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black tea and butter pumpkin seeds [Dec. 13th, 2006|05:17 pm]
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Black Tea & Butter Pumpkin Seeds
(from 101cookbooks blog. I have yet to try out the recipe)

You can use many different types of tea here. I opted for a smoky black one, but you can go for one infused with other flavors, or even tisanes (I have a dried lime tea that I be would be interesting in this recipe). Choose a tea that is fragrant and has a pronounced flavor for best results.

1 teaspoon (black) tea
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
scant 1/2 teaspoon fine grained sea salt
1 cup fresh pumpkin seeds

Preheat oven to 375.

Using a mortar and pestle or spice grinder, grind the tea into a fine powder. Set aside.

In a medium-sized bowl combine the butter and salt. Add the pumpkin seeds and toss well. Place seeds in a single layer across a baking sheet. Bake for about 12 minutes or until seeds are golden. Sprinkle with the ground tea. Taste and season with more salt if needed.

Makes one cup.
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[User Picture]From: triesticity
2006-12-18 02:52 am (UTC)
this sounds really pleasing!

also -- have you considered enabling tags in this community? if you go to the regular tag management page at http://www.livejournal.com/manage/tags.bml you can switch to community preferences and set it so that members can add tags to entries (e.g., dessert/appetizer/snack/main course, and/or type of tea used in the recipe). ("let's categorize things," says the wannabe librarian!)
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[User Picture]From: weetziefae
2006-12-18 03:17 am (UTC)
you're such a good librarian-to-someday-be! Tags are enabled.

I am sure I will make more pumpkin based foods, this winter, and will have to try this! Am I crazy to think it would be superb on gelato?

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[User Picture]From: triesticity
2006-12-18 03:24 am (UTC)
not crazy at all! i think it would be a delight.
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