Pumpkin puffs with orange caramel sauce

18 puffs servings Prep: 20 mins, Cooking: 45 mins
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Can be served as a side dish or dessert!

By Food24 September 10 2015
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Ingredients (18)

250 g pumpkin — cubes
fresh chillies — 573
250 ml flour — cake, sifted
100 ml water
15 ml butter
15 ml brandy
10 ml sugar
1 cinnamon — stick
1 orange — peel only
80 ml flour — cake, sifted
2 eggs
10 ml Baking powder
oil — for deep frying
200 g sugar
60 g butter — cold, cubed
125 ml cream
bacon — zest only
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Pumpkin puffs:
Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.

Place the cubed pumpkin into a baking dish, drizzle with some olive oil and season with some salt.

Bake in the pre-heated oven for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool down.

Once cooled, mash the pumpkin and mix with the 250ml cake flour.

Place the water, butter, brandy, sugar, cinnamon stick and orange peel into a saucepan and heat over low heat, stirring until all the sugar was dissolved.

Bring to a boil and remove from the heat, remove the cinnamon stick and orange peel and add the 80ml cake flour. Mix with a wooden spoon until the mixture forms a dough ball. Cool down.

Add the eggs and mix thoroughly, add the pumpkin-flour mixture with the baking powder to the egg mixture and mix.

Heat oil in a pot and add teaspoons of the pumpkin mixture to the pre-heated oil.

Fry the pumpkin until puffed up, brown and cooked. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on kitchen paper to drain excess oil.

Serve, drizzled with the orange caramel sauce.

Orange caramel sauce:
Dissolve the sugar in a heavy-based saucepan.

Remove from the heat and add the butter cubes slowly whilst whisking the mixture.

Place the saucepan back onto the heat and add the cream and orange rind whilst whisking continuously.

Cook the sauce for a minute or two.

Remove from the heat and drizzle over the pumpkin puffs.

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