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Alison Making Pumpkin Pie

Here's the video I published on YouTube, of me making pumpkin pie.

I've added the transcript below so you can try to understand and even read out loud with the video.

I'm in Newcastle with mum at the moment, so happy halloween from us both!

Pumpkin pie is a big tradition in the USA, made at Thanksgiving and hugely important in American culture.

Here are all the ingredients ready on our kitchen table and the lights are all set up ready to start shooting.

First I want to show you the pumpkins …from my friend’s garden, my lovely friend Kai…So to cook them you slice them like a watermelon you’ll need a big sharp knife for this. Then cut off the skins and chop into big cubes. Boil in a pan of water for about 15/20 minutes until soft then mash them to make a puree.

Now I’m going to show you how to make your own shortcrust pastry. Please don’t buy it at the supermarket with all the packaging and additives.

You need nice cold butter from the fridge cut it into chunks into your bowl…. cold is the key for the best pastry…. then you add the flour and it’s double the quantity of flour to butter: for this crust I used 125g butter and 250g flour.