I’m a fairly new convert to Butternut Squash – We certainly didn’t eat it when I was growing up. I don’t even remember seeing it in the supermarket. As I’ve said before, I’m a huge fan of Sweet Potato (which in my mind should have tasted just the same as squash) but it has taken me a bit longer for the taste of Butternut Squash to grow on me. What I do love is how far just one butternut squash can be stretched. From just one large squash we made a huge heap of these crostini (a substantial snack or starter for 4/5 people) and a batch of delicious Butternut Squash Soup (recipe to follow in next couple of days).
I used ciabatta for the crostini but if you have baguette that needs using, this is fine too. I left the ciabatta under the grill for a little too long so it is slightly caught but hey, that’s family cooking!
The roasted butternut squash is so delicious, I would be surprised if you weren’t tempted to eat it off the baking tray with a spoon. (Tell me I’m not the only one who does this?)
I couldn’t choose between 3 entries for the featured Bake of the Week this week. Both were meringues which I completely adore but rarely seem to have time to make.
Lucy from Baking Queen 74 shares her Mini Cherry & Lime Meringue Pies – I’m a sucker for most thing mini but the work that must have gone into these is too good not to celebrate.
Making a twist on a traditional Lemon Meringue Pie by using Thyme pastry is Only Crumbs Remain.
I can almost taste the tang from the Gluten Free Alchemist’s Orange & Lime Pie with Lime & Walnut Pastry.
Thank you as usual to everyone else who entered Bake of the Week – I’ll be back next week with another roundup. The good news is I’ve been beavering away in the kitchen and have lots of delicious recipes to share with you. This week’s entries are shown below – If you want to keep in contact with our previous entries, you may like to follow the Bake of the Week Pinterest Board
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There’s no theme and anything oven or slow cooker baked is welcome – Happy Baking!
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