Cooking with MyLot
June 11, 2021 6:10am CST
How many of you have tried out a recipe or meal suggestion that you read about on here? Or even been inspired to cook a certain thing because someone else reported that they were preparing it? I have definitely done that a few times. This time I made a cake suggested by @LadyDuck when I was talking about how many squash we harvested last autumn https://www.mylot.com/post/3423525/i-think-i-will-be-turning-orange She kindly wrote out her recipe for an Italian cake - I don’t know what the proper name is - made with this particular variety of squash ‘Marina di Chioggia’. It took me a while to get around to making it, partly because I felt like a break from eating squash all the time, and partly because I was trying to use up other produce from the freezer before this year’s fruit started to arrive! But I did finally try it out the other day. It was easy to make and turned out very light and moist. It’s also gluten-free, which can be useful. I don’t know what I expected really but it tasted pretty much exactly like the squash itself, but with a cake texture. Anyway it went down very well with myself and my partner, as well as a couple of visitors one of whom was very keen to make it herself. So I think that counts as a success - Thanks Anna! All rights reserved. © Text and image copyright Fleur 2021.
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• Bangalore, India
That looks yummy. And you are right. I too get the cravings seeing some good food here and then I make them I even learnt one bittergourd egg recipe here. Someone suggested me that in a response to my post. And now it's on my family's favourite list
I really don't cook anymore, I left it to my wife. As a young man, I cooked and I can say that I know how to cook all kinds of dishes and cakes. It's nice to hear that you're trying to do something that came here as a recommendation from our members. And that you did it successfully. My congratulations.
• United Kingdom
This is the recipe @LadyDuck wrote for me, if you want to try it: 1 kg squash 2 glasses of milk 300 g white sugar 8 tablespoon yellow corneal (fine) 3 eggs 1 sachet vanilla sugar (I used 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract) 1 sachet baking powder (Anna siad this would be 15 g; I used 1 tablespoon which is about right) 1 tablespoon rum (optional) Cook the squash (I boiled it until soft) and let it sit in a colander to remove the excess water. Puree the squash, add the milk, the eggs, mix, then add the cornmeal, sugar and the other ingredients. Transfer the mix into a baking pan, cook in the oven at 175/180º C for 40 minutes. Let it cool, dust with powdered sugar.