Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Taste Test: Fall Edition

One of my favorite parts of baking is getting to eat raw dough or batter.

 Ooh! Cookie dough
Oh, don't look at me like that. You know it's your favorite part too. Everyone's get their preferred tastes: I love anything from raw cookie dough to zucchini cake batter. My maman goes crazy for raw yeast, the one you get in cubes at the bakery here in France. I do, however, have a slight problem once Fall comes rolling around. I get the urge to bake with pumpkin (seemingly, as does everyone in the blogosphère, as the French call it) and look forward to having pumpkin muffins spiced with warm cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and ginger. 

Thoughts of eating my weight in pumpkin cake batter pop up...and quickly disappear. I don't like cake batter with pumpkin. There. I said it. The taste doesn't really appeal to me, and a few spoonfuls is just enough before I remind myself that no, I don't really like this so yes, I should stop now.

I'm curious, though. Are there bakers out there (or just batter-eaters) who enjoy the taste of pumpkin puree before it gets baked into a lovely, orange loaf of everything autumn baking is supposed to be? Or is something wrong with me?
Not-so-appetizing (empty) bowl of pumpkin batter

Oh, and see that picture right there? That's a testament to the fact that I even eat batter when I don't really love it. My subconscious links the words "cake batter" to "hey, you're right, I am hungry!". 

Now, if only the words "chocolate" and "candy" could be linked to "oh thanks, I've had enough". That doesn't look like it's going to happen any time soon, unfortunately.
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13 comments:

ArchaeologyAnna said...

Hello! Can't stomach pumpkin or zucchini batter raw. Now you have me craving some pumpkin muffins though!!!!!

Barbara said...

I do love raw cookie dough, Lucie, but not much else. Well, perhaps I've licked a sponge cake batter spoon once in a while....but not pumpkin. (Someone posted a pumpkin cheesecake bar I'm going to try soon. And Maida Heatter has a lovely pumpkin date bread I make in the fall. It freezes well.)
I have never made a pumpkin cake; doubt I would be tempted to eat the batter...ditto with the zucchini batter.

Kerstin said...

I like raw pumpkin cake batter :) Cookie dough is definitely my favorite though!

claudia said...

my favorite batter to eat raw: buttery, velvety, smooth, elastic, yeasty BRIOCHE batter!

Mary said...

I don't think a plain unseasoned pumpkin puree has any flavor at all. I do, however, love the puree when it is spiced and seasoned. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Ingrid said...

HA! Wish dessert linked up with no thank you. :)

I don't know if I like pumpkin cake batter. I'll have to pay attention next time I have some.
~ingrid

Reeni said...

I suppose it depends on what else is in the batter! Pumpkin straight from the can is ucky.

Emily said...

You're right! Pumpkin batter isn't as good as regular cake batter. I have eaten it before, but no, I don't enjoy it. :)

grace said...

raw pumpkin? not so good. that said, however, i always lick my batter bowl and beaters. waste not, want not, right? :)

Juliana said...

Sorry, I do not share the same taste in regards to raw dough...but my husband always are after them :-)






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hi,

I always taste the dough...It tastes great!!:0

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Dmarie said...

chuckle...agree completely that "enough" seldom makes it into the same sentence as "chocolate."

Seo Services said...

wow delicious wow looking so nice ....