Monthly Archives: October 2014

Pumpkin Brioche

For my second pumpkin of the season (formerly known as Horus II.)

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Baked and Pureed

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Frozen into cubes for later use (1 cube per pumpkin spice coffee! 1 cube per face mask/scrub. Half a tray for cookies/pie/bread, so many possibilities.)

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Making dough.

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Delicious pumpkin brioche!

 

 

 

 


Pumpkin

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I took one small pumpkin, stabbed it a few times and put it in the oven at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. I felt kinda bad as I had named the thing Horus. Then cut it into quarters, gutted and skinned it. Placed the flesh in a blender and the guts in a bowl then made myself a pumpkin spice coffee with a tablespoon of the puree and condensed sweet milk and pumpkin pie spice, also I made pumpkin whipped cream for the top.

Pumpkin Face Mask

2/3 cup Pumpkin Puree

.5 oz Jojoba Oil

.5 ml of Oat Extract

Mix all ingredients until well blended, keep refrigerated and discard after 5 days or freeze into ice cube tray.

 

Pumpkin Spice Latte Moisturizing Face Scrub

1 cup of Pumpkin Guts and Seeds(roasted in pumpkin)

1/4 cup Sunflower or Almond Oil

1 pinch pumpkin pie spice

1 tablespoon coffee grounds

1 teaspoon honey

Add pumpkin guts, oil and pumpkin pie spice to blender and blend until most of the pumpkin seeds are in tiny pieces(this may take several minutes) Add pumpkin pie spice coffee grounds and honey and blend until well mixed. Keep refrigerated and discard after 5 days or freeze into ice cube tray.

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Then for good measure I made some pumpkin spice soap with clear and shea glycerin soaps, paprika for color and oats.

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I also tried out an Orange Honey soap with oats, the bubble wrap I used for the honey comb effect gave me trouble so it didn’t turn out  quite like I wanted.

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Bath Tea

I got large sealable tea bags and made these, I used my flat iron to seal them. Ensure you leave enough room for the oats to expand when wet.

Lavender Oatmeal Bath Tea

1 tablespoon Lavender Flowers

1 tablespoon Oats

2 tablespoons Epsom Salt

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Calendula Oatmeal Bath Tea

1 tablespoon Calendula Flowers

1 tablespoon Tea Leaves

1 tablespoon Oats

2 tablespoons Epsom Salt

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Baking season begins

It’s cooled off enough for baking again…

My first project was a Cranberry Upside Down Sour Cream Cake

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I grabbed this recipe off of AllRecipes.com and made a few minor adaptations.