So very unfortunately, we had to have the Halloween party a couple of days after Halloween this year...so what you say...well it seems that there is not a pumpkin to be found after 12 midnight on the 31 October....obviously they all turn into something else.
So basically i was panicking and had to come up with a compromise! It's actually not such a good compromise as you might think....butternut squash is ROCK SOLID and extremely hard to carve, I was sure I was going to lose a finger or two.
But at least the "pumpkin" brownies were able to be made...and they actually tasted no different! YUM as always. And it looks scary enough, if perhaps a little rigid. It is really hard to carve curves into solid marble...or indeed butternut squash.