12:47:37 am »

Every time I try I end up with soup!!!  Surely someone must have worked out how to get it right???
Breezy easy,  steam in Varoma in cubes, empty out water and then mash in bowl.
« Last Edit: February 20, 2012, 04:32:00 am by judydawn »

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Re: How do I Cook and mash pumpkin?
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2012, 02:13:53 am »
i cook mine in the basket
i don't need a recipe i'm italian

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Re: How do I Cook and mash pumpkin?
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2012, 08:25:55 am »
Thanks girls, I will try both and see what works best.  Must admit the basket sounds like less washing up!

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Re: How do I Cook and mash pumpkin?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2012, 08:43:06 am »
You could also add in some potato to alter the consistency but i do as uni does nd cook in the basket.. Depends on how much mash you wanted.. If wanted more or wanted to cook other vegies use the varoma..
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Re: How do I Cook and mash pumpkin?
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2012, 06:01:40 am »
I was planning to do mashed pumpkin tomorrow night. I was thinking I could just cook it like mashed potato, but not for as long since it has a shorter cooking time, and with less milk since it has a higher water content than potato. Has anyone tried this way? It worked in my head... but after reading your post, Breezy, I'm not sure if it will work?

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Re: How do I Cook and mash pumpkin?
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2012, 06:05:57 am »
I just steam the pumpkin the mash it up once it's done for a few seconds with a little butter salt and pepper. I haven't tried it like you do the mashed potato.
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Re: How do I Cook and mash pumpkin?
« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2012, 06:07:54 am »
I also steam carrots and swede together and then throw them in the TM (without the water) then whizz it for a couple of seconds. My kids really like mashe carrot and swede together (they won't eat swede on its own) not that I can blame them yuck.
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Re: How do I Cook and mash pumpkin?
« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2012, 07:08:47 am »
Parsnip and carrot is nice together too. With butter and pepper.
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Re: How do I Cook and mash pumpkin?
« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2012, 07:09:51 am »
Yum. I love baked parsnip. Will have to try mashed parsnip and carrot.
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Re: How do I Cook and mash pumpkin?
« Reply #10 on: February 29, 2012, 07:58:40 am »
Amy if you try it like the mash potato it will be liquidy even if you reduce the added liquid... I find its better to steam the pumpkin then mix in bowl after and if desired add some liquid but i doubt you will need or want to add it..
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Re: How do I Cook and mash pumpkin?
« Reply #11 on: February 29, 2012, 10:57:59 am »
Definitely doesn't need any liquid added to it, just butter & seasonings will do the job nicely.
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Re: How do I Cook and mash pumpkin?
« Reply #12 on: February 29, 2012, 01:05:16 pm »
I dont like plain mushed pumpkin as its always too liquidy even alone which is why i lways add potato in ith them..
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Re: How do I Cook and mash pumpkin?
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2012, 09:03:37 am »
Potato, parsnip & horseradish, all mashed together, yummmmm

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Re: How do I Cook and mash pumpkin?
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2012, 09:27:25 am »
Potato, parsnip & horseradish, all mashed together, yummmmm

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That sounds pretty good to Hally. ;)
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