Easy Pumpkin Mousse

Easy Pumpkin Mousse

This is a super easy recipe for pumpkin mousse and is well-received every time we serve it in the store. It made its annual debut yesterday (November 1st) during the First Friday Art Walk festivities. It is so popular that one adventurous young lady consumed eight helpings! EIGHT!  Okay–to be fair, the portions were small and served in tiny little paper cups so, in actuality, she probably only had a regular-sized serving.

As stated above, this is a super easy recipe that can be made ahead and kept in the refrigerator for a few days in an airtight container like one of these by OXO or Kilner (both of which you can find in multiple sizes in the store).

Both are made of glass that can be placed in a microwave or toaster oven for reheating. The OXO dish has a plastic snap-on lid that has a silicone seal for stopping leaks. The Kilner dish has a glass lid with plastic and metal clips and also features a silicone seal for stopping leaks. Both are air-tight!!

 

 

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Easy Pumpkin Mousse
Add some crushed graham crackers to the bottom of each serving dish for crunch and as a "make-shift" crust option.
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Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together pudding mix, spices, and salt. Add pumpkin puree, maple syrup, canilla, and whole milk and beat with a hand mixer until smooth.
  2. In another bowl, whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form, 3-4 minutes. Fold 2/3 of the whipped cream into the pumpkin until smooth. Spoon or pipe into serving dishes and top with the remaining whipped cream. Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon and serve.
Perfect Pancakes

Perfect Pancakes

Who doesn’t love a delicious perfectly cooked pancake? Pancakes can be savory or sweet, breakfast or dinner, silver dollar sized or dinner plate sized. But no matter how you like your pancakes, you should

  • start with a great batter made with the best ingredients you can get
  • patiently cook your pancakes on a pan that heats evenly
  • carefully flip your pancakes when ready

Below is our version of the perfect thick and fluffy pancake.

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Perfect Pancakes
This is a perfect recipe for thick and fluffy pancakes.
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
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Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
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Instructions
  1. In a large measuring cup, mix the eggs and milk well.
  2. In an appropriate sized bowl that will accommodate all the ingredients, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients.
  4. Add the melted butter to the egg/milk mixture then immediately pour it into the well in the dry ingredients.
  5. Stir until just combined using a silicone spoon or spatula to draw the dry ingredients up from the bottom. DO NOT OVER MIX The batter should be lumpy and thick but decently incorporated.
  6. Allow the batter to rest while you select your griddle or fry pan allowing time for it to heat to medium/medium high (you know your stove best). When you flick a few droplets of water on your pan and they dance around, your pan is ready. Add a little butter (or bacon grease) to the pan and coat it evenly.
  7. Use a 1/2 cup measuring cup to dip from your batter bowl and pour the mixture onto the waiting griddle/pan. Be patient. Do not flip the pancakes until bubbles appear and pop. If your pancakes are burning before they are bubbling then turn down your heat.
  8. Once they have bubbled and popped, flip them and let the other side cook. When they're done, they should slide on the pan easily.
  9. Serve immediately with your choice of "garnishes". Enjoy!