Halloween with Klarstein​

Cooking, kneading, pumpkin carving

October is all about autumn - and Halloween! In addition to all the colourful leafy landscapes, slowly falling temperatures and cosy moments on the sofa, we will look at our gruesomely beautiful highlight on October 31, when you can enjoy everything culinary and decorative around the pumpkin. You can expect delicious basic recipes for cold days and helpful tips on how to put a smile on your 'face' in a few simple steps with your favourite orange-coloured fruit vegetables.​

Pumpkin recipes: ​Halloween finger foods and autumn delicacies​

Ingredients for 4 portions:​

  • 600g Hokkaido pumpkin (save the seeds)
  • 400g carrots
  • 1 piece of ginger
  • 1 onion
  • 1-2 tbsp butter
  • 0,7l vegetable stock
  • 333ml coconut milk
  • salt
  • pepper
  • soy sauce​
  • the juice of half a lemon

Pumpkin soup​

Hardly any other soup is as popular as pumpkin soup in autumn. It is also easier to prepare than you think. Wanna bet? Give it a try! And best of all: cooked in advance, you can still enjoy it after a few days.​

Recipe:​

Peel the carrots, ginger and onions and dice all of it with the pumpkin, sauté in the butter. Pour in the broth and cook for about 15-20 minutes until soft. Then puree very finely, if necessary pass through a sieve. Stir in the coconut milk, season with salt, pepper, soy sauce and lemon juice and then heat again. Serve garnished with pumpkin seeds.​

To the hobs

Ideal for boiling: Discover our Klarstein hobs​

Ingredients for 4 portions: ​

  • 500g Hokkaido pumpkin
  • 400g risotto rice
  • 2 shallots
  • 1l vegetable stock
  • 200ml white wine
  • 80g Parmesan (also vegan)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • nutmeg​
  • pumpkin seed oil​
  • ​coriander

Pumpkin risotto​

Don't have much time during the workday in autumn? Need to recycle a few leftovers of pumpkin and rice from the day before? Then pumpkin risotto is the perfect alternative for a healthy and quick lunch. And best of all: this culinary classic is ideal for warming up in the microwave the next day, because by then all of the flavours have really developed.​​

Recipe:​​

Core the pumpkin and cut into small cubes with the peeled shallots. Briefly sweat both in the oil, then add the rice and briefly steam or heat. Deglaze with white wine and let it cook down. Now gradually pour in the broth. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg and finally stir in the grated Parmesan.Serve garnished with coriander leaves.​​

To the microwaves

For easy heating: Discover our Klarstein microwave ovens​

Ingredients for 4 portions: ​

  • 1 medium-sized Hokkaido pumpkin
  • a little olive oil
  • pepper
  • parsley or rosemary
  • herb salt
  • ​a little honey
  • fish or meat as a side dish​

Baked pumpkin

Are chips too unhealthy for you, but you also don't feel like eating potatoes in the classic sense? Then we recommend freshly baked pumpkin to celebrate Golden October! It is not only full of minerals and fibre, but is also ideal as a side dish or simple finger food!And: since it is not available all year round, pumpkin dishes are always something special that many snack lovers look forward to for months in advance!​

Recipe:​​

Wash the pumpkin, cut in half and remove the seeds. Cut the unpeeled pumpkin halves into approx. 1 cm thick slices and brush with oil. Season with herb salt and pepper and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 ° C for about 25 minutes - and add the rosemary in the last 10 minutes. When fresh out of the oven, drizzle with a tablespoon of honey. Serve as an accompaniment to meat and fish, or when cooled as finger food.​

To the air fryers

Perfect for crunchy foods: Discover our Klarstein hot air fryers​

Halloween baking ideas and seasonal desserts​

Ingredients for 4 portions: ​

  • 900g Hokkaido pumpkin
  • 3 eggs
  • 250g sugar
  • 375g flour
  • 120g butter
  • 1 package baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • a little cinnamon
  • 1 package vanilla-flavoured pudding powder
  • 2 lemons
  • 100g powdered sugar

Pumpkin cake​

Would you like dessert - or a stately but sweet base for a punch afterwards? Then we recommend fresh pumpkin cake from the tray!When the sweetness is combined with the hearty, tart finish of the pumpkin, the result is a culinary delight that is not regarded as a culinary highlight of the year for nothing.Take a bite!

