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Mini Pumpkin Bundt Cakes with Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

 by AJ Dronkers, Associate Publisher EdibleDC


I was enjoying my weekly tradition of watching Whine About It video series – the topic this week, “The Worst Things About Fall”.

Between laughing and listening to an internet rant about fake pumpkin favors a la Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, I realized I’ve seen far too many basic pumpkin recipes being spread across the internet. These pumpkin popups sometimes even just use pumpkin spice as a stand-in for the real thing, too many of these things are really just lazy cooking where brands pay online sites to gin up recipes so that they too can hop on the pumpkin spice train in the hope they go viral.

To restore my faith in cooking I reached out to our baking muse, Meredith Tomason, of RareSweets, and asked her for an inspired pumpkin recipe. What she gave me defied my expectations – mini … Read More

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Pavlova crop

by Meredith Tomason of RareSweets

Meringue base:

6 egg whites

¼ teaspoon salt

1⅔ cups sugar

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1½ teaspoon cornstarch

Whipped cream:

3 cups heavy cream

1½ tablespoons confectioner’s sugar

1 vanilla bean pod

2 teaspoons bourbon (optional)

Fruit and nut topping:

Assorted fresh seasonal fruits (approximately 10 ounces of fruit)

½ cup local wildflower honey

¼ teaspoon salt

½ cup toasted and chopped pistachios, hazelnuts, or almonds

Preheat oven to 200°. Using a 9-inch cake pan, trace a circle onto a piece of parchment paper (reverse the paper for baking so that the ink does not touch food). Using a whisk or stand mixer, whip egg whites until frothy, then slowly pour in the sugar while still whipping at medium speed. Once white in color, add the vanilla extract and salt. Whip whites until glossy with very stiff peaks. Sift cornstarch over whites and fold into … Read More

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