Five pumpkin wedding breakfast ideas

26 Oct 2016

It's pumpkin season and here are some ways you can incorporate it in your wedding menu

The arrival of autumn and the imminence of halloween means one thing – pumpkins will be rolled out in their thousands to supermarket aisles across the country. If you're hosting a halloween-inspired wedding, are considering vegetarian options or just have a lot of love for this fibre-rich fruit, here are five foods you can concoct with a pumpkin – as proffered by Steve Smith, head chef at Bohemia in Jersey.

1. Pumpkin pie

If we can thank Americans for introducing us to a dessert, it’s pumpkin pie. Pumpkin pie makes a delectable autumn treat and is served best with a dollop of fresh cream on top. 

2. Pumpkin pancakes

Ditch the usual pancakes in favour of the pumpkin variety. Simply puree a cup of pumpkin and mix together with buttermilk along with the usual pancake ingredients to create a stack of perfectly fluffy pumpkin cakes - or ask your wedding caterer to make them for you.

3. Pumpkin curry

Combine pumpkin with chickpeas and coconut for a delicious dinner for your wedding guests. This dish should be made some time ahead of serving so that all the wonderful flavours can fully develop.

4. Pumpkin risotto

This resourceful take on risotto is a wholesome and hearty dish. The pumpkin pieces add texture and substance to the popular rice-based meal, making it the ultimate autumn comfort food.

5. Pumpkin loaf

This healthy snack is the perfect alternative to a carb-heavy loaf cake. For those with a sweet tooth, a thick layer of cream cheese icing will take your loaf from healthy to heavenly in minutes.