Thursday, November 24, 2011

Little Pumpkin Semolina Bites



These were gobbled up as an afternoon snack and then served well in the lunch box the next day. Don't feel limited to making little mini ones as I would happily serve these for dinner or lunch alongside  guacamole, cherry tomatoes or homemade tomato sauce, natural yoghurt and a salad.  Another option I would happily enjoy would be grilled vegetables  piled on top of a larger pancake seasoned with salt, pepper, herbs and a squeeze of lemon juice.  Just go with whatever you have on hand.  Feel free to add herbs to the mixture although my boys aren't into herbs so I generally omit them or do some plain and some with herbs for my husband and I.     

Little Pumpkin Bites
Inspired by Vegetarian - its not all bean and tofu
Makes approximately 30 small

2 cups (250 gms) coarsely grated pumpkin
1/4 cup milk (60 ml) 
1/2 cup semolina
1/2 tsp  baking powder
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup grated cheese
(your choice of herbs finely chopped if you wish)

Place the pumpkin and milk in a small saucepan over medium heat
Bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low, cover and cook stirring occasionally for 6 - 7 minutes or until soft
Remove from the heat and mash the pumpkin with a fork 
Set aside to cool to room temperature 
Sift the semolina and baking powder into a separate bowl
In another bowl, combine the cooled pumpkin mixture with the eggs and whisk into the flour to make a smooth batter (should be the consistency of smooth cream)
Stir in the grated cheese and your choice of herbs if using
If necessary add a little extra milk, a tablespoon at a time and season to taste

Heat a large frying pan over medium heat
Lightly grease the pan with your choice of oil (i use ghee)
Place heaped teaspoonfuls of the batter into the frying pan to make pancakes about 4cm (1 1/2 inches) in diameter
Cook on each side for two minutes or until golden brown
Repeat with the remaining mixture, oiling the pan in between each batch
Cook pancakes on a plate and serve with mashed avocado and tomatoes




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2 comments:

  1. Wow, these look delicious. Can't wait to try them.

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  2. Such cute bites! These would make great finger food.

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