Pumpkin Patch pop-up Cafe
at the Braidwood Farmers Market
Saturday 6th & 20th July
Pumpkin is one of my favourite vegetable and for some time I have wanted to have a pop-up cafe with pumpkin as the key ingredient in all the dishes. Over the years with my love for this much under-stated vegetable I have stumbled across and created some wonderful pumpkin recipes and with the 2018/19 season producing a bumper harvest, now is the time. July is our break from the market stall, providing an opportunity to explore our passion for food in a different way.
There are many varieties of pumpkin however we only see a very limited range on offer through the supermarkets - Jap, Kent and Butternut. At Wynlen House we like to grow heritage and less common varieties. This season varieties included:
Pottimarron: A French heritage pumpkin named for its rich chestnut flavour. Our original seed came from the Villandry Gardens in France in 2010. This should not be confused with the Japanese Red Kuri.
Australian Butter: This is an Australian heritage pumpkin, with with thick, dry, orange flesh & small seed cavity. It is excellent for baking as well as general pumpkin use.
Pink Banana Jumbo: Another heirloom variety. A large, pink coloured, banana or torpedo shaped pumpkin, that regularly reaches 75cm long, with sweet, dry, orange flesh. Used in pies or for xbaking.
Wrinkled Butternut or Giant Butternut: This variety has a far superior taste to the standard butternut and also much larger averaging about 6K.
Masque de Provence: This is another French heritage pumpkin with a dense deep orange flesh, sweet and full-flavored. Often used for sweet dishes but is equally lovely baked while the French prefer to use it for a cream soup (veloute)
Pumpkin Patch Menu ideas
Eat in or Take-away
Pumpkin Colcannen with Bacon
Pumpkin Scones with Maple Syrup Butter
American Sweet Pumpkin Pie
Baked Pumpkin & Radicchio Risotto
Kolokythopita -Greek pumpkin pie in filo pastry
Pasta with Zucca Sauce
Pumpkin Spice Friendship Cake
and on ....