they’re staying close by. waiting. hoping.
and your job? pumpkin pie, of course. and this is where you tried a substitution since heavy cream can’t be found in ouidah. a can of evaporated milk, you discovered, worked just fine. and nobody could tell that the cream was replaced.
so when in west africa and heavy cream is nowhere near – use unsweetened evaporated milk.
pumpkin pie adapted from foodbeam
1 blind baked pie crust
500g pumpkin puree
170g unsweetened evaporated milk
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
To make the pumpkin puree, chop and boil the pumpkin, then mash. Add the rest of the ingredients, then pour into the pie crust. Bake until set.
(the reason why there are no oven temperatures or length of time for baking is because when one uses a gas oven with no thermometer, constant monitoring is the only way to go.)