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2021-09-25 12:39:01 AM  
Its pretty much 90% cinnamon and nutmeg. Which I'm all for putting in warm drinks and baked goods.
 
2021-09-25 1:03:06 AM  

Joe USer: Its pretty much 90% cinnamon and nutmeg. Which I'm all for putting in warm drinks and baked goods.


Ginger (quite a bit) and cloves, too.

I make my own (though I have never called it "pumpkin spice").  Mine also has cardamom, mace, and allspice.   I use it in gingerbread cookies and Christmas cakes (the kind that cure with whiskey for months.  I guess it's "Christmas spice".
 
2021-09-25 1:21:32 AM  
No, pumpkin spice doesn't actually contain pumpkin

Does it contain people?
 
2021-09-25 6:30:33 AM  
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2021-09-25 6:30:42 AM  

Sgygus: No, pumpkin spice doesn't actually contain pumpkin

Does it contain people?


No, that's the potato chips. Get your conspiracies straight, dude. There'll be a quiz tomorrow.

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2021-09-25 6:32:05 AM  
Also, they just mixed cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg.  That's all it is.  All these pumpkin spice flavored things are just things that have cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg in them.
 
2021-09-25 6:40:14 AM  

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Sounds like someone has a case of the Autumns!
 
2021-09-25 6:43:48 AM  

aerojockey: Also, they just mixed cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg.  That's all it is.  All these pumpkin spice flavored things are just things that have cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg in them.


If you're a philistine.  I'm not accepting any pumpkin spice without at least some cardamon, ginger, star anise, and allspice.
 
2021-09-25 6:54:15 AM  

Man On A Mission: Sgygus: No, pumpkin spice doesn't actually contain pumpkin

Does it contain people?

No, that's the potato chips. Get your conspiracies straight, dude. There'll be a quiz tomorrow.

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2021-09-25 7:03:55 AM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: aerojockey: [Fark user image 700x439]

Sounds like someone has a case of the Autumns!


can't stop giggling, I think you win this thread!
 
2021-09-25 7:12:37 AM  

Dewey Fidalgo: Joe USer: Its pretty much 90% cinnamon and nutmeg. Which I'm all for putting in warm drinks and baked goods.

Ginger (quite a bit) and cloves, too.

I make my own (though I have never called it "pumpkin spice").  Mine also has cardamom, mace, and allspice.   I use it in gingerbread cookies and Christmas cakes (the kind that cure with whiskey for months.  I guess it's "Christmas spice".


yours sounds more than a bit like cha-masala? which is something I use whenever a recipe calls for the ~equivalent of "pumpkin spice" - often my lazy-dumbass will simply use Badshah or Everest brands, but sometimes I do still make my own. the green cardamom is a lot of what sets it apart.

the only real difference/addition in my own version is: white pepper powder, and a tiny bit of black pepper finely ground in the mortar.

e.g. these concocted from dates, almonds, cranberries, and... tea masala. those things disappeared the moment I turned around.

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2021-09-25 7:40:39 AM  
Florence Coffee in Montana makes a great one. Doesn't contain Pumpkin spice though.

But they do use Pureed Pumpkin with spices added.

Weird mouthfeel, but absolutely great.
 
2021-09-25 8:36:33 AM  
The pumpkin in "pumpkin spice" is an adjective not a noun.  The latte is spiced with pumpkin pie spices.

Look at me!  I'm a journalist!!
 
2021-09-25 8:45:58 AM  

tintar: Dewey Fidalgo: Joe USer: Its pretty much 90% cinnamon and nutmeg. Which I'm all for putting in warm drinks and baked goods.

Ginger (quite a bit) and cloves, too.

I make my own (though I have never called it "pumpkin spice").  Mine also has cardamom, mace, and allspice.   I use it in gingerbread cookies and Christmas cakes (the kind that cure with whiskey for months.  I guess it's "Christmas spice".

yours sounds more than a bit like cha-masala? which is something I use whenever a recipe calls for the ~equivalent of "pumpkin spice" - often my lazy-dumbass will simply use Badshah or Everest brands, but sometimes I do still make my own. the green cardamom is a lot of what sets it apart.

the only real difference/addition in my own version is: white pepper powder, and a tiny bit of black pepper finely ground in the mortar.

e.g. these concocted from dates, almonds, cranberries, and... tea masala. those things disappeared the moment I turned around.

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Those sound-and look-incredible. How are they made?
 
