Milky Pumpkin Bake


My grandmother is from a little place called Kemalpaşa in the city of Bursa. She has only several family members left there and one of them, used to make this for us when we went there for short visits in summer. As a kid, I thought they had a huge garden and huge pumpkins and these trays coming out of the oven was never ending. I was not a huge fan of this dish to tell you the truth.

But then I was a kid. I did not see what was so good about this simple dish. And exactly the simplicity is the main thing. There is no fuss, no measuring. You just add a handful of sugar and just enough of milk. That is something I am getting used to it again because I have turned out to be exact-numbers kinda gal due to my engineering and lab background. It is sometimes hard for me not to get answers to my questions like “But exactly how much sugar? What is the volume of that glass you are using?”.

But this one seems like you can not mess it up at all. Cut up the pumpkin, put them in a baking tray, sprinkle a handful of sugar and pour some milk half way up to pumpkins. Bake at 350F (or 180C) until the pumpkins are done. Check regularly to see if there is enough milk and add more milk if necessary until done.









  1. by Lell Trogdon
    9:39 am
    Aug 24, 2014

    I can’t wait until it is cool enough here to make this! Please, more food memories and stories while you are there! I can’t get enough!

  2. by Jenny Hartin
    2:26 pm
    Aug 24, 2014

    I feel like I go on a little vacation every time I read your posts. Looks delicious! xo

  3. by Angie@Angie's Recipes
    11:14 pm
    Aug 24, 2014

    Yesterday I had pumpkin bread for the breakfast, pumpkin soup for the lunch, roasted pumpkin for the snack and pumpkin soup again for the dinner…I can live on pumpkins…and I am not kidding about it. I just LOVE pumpkins! I have never tried to do roasted pumpkins with milk…these turned out gorgeous, Ilke.

  4. by John@Kitchen Riffs
    11:12 am
    Aug 27, 2014

    Wow, how easy and how great! I’ll bet the flavor of this is terrific. And did I mention it’s easy to make? ;-) Love this — thanks.

  5. by rebecca
    10:58 pm
    Aug 30, 2014

    fun and easy pumpkin recipe and its that time of year

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