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Delicious pumpkin pie
Preparing a cake is very easy and fast to achieve, especially if it is one in the form of flan. This is a way to include this vegetable in the daily diet in the form of a snack, and also to surprise the family with something different and very delicious.
You can take the risk and perform it for any occasion. Follow the following recommendations one by one and you will get a delicious pumpkin cake for your loved ones.
The preparation of the recipe will be done in two parts, the first realization will be of the cake as such and the second of the caramel, this prior to adding the mixture to the mold, if these are prepared here are the ingredients for the cake:
For the pumpkin pie
The first thing we should have is 3 kilos of pumpkin, 2 liters of water, one and a half cup of sugar, 1 condensed milk, 2 Cup of sifted wheat flour. Likewise, you must have 2 eggs, 4 tablespoons of butter.
On the other hand, you should have the powdered cinnamon spices about 3 teaspoons and vanilla extract.
For the caramel
To make the caramel you will only need a cup of sugar, half a cup of water and a small tablespoon of butter.
The first thing we have to do is cook the pumpkin, remove the seed, wash it and remove the crust and chopped into small pieces, we place it in a pot over high heat, with 2 liters of water, 1 cup of sugar and a teaspoon of salt and cinnamon, uncovered to reduce the water and cook for 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Remove from heat and rest for about 5 minutes.
After that time, strain the vegetables, separating the liquid that we will use later, place the vegetables in a bowl, mash them with a fork or using a mash.
After the cup of sugar, the 2 eggs lightly beaten to bind better, the condensed milk and mix with enveloping movements. Add a quarter cup of the strained liquid if you find that the batter is too thick.
Once the mixture is uniform, add the sifted wheat flour in parts, alternating with the rest of the strained liquid, mixing until the dough is uniform, finally we add the vanilla to taste.
This time I will teach you how to make a candy different from the ones we have prepared in other recipes.
Preparation of caramel
In the case of the preparation of the caramel, you should place a pot or if you prefer to prepare it directly in the pan over high heat and wait for it to heat.
Once hot, add the small spoonful of butter and wait for it to dissolve and spread it around the mold or pot, to prevent the caramel from sticking to the surface of the pot, we carry out this step.
Then in a bowl add the water and a cup of sugar mix and wait for it to reach its boiling point, at that moment reduce to medium heat and continue beating, this until a slightly golden color is obtained.
In the mold or tortera you must distribute the caramel mixture along the bottom and approximately a finger or 1 cm from the edge of the walls of the mold.
Pouring the caramel, place the general mixture of the cake, let it rest for about 5 min and then take it to the oven at a temperature of 350 ° C, for an average of about 45 minutes.
Once the time is over, you must remove the mold from the oven, and rest for about 5 minutes and with the cake still warm, but let you handle it, proceed to unmold it on the surface of your liking or dish to present.
You don't have to wait any longer to enjoy a delicious pumpkin cake to share with family and friends.
In all recipes there is always a variant at the time of its development, it is you who will develop it and choose the way you consider the easiest and safest method to achieve the ideal preparation.
In case you can't find the condensed milk, you can prepare a mixture that will help you solve it. Dissolve 1 cup of powdered milk and a quarter of sugar in half a cup of water. You can use a blender to speed up the mixture, also add a little more water, always taking care of the tempering of the milk.
The pumpkin to select for the preparation can also vary according to the time of its realization, that is why we mention that the thickness of the vegetable is important more than its yellowish color.
On the other hand, if the diners will be adults, you can place a little liquor no more than 200 ml just at the end of the preparation or substitute the caramel water for liquor.
If you are doing this for the caramel, you must be careful, as the liquor evaporates faster than water.
This can vary according to your oven, that is why times are always estimates, and it is practice that will perfect them.
Before removing the cake from the oven, it is recommended to verify that the cake is ready, inserting a wooden toothpick after half an hour of cooking. The cake is ready when it comes out dry.
Evaluating several points of the cake is good, but especially in the center because it is the place that takes the longest to cook.
With this recipe you will have a delicious pumpkin cake to cook on any occasion.
Take your time to complete all the steps. But above all, seek to feel comfortable with the procedure. Remember that it is you who decides how to do it with the certainty that there are different ways to reach the same goal.