festivals and traditions

Easy recipes for Halloween

Everyone knows how to cut a pumpkin for Halloween, so here are a few easy recipes to make your party scarier and tastier!!!

 Slime soup

(makes 1 litre soup)

500g frozen peas

1 small onion, cut in half

750 ml vegetable broth

1 small mozzarella (100g)

Cook the frozen peas, the onion and the broth until the peas are tender, take out  the onions and put the peas and mozzarella in a blender until smooth. Reheat slightly before serving.

Witches’ hair

500g black sepia spaghetti

 olive oil

  grated  parmesan cheese

Cook the spaghetti, drain them, season with olive oil and sprinkle with cheese.

(You can use butter instead of oil, but then the hair turns grey! 😉 )

Pumpkin  pie

You  have to prepare a pumpkin purée first:

Cut the pumpkin into chunks, remove seeds and filaments and put it in a colander which you will put on a saucepan with water. Steam  the pumpkin over the boiling water for 25-30 minutes until it gets tender (i.e. a fork enters easily). Remove the pumpkin and let it cool, then remove the skin and purée until smooth.

For the pumpkin pie you need:

5 dl pumpkin purée

3 eggs

1 dl cream

1 dl dark sugar

half a teaspoon cinnamon

half a teaspoon ground ginger

half a teaspoon salt

Line a pie dish with pastry and combine the purée with the other ingredients, mix well and  pour into the pastry dish.

Bake for 50-55 minutes at 170°c. Cool before serving

Roasted pumpkin seeds

                                                                When you cut your pumpkin, save the seeds,                                                          rinse them in water and let them dry well.

For 5 dl  of pumpkin seeds combine:
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons dried chopped rosemary                                                                        salt

                                     Toss the seeds in the oil and spread onto a oven-plate dish,                                      and bake for 10-15 minutes at 150°c.
Be careful  not to burn them, they must become slightly coloured.

You can also make sweet pumpkin seeds

you need:

4 tablespoons malted butter

4 tablespoons brown sugar

 1 teaspoon cinnamon

half a teaspoon  nutmeg

half a teaspoon  ground ginger

I wish you a scary Halloween!!!


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