We love Halloween food here at Shepherd's - well let's be honest, we love all fun and celebratory food - and our special, limited edition Pumpkin Cob is a real scene stealer!
Versatile, delicious and perfectly in theme, it's Halloween food with class - and hidden veg for your little trick-or-treaters. Try it warmed in the oven, sliced thickly and spread with quality salted butter; or give the below recipe a try for a truly spooky spread.
Available from Wed 14 Oct - Sun 1 Nov.
White flour, oil, salt, water, yeast, gluten, milk powder, sugar, cooked pumpkin, basil
Halloween Food: Dip in Pumpkin Cob Recipe
- Shepherd's Pumpkin Cob Loaf
- 500g diced pumpkin (1cm cubes)
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 tablespoons Greek or Natural (unsweetened yogurt)
- 2 tablespoons raw cashews
- Fresh coriander (2 tablespoons finely chopped + extra to serve)
- Salt and Pepper, Olive Oil
Microwave pumpkin with a teaspoon of water for a few minutes, until par-cooked. In a large frypan over medium heat, fry garlic and cumin in olive oil for 1 minute, then add pumpkin. Fry until soft, then remove.
Add pumpkin, cashews and the yogurt into a blender and whiz until it forms a thick dip consistency - not too pureed, a few chunks are nice! Add chopped coriander, salt and pepper to taste, and stir through with a spoon.
Hollow out the Pumpkin Cob carefully (retaining the bread from inside for dipping) and bake lightly until crispy. Remove the cob from the oven, leave to cool until it's just warm and then gently pour and spoon in the dip.
Decorate with a big sprig of coriander and serve on a platter with the lightly toasted bread chunks, plus vegetable sticks for dipping.
*Please note: our bread is baked the day prior to delivery to allow time to pack and ship. In addition, our delivery vehicles are refrigerated, to ensure pies and sausage rolls stay at the right temperature for food safety. So, when your Shepherd's bread arrives at your house, it might feel 'firm' to the touch, which can make it seem stale. Rest assured, if you leave it on the bench to return to room temp, it will feel a lot fresher in no time! If, however you like to freeze your bread, go ahead and pop it straight into the freezer to maintain max freshness as soon as it arrives.