As long as I have this paste (or cream) on hand, I can make sweets or bread that highlight the sweetness and color of kabocha squash. If you freeze it, you can make kabocha squash recipes any time you like!
I wanted to stock up on this when kuri kabocha squash was in season. If you freeze the paste you can use it any time you like. I used ingredients that I had on hand.
Mix it up while the kabocha squash is still hot. The sugar will melt nicely. Reheat in the microwave.To freeze, double wrap in plastic wrap and a plastic bag etc. to prevent it from picking up any odors. Defrost in the microwave!
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