Posted by: sweetmelissasundays on: October 12, 2009
1 | Jen T.
October 12, 2009 at 1:45 am
I think I’m going to sit this week out. I couldn’t find pumpkin when I went shopping today, and because of my three midterms this week I won’t be making another trip anytime soon. Sorry Debbie!
2 | Nina
October 12, 2009 at 2:14 am
I had to order canned pumpkin puree for the MS Cupcake Club anyways. My cans are HUGE! and I bought 12 of them.
I heard they’re having a pumpkin shortage which is seems to be related to the lack of pumpkin puree.
3 | Robin
October 12, 2009 at 4:23 am
Hi Nina, how is school? Thanks for the heads up about the pumpkin; I went to Stater Bros. Market and had no problem finding the pumpkin puree, but just to be safe I bought 6 cans, LOL.
4 | Margot
October 12, 2009 at 8:47 am
I’d heard about canned pumpkin shortages this year, but I saw plenty of it at Whole Foods today and bought a few cans. I’m looking forward to pumpkin cookies!
5 | Nina
October 12, 2009 at 9:34 am
schools being difficult like always. Stressing out about things, but it’s all going to be okay. I guess the safeway lady who told me there wasnt any pumpkin was just lying.
6 | katie
October 12, 2009 at 11:27 am
I saw canned pumpkin at my local food hall but its so expensive what with it being imported!
I’m a bit scared of this one… I made pumpkin brownies once and they were vile. Are pumpkin deserts really that tasty?
7 | Karin
October 12, 2009 at 7:22 pm
Love pumpkin desserts! That’s so interesting about the canned pumpkin- I was at the nursery yesterday buying mums and the woman helping me said almost everyone coming in said they had a problem growing pumpkins this year. I saw a huge display at the grocery store- I’m definitely going to go stock up now!!
8 | Jeannette
October 12, 2009 at 9:21 pm
I think pumpkin goodies are awesome! I made this bourbon pumpkin cheesecake that was to. die. for.
I guess it’s all about what you like, personally 🙂
9 | Melissa
October 13, 2009 at 9:15 am
This is the first I’m hearing of a pumpkin shortage, but I spend all day watching kids’ shows! Katie–Pumpkin desserts CAN be really tasty; don’t count them all out just because those brownies turned out gross. We had pumpkin custard for dessert at my in-laws last week, and my sweet father-in-law forgot to put in any sugar! Barf! We all kept eating and just spooned on tons of whipped cream!
10 | Rosy
October 13, 2009 at 5:07 pm
i found pumpkin puree in waitrose for £1.19 the other day… Might be a london thing but if you’re close to one might be worth a punt… Can’t comment on whether they’re nice or not though!!! R x
11 | Michelle
October 13, 2009 at 11:55 pm
Im looking fwd to this one. I found my pumpkin at Costco.
12 | Robin
October 14, 2009 at 2:07 am
I think the pumpkin is in limited supply until the end of October. The stores don’t have their usual mountain of puree cans for display.
13 | katie
October 14, 2009 at 9:19 pm
I read somewhere that the pumpkins used are sugar pumpkins? With this in mind I think I’ll give it a try.
Better be good, a can of pumpkin is £4 which is bloody expensive for a can of mushy veg :p
14 | Karin
October 15, 2009 at 6:37 pm
Good lord- that’s over $6 here!
15 | Spike
October 15, 2009 at 9:01 pm
Now I’m thankful for cheap canned pumpkin in my market!
I made these last night- so good. I flavored the filling with maple syrup instead of the orange and vanilla.
16 | katie
October 15, 2009 at 9:20 pm
I know! If I wanted a box of Hershey’s cocoa powder I’d have to pay £8.50 😦
American groceries are SO expensive over here. Such a shame cause everything is just so fun and delicious 😦
17 | Jeannette
October 15, 2009 at 11:39 pm
mmm but the best chocolate isn’t american (strictly my opinion). hershey’s couldn’t hold a candle to german chocolate 🙂 or french chocolate. mmmmmm.
18 | Karin
October 16, 2009 at 7:07 pm
We Americans do know how to make things fun and delicious!
19 | JoVonn
October 16, 2009 at 11:43 pm
Do you think I could Substitute the molasses for maple syrup or dark corn syrup? I’m trying to use those up?
20 | junyl6
October 17, 2009 at 1:18 am
Hey Katie – I always have trouble finding Libby’s in the UK and have usually ended up forking out £3-4 per can at Selfidges – so I panicked this time when I dropped by before the MSC bake and they didn’t have ’em in stock – BUT I managed to find another brand at Waitrose labeled ‘Paula – Pumpkin Puree’ (from Canada, apparently) which worked perfectly for these cookie cakes and the cupcakes!! Plus, it’s relatively cheap!!
21 | junyl6
October 17, 2009 at 1:21 am
Oops, sorry Rosy! Just realized you already tipped Waitrose.. hope it helps though, Katie! x
22 | junyl6
October 18, 2009 at 1:00 am
I say go for it – I sub’d maple syrup and the cakes turned out yummy! enjoy! x
23 | Patty
October 18, 2009 at 7:15 am
I did not have a good result with this recipe! You can visit my blog to see my cookies; maybe the rainy weather affected them. They looked good, the filling was yummy but the cookies tasted very bland. I hope everyone else had a wonderful tasting dessert but I didn’t!
24 | Debbie
October 18, 2009 at 6:16 pm
If you get a chance to make them they are worth the trip but I completely understand.
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