Dreamy, indeed: First you boil pumpkin with orange zest until very tender, then drain well and puree the pumpkin and zest. That is your flavor base, and it's then combined with eggs, sugar, flour, and baking powder to make a rich, thick batter that's then dropped by spoonfuls into hot oil and deep fried until delightfully browned all over. Drain these treats ever so briefly before dusting them with cinnamon sugar and serving.
- Cook pumpkin in boiling water with orange zest and a pinch of salt, until tender.
- Drain pumpkin well.
- In the food processor, blend pumpkin and orange zest until pureed.