Recipe:​

First cook 300 g pumpkin until soft. Finely grate the remaining 150g and beat with the eggs, sugar, liquid butter, cinnamon and a pinch of salt until frothy. Puree the cooked pumpkin, stir in as well. Add flour, pudding powder and baking powder and stir into the mixture. Place the dough on a greased or lined baking tray and distribute it evenly. Bake at 180 ° C for about 20 minutes.While the cake is cooling down, whisk lemon juice with powdered sugar until lump-free and pour over the cake as a glaze. Ideally, serve after letting the flavours mingle slightly in the refrigerator.​

To the stand mixers

It stirs itself: Discover our Klarstein food processors​

Ingredients for 4 portions:

  • 140g Hokkaido pumpkin
  • 700ml white wine
  • 700ml sparkling wine
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 unsprayed lemon
  • 2-3 unsprayed passion fruits​​

Halloween punch​

Whether for after hours or the final Halloween evening: Nothing beats a juicy pumpkin punch!Extravagant in composition and appearance, it forms the juicy and happy conclusion of your favourite menu. Want to skip your cake dessert or raise a glass for a scary toast in the moonlight? Then we say: Cheers!​

Recipe:​

Remove the seeds and fibres from the pumpkin, remove the pulp and fill it in a punch bowl - or alternatively in glasses. Cut the lemon into thin slices. Place half of the slices in the respective container and distribute the sugar on top.​ ​​Now pour in the white wine and refrigerate for 3 hours.​ Pour in the remaining (chilled) alcohol just before serving. Add the passion fruit as well and serve with a few Halloween wine gums or fruit on the edge of the bowl if desired.​

To the blenders

For juicy enjoyment: Discover our Klarstein mixers​

Halloween DIY decoration:​ Put a smile on the face of your pumpkins​

Step 1: hollow out the pumpkins​

Whether from above or behind: Carefully and extensively cut a large opening into the pumpkin on one side and make sure that the pumpkin is firmly on the surface and cannot slip away. Then you can use a large spoon or an ice cream scoop to scrape all the seeds and fibres out of the inside. An approximately 2cm thick shell of pulp can remain on the skin. You can either use the compostable rest of the pumpkin for culinary purposes or dispose of it safely in one of our Klarstein rubbish bins.​

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For the compost afterwards: Discover our Klarstein rubbish bins​

Step 2: carve pumpkin faces​

Here you can sketch out your design with a marker! From pouting lips, to a crazy laugh or big, bright eyes: With your pumpkin face, whatever can be carved well is allowed! The more contoured your carving is, the more multifaceted the candlelight will shine in it later. Important: Use sharp knives so that cutting does not become an ordeal. Our Klarstein knife sets offer you exactly the right tool for this, from small and handy to large and puncture-proof.​​

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Need some inspiration? This is what your pumpkin faces could look like:​

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For razor-sharp pumpkin heads: Discover our Klarstein knife sets​​

Step 3: Make sure the pumpkins are stable​

Is the carving done? Great, then you can now test our your carved pumpkin. On the one hand, it should not wobble or stand crookedly, and on the other hand, it should be positioned on a stable surface that can easily catch candle wax or crumbs. Pumpkin fibres should also not protrude into the candle flame inside.After all, your pumpkin should glow, but not go up in flames. With our Klarstein wooden boards, you have a secure and at the same time optically matching foundation for all of this.Win-win!​

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Step 4: illuminate pumpkins from the inside​​​

Let your carved pumpkins shine! Whether on the floor in a sheltered corner, or on the sideboard in the living room, where you can also serve the pumpkin cake or drinks for Halloween celebrations: they will definitely create atmosphere! Here original design meets handmade creativity, with which you can not only create a funny or creepy atmosphere, but also create memories of beautiful moments with your own carvings!​​​

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