Posted on 2014.09.24
Sex & Food: The Alluring Smell of Pumpkin Pie
Scent, even just a whiff, can create a powerful sexual response. Doctors at the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Centre have discovered that pumpkin pie, the traditional Thanksgiving dessert, gets men all riled up and ready for the bedroom. The smell of pumpkin pie increased penile blood flow making this scent a powerful, and festive, aphrodisiac. With the first day of fall upon us, it might be time to bust out that pie shell and start baking. That warm, spicy pumpkin pie smell will spice up your love live for sure.
Check out this simple, but delicious, pumpkin pie recipe:
1 9-inch (23 cm) pie crust
1-3/4 cups (425 mL) pumpkin puree
1 cup (250 mL) packed brown sugar
3/4 cup (175 mL) evaporated milk
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp (5 mL) cinnamon
1/2 tsp (2 mL) nutmeg
1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground ginger
1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
Filling: In bowl, whisk together pumpkin puree, sugar, evaporated milk, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt.
Pour into pie shell. Bake in bottom third of 425°F (220°C) oven for 15 minutes.
Reduce temperature to 350°F (180°C); bake for 30 minutes longer or until knife inserted in centre comes out clean. Let cool on rack. Serves six people.