2021-09-25 9:31:22 AM  
Had a couple scotch bonnets in a big bag of assorted, unlabeled hot chilis that a friend gave me, so made my own jerk marinade and did some chicken quarters.

I've derived an unreasonable amount of amusement from annoying my wife by calling it "pumpkin spice chicken". But...it really is though. Just with some extra ingredients.

Also discovered from said friend, after making a pot of rice and peas, that the smooth, squat, red chili I'd sliced up and added was not in fact a red habanero, but instead a Komodo dragon.

That's been....fun. So much for that being the mild side dish to offset the chicken's heat.
 
2021-09-25 9:56:23 AM  
Who'd be dumb enough to think pumpkin spice contains pumpkin?

\oh, wait. People.
 
2021-09-25 9:57:56 AM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: aerojockey: Also, they just mixed cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg.  That's all it is.  All these pumpkin spice flavored things are just things that have cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg in them.

If you're a philistine.  I'm not accepting any pumpkin spice without at least some cardamon, ginger, star anise, and allspice.


Eh, I can take or leave the anise.
 
2021-09-25 10:02:52 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Who'd be dumb enough to think pumpkin spice contains pumpkin?

\oh, wait. People.


Strong correlation with unvaccinated; coincidence?
 
2021-09-25 1:53:41 PM  
Wasabi latte eh?
Im personally holding out for the Christmas wasabi eggnog.
 
2021-09-25 2:39:09 PM  
Shoot, canned pumpkin doesn't actually have to contain pumpkin.
 
2021-09-25 4:06:01 PM  
OH yeah! Well Pumpkin doesn't contain pumpkin spice.
suck it
 
2021-09-25 4:08:42 PM  

StepanVasily: How are they made?


can't remember from whence I stole it, but... hunh, lucky me I was able to find my notes/adaptation. and apparently it was pecans that time not almonds.

1c pecan scrabblings (or, y'know, whatever/any nut is cheap/present)
1/2c unsweetened coconut
1/2c dates (sans-pierre often good)
1/2c dried cranberries (cherries blueberries who the hell cares)
1T oil (I mean coconut might help but I just use nice olive)
1/2t vanilla
1/4t salt (or double it, I did, makes it even more addictive)
1/2t tea-masala (pff, sometimes I make my own, but this was just pre-made retail Everest brand, is one of my favorite lazy ones)
- scrobble in food-processor until not-too-coarse
- form consistent vehicles in your forming-hand
- refrigerate and serve
- inhale

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2021-09-25 4:14:07 PM  

Colour_out_of_Space: Shoot, canned pumpkin doesn't actually have to contain pumpkin.


this can actually be a good thing, otherwise I have to go out of my way to find canned squash too.

or back when I used to bother going out of my way to make it all fancy-like, I'd get 1 pumpkin from our garden and 2 or even 3 different types of squash also from the garden, and stew it all down.

it's definitely the squash that makes pumpkin pie taste, er, pumpkin-y-er?

/squash
 
2021-09-25 5:01:01 PM  

litespeed74: OH yeah! Well Pumpkin doesn't contain pumpkin spice.
suck it


SHHH - don't give them ideas!
 
2021-09-25 6:36:52 PM  

tintar: StepanVasily: How are they made?

can't remember from whence I stole it, but... hunh, lucky me I was able to find my notes/adaptation. and apparently it was pecans that time not almonds.

1c pecan scrabblings (or, y'know, whatever/any nut is cheap/present)
1/2c unsweetened coconut
1/2c dates (sans-pierre often good)
1/2c dried cranberries (cherries blueberries who the hell cares)
1T oil (I mean coconut might help but I just use nice olive)
1/2t vanilla
1/4t salt (or double it, I did, makes it even more addictive)
1/2t tea-masala (pff, sometimes I make my own, but this was just pre-made retail Everest brand, is one of my favorite lazy ones)
- scrobble in food-processor until not-too-coarse
- form consistent vehicles in your forming-hand
- refrigerate and serve
- inhale

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Thank you!  I'm off to change the oil in the Cuisinart... And from one of your subsequent posts, squash pie is superior to pumpkin.  My Bostonian mother would only serve squash pie.  As it's about that time, Christopher Kimball (late of America's Test Kitchen) was interviewed on NPR re: Thanksgiving dishes.  The 'Pumpkin Sweet Potato Pie' recipe (search NPR website) is DEFINITELY worth the effort involved; uses candied yams and pumpkin, run through a sieve.  It's like velvet.
 
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