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Pumpkin Ice Cream
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 pint (1 cup) heavy cream
1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
Put all the ingredients into a blender and mix till well incorporated.
Pour into an ice cream maker and follow manufacturer's directions.
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Chinese Five Spice Goji Berry Cake
3 1/2 cups self-rising flour plus 1/2 cup for dredging fruit
1 tablespoon Chinese 5 spice
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 large egg
1 cup honey
1 cup strong tea plus a bit extra
1 cup dried goji berries
Prepare a Lucinda's Wood Baking Box, by lining with butcher paper.
Preheat oven to 300F.
Brew about 2 cups of strong tea. Allow the tea to cool. In a small bowl, pour the cooled tea over the goji berries.
In a mixing bowl, cream the butter, egg, and honey.
In another bowl, add the 3 1/2 cups of flour and the tablespoon of Chinese 5 spice and whisk to blend.
Saving the tea, pour the liquid off the goji berries and measure out 1 cup of the tea, discarding any extra.
Add the flour/spice mixture and the tea to the creamed butter, alternating between the dry and wet ingredients until fully incorporated.
Take the remaining 1/2 cup of flour and generously dredge the soaked goji berries. Fold the dredged berries gently into the batter.
Pour the batter into a prepared Lucinda's Wood Baking Box.
Bake for 90 minutes, until firm in the center.