A well loved treat, perfect for homemade Christmas gift giving.
2.5kg pumpkin (winter squash), such as jap or kent pumpkin
1 bunch coriander leaves, loosely packed, to serve
Yoghurt Tahini Dressing:
250g thick natural yoghurt
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
50mL extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbs tahini
Prepare the embers of fire and ash, place the whole pumpkin into the fireplace and completely cover by about 3–4cm of ash and embers. Cook for about 3–4 hours or until the pumpkin is tender .
Place the almonds in a cast-iron frying pan over the fire and stir until toasted, about 6–7 minutes. Remove and allow to cool, then roughly chop.
For the yoghurt tahini dressing, combine the ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine, seasoning to taste.
Scoop out the pumpkin, drizzle with dressing and scatter with almonds and coriander leaves.