I got this album and have been listening to almost nothing but this since. Amazing album with amazing samples behind Dres's smooth rapping. One of the pinnacles of hip hop! If you guys remember that commercial with the cars and the hamsters over this summer the song was off of this album.
Baking-Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake and Pumpkin Seeds
Well this was a rather annoying venture out into the pumpkin world. Brian and I decided to make this pumpkin cheesecake with real pie pumpkins. It was the first time Brian and I worked with real pumpkins before and we soon found out its really annoying to work with pumpkins. So because of being so annoying at the pumpkins we kinda forgot to take pictures of the process... but there still are plenty of before and after pics! sorry!
So I'll first tell you how i prepared the pumpkin; you only need one pumpkin but we had two so we used two.Preheat oven to 350. First cut the pumpkin in half and scoop out all the string and seed. Then spread oil on the cut parts of the pumpkin and also on a baking pan in which you'll be baking the pumpkins in. Put the pumpkin cut side onto the pan and fill up to about 1/2 inch of water. Then put into the oven for a long long long long time! i don't know exactly how long cause we kept taking it out and finding out that it was yet too hard to scoop and stuff. arggh the frustration! we must have spent like two hours taking the pumpkin in and out. like the fast food chain except less delicious. Well after the pumpkin is nice and soft scoop out the meat, mash it up and puree it!
|Scoopin' stuff outside the Pumpkin|
|Pumpkins in my Pan!(PIMP)|
We also make pumpkin seeds by just seperating the seeds out of the stringy stuff, spicing it with some cinnamon and salt and baking it at 350 for some time. we kinda eyeballed this one. its an extra little thing.
|Pumpkin Seeds. Salted and Spiced|
So while the pumpkin was baking we started on the crust of the cheesecake. For that we needed:
|IT CRACKED! OH NO! but its okay i think it adds personality. and character!|
|Good enough for foodporn? lets hope so!|