Having never (at least that I remember) never tried pumpkin pie before I guess I can’t really judge too much, but the version of it I made today was very nice (though had a little too much cinnamon). The whole idea still seems a little strange to me (and I think most Australians), much as if someone has said they were going to make a sweet brussel sprout pie. I guess on reflection, pumpkins don’t really have a very strong taste, and so don’t seem too out of place in a sweet pie (maybe because of all the cinnamon).
Though their little recipe summary thing has always seemed cool, I don’t think I’d ever followed on of the ‘Cooking For Engineers‘ recipes until today. The summary table certainly proved useful in terms of not having to search up and down through the recipe and illustrating which parts of the whole process could be parallelised, but I suspect it would not cope too well with recipes requiring more strict timing (and perhaps I wouldn’t either).
I guess the first weekend of winter must have put a few people down here in a comfort food mood.