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Fall Classics in the Kitchen | The Pumpkin Project

teacher avatar Jon Williams, To Teach is to Learn Twice

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7 Lessons (33m)
    • 1. Course Introduction: The Pumpkin Project

    • 2. Getting Started

    • 3. Deskinning Puree

    • 4. The Pie Crust

    • 5. Pumpkin Pie Filling

    • 6. Spiced Pumpkin Soup

    • 7. Project and Outro

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About This Class

In Autumn, one of the many things to be thankful for is the fact that the supermarkets are full of fresh, bright, colorful squash vegetables like the pumpkin. But what to do with such a vegetable.

With this course, I will show you how to make two dishes from the same pumpkin. You will learn how to make a pumpkin soup and  pumpkin pie. Or you could make a bigger yield of soup from a whole pumpkin, or make two pies.

I can't wait to get started and I'll see you in the kitchen!

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Jon Williams

To Teach is to Learn Twice


Hi, I'm Jon Williams and in one way or another, I've been teaching my whole life. For the past 10 years, I have been teaching English and Business English as a native speaker in Poland. I have my own private teaching business, and it gives me so much joy and pride to see my students always making progress.

One of my most important values is innovation. I'm always looking for ways to improve on what I'm doing. So several years ago, I started incorporating digital technology in my classroom (private office) and taking it with me on in-company lessons, and at the university where I teach. 

I believe that we live in a digital world, where more and more learners appreciate being able to engage in the topics they learn in a visual way. That is why I am a big fan of using Mi... See full profile

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1. Course Introduction: The Pumpkin Project: Hi and welcome to my latest course. I call it the four classics, because at this time of year it's autumn. And one thing we know is that the days are getting a lot shorter and leaves are starting to fall. And it can be a little bit depressing. However, one thing that should cheer you up is in a supermarket, you can find a lot of great vegetables, such as the pumpkin in a supermarket. So with this course, I'm going to show you two of my favorite things to do with the pumpkin. That will be to either one make a pumpkin pie or to make a pumpkin soup. So hopefully this will give me some ideas. When you see a nice, beautiful bright orange pumpkin in the supermarket, go ahead and put it in a cart. And I'll show you exactly what you can do with it. 2. Getting Started: In order to roast the pumpkin, The first thing to do is to cut the pumpkin and half. Take a sharp knife and plunged it downward into the pumpkin. Hold a pumpkin firm, and then saw down one side of the punk and then the other. Until which point, as you can pull the pumpkin apart into two pieces. Now, take us bone or an ice cream scooper and scrape down along the flesh of the pumpkin. Separating, pulled in seeds from the flesh, empty the pope, and seeds into a bowl. And now do the other half of the pumpkin. Pumpkin seeds are kind of superfood. Like you could wash them then most the seeds, but it is a bit of work here. We're only going to focus on the two dishes, the PI in the soup. Now this work on the other half. If the spline is not enough, you can always switch to an ice cream scoop to get those tough bids and pop out. The next step is to quarter that pumpkin. So just slice the two halfs, half. And the last thing to do before these go into the oven is oil. I prefer high smoke point boils. So avocado wailed works really well. Now with our roasting tray, prepared, this, pop these into the roast at 200 degrees for about 40 minutes. I know it's done when the flesh is tender, allowed to cool for a while before attempting to take the scanner. 3. Deskinning Puree: After your roasted pumpkin has had the chance to cool off a bit, you'll be able to easily remove the skin, grab the skin along one of the tips, and peel it back. You can use a spoon to help you separate the skin from the pumpkin. Do this for the other pieces of roasted pumpkin. Hello. And when all of that's finished, begin cutting the pumpkin into smaller cubes. Right? Now, let's begin. P rain the pumpkin. Use the food processor to parade all older wrote Pumpkin. Will, all the pumpkin is done. You're ready to make a pie. 2p. 4. The Pie Crust: Step one, elder pie making process begins with the crust. Start by adding a little flour or butter or oil, then flour, and spread it around your baking dish so that the crust, does it stick to the dish. Now? Spread out your pie crust over the dish, down against the bottom and against the sides. Now let's take a pair of kitchen scissors in cut the excess. Besides, be sure to leave a bit of Christ hanging over the sides. Now let's do the other side. From here. You want to take those two strips. It press it over the exposed parts of the dish. First across onto the other crust. To combine them. Let's use those scissors again to remove any further excess crest. And again, we'll do the other side. Now, let's roll the overhanging pie dough onto itself. Work all the way around in a circle. And whether our pie crust assembled poco few holes in it with a fork, cover with the parchment paper and put it back in the fridge to chill until you're ready to bake. 5. Pumpkin Pie Filling: Before we get started, make sure you preheat your evident at 200 degrees. And now on to Step one, which is to make the pie filling, will start with the dry spices. I'm using half a couple of xylitol instead of sugar. One, teaspoon of ground cloves. Half a teaspoon of that Meg. One teaspoon, ginger powder, 1.5 teaspoons of sediment, Dash Pepper, and about half a teaspoon of salt. Set the spices off to the side. And now we can work on the film. Start by blending three eggs for about ten seconds. Next, we're going to add about a 100 millilitres of 18%. The percent could be higher if you like. Now add in your condensed milk and blended to incorporate the cream and the condensed milk. Now it's time for the pumpkin parade at about half of your PI 3e to the pie filling and save the other half for a savory soup. Now, add in the spices and continue lending. At this point, let's add the filling to our pie dough and pop it into the oven. Don't worry to much of the consistency is a bit running. That's normal. It will firm up once it has cooked. Bake on high temperature for the first 15 to 20 minutes, then reduce the heat to about a 165 degrees Celsius or 350 degrees Fahrenheit. For the remaining 40 to 50 minutes. The pie crust should be fully could end even if the pie is still a bit ugly, it will form up further as it cools and chills in the fridge. 6. Spiced Pumpkin Soup: As you can see, we have our ingredients laid out. Let's start with the dry ingredients. To a small ball or container is set off to the side. The next scene, you're ginger. Ok. The first year garlic? Yes. If chopped and dice your earlier, or just use a flute processor. If you have one, the bone to one, your onion finely diced. As we're going to further p raise ed later. And now we're ready for the stove top. Start with the butter. Let it all melt and started to turn golden brown in color. And this saute our onion. And after about half a minute at the garlic and the ginger as well. And this is 48EI, by adding our spices to it, allowed them to saute for a few seconds, to release their aromas. We'll add the remaining pumpkin puree. This point I'm going to turn the heat down is shortly. Take a break just to pull the pumpkin pie out of the cave. Now that I'm back, Let's now add our bras. By well, add your bay leaves. Did bring to a boil. And lastly, reduce the heat is simmer for about 20 minutes. The final step, first, fish out the bay leaves. If you've used it. Then use a hand blender to further puree the soup. You want to get those little clumps of only junior finally integrated into the soup. And finally, job done, time to eat. 7. Project and Outro: Now it's time for your project. Your mission should you choose to accept it? And you will, is to take a whole pumpkin roasted and prepare both a pumpkin pie and a spiced pumpkin soup. Take photos of your prepared dishes and post them as a project to this course. If you've made it this far. Congratulations. Let me just give my sincere thanks to you for watching. I hope this course and the resources provided prove helpful for you and making yourself to fantastic autumn treats. I'd love to see what you're able to make for yourselves. So I encourage all of you to complete the project and share it to the class page. And before you go, Please leave me a review for this course so that it might help other like-minded people with a love for food and culture to find this course. That does it for this course. John Williams signing off.