Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Whole wheat Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Squares with Cinnamon Sour-cream Dip

I know that you are wondering yet how many pumpkin recipes does this girl have in her kitty. I do have some more and you sure gonna like them. Back when I was in India we used to get pumpkins through out the year. Amma has never used it in her dishes and so have I. Only when I started baking and browsed for recipes did I come to know that pumpkin puree can be used in baked goodies. Thanks to baking and the halloween funda, I wanted to use pumpkin in my baking and I got our very first pumpkin to make these pancakes just to check if the flavor worked with our palate. We liked it, in fact we loved it and since then I have been buying pumpkins whenever I see them in the market.

These squares happened by chance. It was late in the night when amma said that the dosa batter which was planned to be used up for the next day breakfast had gone bad, (thanks to the current fluctuations) and asked me if I could make something easy for the next day breakfast. I had some pumpkin puree that need to be used up and quarter a cup of melted dark chocolate which I had been saving up to make brownies. Thought of putting 'em together and these soft, delicious squares were made in minutes. The dip is purely optional, the squares goes well with some cold milk too, but I strongly recommend you to try them with the dip. The additional cinnamon touch that the dip gives makes them perfect...

~*What U Need*~
Wheat flour - 3/4 cup
All purpose flour - 1/4 cup
Egg - 1
Pumpkin puree - 1/2 cup
Vanilla extract - 1/2 tsp
Sour cream - 2 tbsp
Cinnamon - 1/4 tsp
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
Hot water - 1/4 cup
Oil - half of 1/3 cup
Salt - a pinch
Brown sugar - 1/4 cup

Melted dark Chocolate - 1/4 cup

How I Made it:
Preheat oven to 180 C and grease and dust a square pan. I didn't have a square pan and hence used a loaf pan. Sift wheat flour, all purpose flour and baking powder in a bowl.

In a mixing bowl, beat oil and sugar together. Add egg, and beat well.

Stir in pumpkin purée, sour cream and vanilla followed by salt and cinnamon.

Stir in flour, just until combined. Add baking soda to hot water, stir to mix, and then mix into batter until it is evenly distributed. Spread batter onto the greased pan. Add the melted chocolate and swirl with knife. Bake for 30-40 mins. Do a done-ness test and cool in the pan for 5 mins. Transfer it to a wire rack to cool for completely before slicing.

Cinnamon Sour-cream Dip
~*What U Need*~
Sour cream - 1/2 cup
Cinnamon - 1/4 tsp
Brown sugar - 2 tbsps
Chopped walnuts - 1 tbsp

How I Made it:
In a bowl, mix everything together till well blended except the walnuts. Transfer to serving bowl and top with chopped walnuts.

Serve the pumpkin squares with the dip!!!

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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  1. oare pumpkin recipe pottu thakuringa very nice swirl pa looks very good.

  2. nice step wise cliks vhc r may help...perfectly made cake..beautiful...

  3. What a great way to use pumpkin! I will try an eggless version of this as soon as ours are ripe :)

  4. wow...pumpkin squares looks so delicious n tempting....inviting pics vimitha! nice :)

  5. Omg, both pumpkin square and dip looks stunning,makes me hungry..

  6. Delicious pumpkin squares, they look simply awesome and stunning Vimitha, thanks for sharing.

  7. Tempting and flavorful,clicks are beautiful.

  8. Delicious pumpkin squares and dip awesome.

  9. Delicious and mouthwatering squares and dips.

  10. these squares with pumpkin as key ingredient

  11. I think im getting to like pumpkins too i have a recipe coming soon too!!Hopefully today :)

  12. Nice one Vimitha!...nice pics too..hope you are settled in your new place

  13. Wow....looking delicious....I wud happily ea them anytime....

  14. so yummy .. love the pumpkin and choc combo.. Nice one

  15. A delicious treat, these pumpkin squares with dip look awesome!

  16. Thats a lovely and easy recipe...wonderful


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