HeBefore making this, i had never tasted Pumpkin Pie. And to be completely honest, i had significantly large reservations about the idea. But, it was Miles' birthday, and this is what he requested for his cake!
I can tell you, i was very pleasantly surprised. In fact, i L O V E pumpkin pie!
Sweet short crust pastry to line a 23cm flan tin - recipe here
This is a cupcake recipe with spice, quite literally. If you haven't heard of Galangal, it is a Thai ginger root that has a spicy citrus flavour. The spice, combined with sweet, tea soaked dates and finished with a salted buttercream really does get the salivary glands pumping.
Note you need a food processor for this recipe, as the galangal is very hard.