Hasselback Butternut For The Wow Factor

When Lorraine posted her hasselback butternut recipe I knew for certain I was going to make this. Dave is not a fan of butternut so I had to wait until my family came for lunch. This super simple recipe is so impressive that I urge you to make it as well.

Hasselback Butternut
Hasselback Butternut
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My last chore before I went back to work was to clear out the freezer. Every time I make something for the blog and I have leftovers, I pop them into a bag. Once labelled, the bag goes into the freezer, usually in the drawer or on the shelf it’s meant to be.  Sometimes I manage to make use of these items again, such as the royal icing. I store my egg whites to use for glazing and meringues.  At the end of 2019 I had over 50 egg whites to use. I’m hoping that Nadia wants to go back on an egg white omelette diet this year. If not I’m going to toss them as I’m sure I will gather more during 2019.  I started off with the meat drawer emptying it, cleaning it and re-stacking it.

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Then I moved on to the chicken drawer and once repacked, I sorted out my seafood and shellfish.  With the easy work behind me I tidied up the egg whites, placing them into a container. The last two shelves were an absolute mess with me having tossed things in over the past three weeks.  I  emptied both of them, sorted out what to keep and what to throw out and tidied them up. In amongst all of this I found a mystery meal. Most certainly this is a pasta dish ready to bake when we get back from Johannesburg later this month. I threw out a batch of choux pastry as well as crème pâtissière and some puréed fruit. There was even a bottle of frozen carrot juice that despite my good intentions I have not drunk. I feel that my year can really start now that I have a clean freezer but I know my fridge needs to be tackled next.
Hasselback Butternut

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Hasselback Butternut
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 butternut with a thick waist
  • 75g butter *
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 40g pumpkin seeds
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 200° Celsius
  2. Peel and cut the butternut lengthwise and deseed
  3. Place cut side down onto a board and cut thin slices without cutting right through the bottom
  4. Place into an ovenproof dish
  5. Melt the butter until golden and brush some over the butternut and season generously
  6. Place into the oven and bake for 45 minutes
  7. Remove from the oven and gently open the slices ever so slightly
  8. Brush over the rest of the butter, season again and press in the bay leaves - 2 into each butternut, apart from each other
  9. Sprinkle the pumpkin seeds over the butternut and return to the oven
  10. Bake for a further 15 minutes and then serve
My Notes
* I used vegan margerine

 

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Rating: 5.0/5. From 2 votes.
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16 thoughts on “Hasselback Butternut For The Wow Factor

  1. Well this is definitely wow! What fun. I might have to add some garlic to the butter. But I love the pumpkin seed topping!

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    1. I think garlic would be a great addition 🙂

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  2. I had a freezer clean out too…I didn’t have quite so many egg whites (which I freeze every time I make ice-cream) & which I always plan to use for meringue’s ,but I did have a mother load of frozen prawn shells….which now jettisoned has made way for more of my homemade sourdough bread…. A lovely recipe Tandy.

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    1. I think the bread is a better use of the space 🙂

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  3. A delicious recipe. I have the opposite problem. I use the egg whites and mot the yolks.

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    1. We should live next door to one another then!

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  4. Delicious and clever idea – I will let you know when I make this 🙂 Can’t wait to try!

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    1. It is the perfect recipe for you 🙂

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  5. It looks both delicious and pretty and I love butternut. I’m giving it a try.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. It is so pretty!

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  6. I tend to organize my leftovers the same way Tandy! do my best to use ingredients I purchased as not to waste money but it doesn’t always work out. I can’t believe Dave doesn’t like butternut squash which might just be my favorite food. I never thought to put pumpkins hulls on top! Unique.

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    1. He is such a fussy eater!

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  7. Aww Tandy I’m so happy that you liked this as much as I did! 😀 And you’re so organised with all that you do. I’d love to be even a fraction as organised 🙂

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    1. I have to be that way due to work 🙂

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  8. Love butternut.. AM going to buy one and do this on my next visit to the supermarket..

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    1. Enjoy, it made me feel very fancy 🙂

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