Boston seems to have exploded with pumpkins! They are everywhere – in drinks, pies, doughnuts, on the TV, on the street and now in my belly. I am a big fan of fruit and vegetable cakes, I find it nearly impossible to not demolish an entire banana bread load, apple or carrot cake in one go. I’d never eaten pumpkin as something sweet though, the extent of pumpkin related goodies back home in England is soup, and that’s hardly a naughty yummy treat. With autumn in full swing and American folk loving this month more than I realised, it was about time I joined in. I’ve been chained to my desk and have been missing all the beautiful colours of the fall foliage, and the least I could do is eat something orange to get in the spirit. There were 3 selections of pumpkin related goods on display in Starbucks, so I asked the lady for her best suggestion and she presented me with a slice of their Pumpkin Bread, which upon further research seems to be quite legendary here.
Naughty yummy treat: Pumpkin Bread.
Portion size: Generous slice.
Notes: I’m not sure why, but I was not expecting it to be sweet! Perhaps (it is likely) I accidently prepared my taste buds for pumpkin soup flavoured cake, and instead I was treated to a super yummy flavour of sugary pumpkin with all my favourite spices of cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg. It tastes very much like a carrot cake, and is wonderful by itself – with no need for icing or frosting. It is quite obvious that it was not freshly baked this very morning, but nonetheless it was not stale or dry and certainly had the illusion it wasn’t old.
Now I’ve tried my first pumpkin delight, I’m going to be really quite adventurous and finally try pumpkin pie – hopefully I’ll find a gooden in time for next week!.
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