|Pumpkin Pudding (Bal Kabakli Muhallebi)|
2 cups milk
2 Tbsp flour
2 Tbsp starch
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp butter
1 cup pumpkin puree
For the pumpkin puree, chop about 1 lb pumpkin and barely cover with water and add 1 Tbsp sugar. Cook until soft and drain. Puree with blender. Let it cool. Alternately, you may use canned pumpkin puree/filling.
Take milk, flour, starch and sugar in a pot and mix them all. Place over the stove and cook stirring gradually (preferably with mixer) over medium heat. Once it starts boiling, stir in butter, pumpkin puree and vanilla. Cook for about 2-3 minutes over low heat stirring gradually.
Pour into individual serving cups and let them cool either at room temperature or in the refrigerator.
Garnish generously with crushed walnuts.