Yesterday started with this:
Looks something like the shape of that hill in Close Encounters of the Third Kind right? Some sort of unexplained phenomenon was, indeed, occurring. It was 8.05 AM on a Sunday morning and I was kneading 3kg of flour into bread dough. I don't know what madness had taken hold. It would have been equally miraculous if it was still 9.05AM, the clocks not having gone back…
Scrape the flesh out of two pumpkins. Place in pan with 2 onions, lots of garlic (8 cloves in this case) and a little curry powder. Cook up with plenty water and some sea salt. Add a handful or two of cashew nuts and blend. The squashes in question yeilded so much flesh that it had to be blended in instalments.
Served with rosemary and garlic bread – just add some chopped rosemary and garlic to the dough as you knead it. Onions and other herbs also work really well. Poppy seeds would have been a perfect addition too but I didn't have any.
Don't be scared if the pumpkin fixes you with a hypnotic smiling stare. It is your friend really.