Because in one of our German trips i’ve found pumpkins, i thought of making a pumpkin pie, perfect for kids and Harry Potter fans. In many of the villages from Germany you can buy pumpkins(and many other products)from the local farmers, who place their products near the street for people to see and buy them. You just have to pick a product that you like and then pay, placing the money in a little box standing near the products. It still seems strange to me that there is no person there to count and take the money , but this is how things are around here. I bought the pumpkin and started the search for a recipe.
For the pie i”ve used a very easy German recipe for help, but because i did not have/like all the ingredients i skipped some of them . The result was very good and you can see it looks delicious. If you want to try it, here are the ingredients i’ve used.
For the dough: 250g flour, 125g butter (cold, cut into cubes), salt, 2 tablespoons water. Mix them all together and put them in a refrigerator for 30 min, on the bottom of the tray you want to use. Here is a short film, showing you how to mix the ingredients: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOUl1Fb6rQQ
For the filling: 500g baked pumpkin and chopped, 2 eggs, 160g sugar, half 2tbsp milk, lemon peel and lemon juice . You can add a half teaspoon cinnamon and half teaspoon ground ginger (we didn’t add these 2 ingredients) . You can also try the recipe without the eggs and sugar if you don’t like them. Mix them all together and add over the dough.Put everything into the oven for 15min.at 180-200 ° C and then 25 min. at 150 ° C. Serve warm or cold.(I recommend cold).
Getting closer to the pie
The German word for “ Pumpkin pie” is “Kürbispastete”.
The original recipe can be found at: http://www.chefkoch.de/rezepte/83231032707436/Kuerbispastete.html.