being a migrant is developing your own rituals, blended from your country of
origin and your new home. That holds true even for privileged migrants like me –
privileged in the sense of an easy transition between two similar countries
speaking the same language.
weekend, a long weekend in Victoria to celebrate the AFL grand final, which
happens to be the weekend before Canadian Thanksgiving, my family celebrated
our own version. The only rule everyone insisted on was that there had to be
pumpkin pie. And of course I used the recipe my mother wrote out for me in the
handmade recipe book she gave me when I got married.
I posted on Facebook got so much reaction from my Australian friends that I agreed
to post the recipe. I think it was originally adapted from Better Homes &
shortcrust pie shell – 9” or 22 cm
1 ½ c
cooked smoothly mashed pumpkin
¾ c sugar
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp cloves
1 ¼ tsp cinnamon
1 ¾ c milk
pumpkin, sugar & spices. Add eggs & milk and mix thoroughly. Pour into
pie shell. Bake for 5 minutes in hot oven
– 400’ F or 200 ‘ C, 180’ for fan forced
to 325’F or 165 C for 50 minutes.
Pie is done
when knife inserted at centre comes out clean.
or room temperature.
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