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Ogwissimau'n No'kiya (Pumpkin Dough)

Ogwissimau'n No'kiya, or pumpkin dough, is an Indigenous Bodewadmi (Potawatomi) recipe and is perfect to make for any meal but also keeps well for packed lunches, hiking, fishing, or camping trips. This is a traditional dish that has been around for countless generations.


* 4 C peeled and cubed pumpkin or squash and 3/4 C water

OR 2 quarts bottled pumpkin with liquid

OR 1 32 oz can of canned pumpkin.

* 1 tsp nutmeg

*1 tsp cinnamon

* pinch of salt

* Approximately 2 1/2 C finely ground corn meal


*Preheat oven to 400* F / 204* C

*Bring the pumpkin to a boil (cover and simmer until pumpkin can be mashed if using raw pumpkin). Once up to heat, turn heat down to simmer, and mash.

*Add nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt and blend.

*Add corn meal 1/2 cup at a time and blend well. Keep doing this until you have a stiff dough.

*Form the dough into small cakes and place on parchment lined baking sheet or slightly greased baking sheet.

*Bake for 40-45 minutes.

*Enjoy! The same

for a short instructional clip, click here

This goes well by itself or with any meal.

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