Autumn with Klarstein​

Our recommendations for the beginning of autumn

The leaves are turning red, yellow and orange, the days are getting shorter, the temperatures are getting cooler: the golden autumn is just around the corner. So it's high time to switch to cuddle mode at home, cook heartily, bake sweetly and enjoy the colours of nature. Klarstein wishes you a wonderfully colourful and cosy autumn! In addition, we have many delicious recipes, tips and great decoration ideas ready for you for the most colourful months at the end of the year.​

Autumn activities: mushroom picking, campfires and cosy autumn nights

In autumn, it's brightly coloured outside. There is a lot to discover, and you should definitely not miss the last strong rays of sunshine and beautiful sunsets. What's the best thing to do now? Go to the forest! Here you can easily stock up for your decorations and the most delicious autumn recipes.​

Collect mushrooms and chestnuts

Picking mushrooms and chestnuts is high on our list! Just make sure to grab the right and edible varieties. When it comes to chestnuts, it is the sweet chestnuts that are most popular. Among the mushrooms that can be found in German forests are the boletus, chanterelles and chestnuts (yes, the mushroom has the same name as the chestnut). Collect everything and take your loot home with you. We'll tell you what you can do with it later!​

Decoration ideas: collect your material

The adventure through the forest continues. What else should you definitely take with you? Horse chestnuts, acorns, beechnuts, coloured leaves to dry, moss and much more. All of this is a good basis for your decorating ideas for autumn. What you tinker with and get creative with later is up to you. Your imagination knows no limits.​

Cosy autumn evenings

And in the evening? That's when it gets cosy. Outdoors is like indoors: in the garden you can light a campfire or a fire basket and enjoy the evening with marshmallows and bread on a stick. Or sit in front of the fireplace, snuggle up in our warm Klarstein electric blankets and treat yourself to hot chocolate, tea or coffee. You can find everything you need for this in our shop!​

Autumn recipes: So that everyone stays nice and warm

Pumpkin dishes made easy

To give your favourite dishes an autumnal twist, often all you need to do is add pumpkin. The most popular is the Hokkaido pumpkin because, unlike its conspecifics, it does not have to be peeled. Once you've washed it and removed the seeds, you have endless ways to use it: pumpkin quiche, tarte flambée, pumpkin lasagna, pumpkin salad, pumpkin and potato casserole, pumpkin noodles and much more. Get creative and surprise your guests with clever recipe ideas. Extra tip: In many recipes, your collected mushrooms will also fit perfectly. Let's just say: mushroom risotto!​

Pumpkin recipes: you don't have to throw anything away anymore

Such a pumpkin is quite versatile, and you can use almost all of its components. First of all, of course, is the pulp. You can cook this in all sorts of recipes. If you have anything left over, you can boil it and then puree it - it is then ideal for baking sweet cakes. And the seeds? Can be used as a topping or roasted as a tasty snack for in between meals. No matter what you're conjuring up in your kitchen: Our hobs are your all-round companion!​

Pumpkin muffins and autumn cakes for the sweet tooth


  • 200 g pumpkin puree
  • 175 g softened butter
  • 140 g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • ½ package baking powder
  • 250 g flour
  • 50 g ground hazelnuts
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg
  • 4 tablespoons milk

Pamper your loved ones with autumn desserts and cakes

It will also be autumnal in your home bakery! Thanks to pumpkins, chestnuts and fruits such as apples, plums and the like, you can really enjoy baking. How about a couple of juicy pumpkin muffins, an autumn cake or even a delicious dessert with roasted and pureed chestnuts, for example? Sounds great, right? We'll be happy to give you the first recipe to try out.​

Pumpkin muffin recipe


​Beat butter, sugar and eggs until frothy. Add the remaining dry ingredients and mix. Add the pumpkin puree and milk and mix until a smooth batter is formed. Distribute in 12 muffin tins and bake at 180 ° C top / bottom heat for approx. 25 minutes.​​

Make it easy for yourself: with the Klarstein food processors

Hearty things in autumn: pumpkin bread and more


  • ​400 g pumpkin puree
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 10 g freshly grated ginger (optional)
  • 500 g flour
  • 42 g fresh yeast
  • 50 g sugar
  • 50 ml milk
  • 40 g butter
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 60 g pumpkin seeds

Keep yourself warm with hearty pumpkin goulash or pumpkin bread

In autumn, it gets really cool outside. Fortify yourself and your family with hearty and vitamin-rich food. How about, for example, a decent pumpkin goulash, a stew or a nutty, fruity and home-made pumpkin bread? The recipe for a good bread is available directly from us. Bring on the flour!​

Pumpkin bread recipe


​Season pumpkin puree with cinnamon as desired and refine with ginger. Stir the yeast into the lukewarm milk with 1 tablespoon of the sugar until smooth and cover and let stand for 10 minutes. Add the mixture to the flour, knead in a food processor on medium speed and add the remaining sugar, butter, oil, pumpkin puree and salt. Knead for about 10 minutes until you have a smooth dough. Let rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes. Knead in 2/3 of the pumpkin seeds, put the dough in a greased loaf pan and let rise again for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 180 ° C top / bottom heat. Sprinkle the dough with the remaining pumpkin seeds and bake for about 35 minutes.​

Another autumn classic: chestnuts

Did you also collect chestnuts on your foray through the woods? Excellent! If it's chestnuts or sweet chestnuts, you've got hold of another real classic of autumnal cuisine. Horse chestnuts, on the other hand, are inedible - you'd better save them for autumn decorations. You can easily tell them apart: Edible chestnuts have a shell with many small spines and a shell contains up to 3 chestnuts. You can recognise the horse chestnut by the well-known finger leaves; the shell has fewer spines and usually there is only one chestnut in a shell.​


  • Any amount of chestnuts or sweet chestnuts.

Prepare sweet chestnuts at home

Chestnuts and sweet chestnuts are often roasted at annual or Christmas markets. If you are lucky and collect some of your own this year, you can easily roast them in your home oven. We'll show you how to do this in the following recipe. Have you ever wondered whether chestnuts and sweet chestnuts are the same thing? Both types are so-called sweet chestnuts. Basically, the sweet chestnut is a further developed form of the chestnut. It is a bit smaller and tastes nuttier and more aromatic. That is why it is the most popular type among Germans.​

Roasting chestnuts: the recipe


Select the chestnuts and use a sharp knife to cut the tip crosswise up to the pulp. Place on a baking sheet and roast at 175 ° C for about 20-30 minutes. They are done when the shell turns slightly black at the cut surfaces and bulges even further outwards. Let the chestnuts cool, peel and enjoy.​

Prepare chestnuts in your Klarstein oven

Make autumn decorations yourself

The bellies are full, the sweet tooth has been satisfied. Now you are well fortified as you go on to make your colourful and home-made autumn decorations. There are plenty of decorative ideas for autumn. With the materials you have collected from the forest, you can let off steam and immerse your home in warm autumn colours. We would love a large glass or a vase filled with moss and a mini forest. A few twigs, beechnuts and chestnuts: done.

Of course, you can also make garlands, decorate lanterns or try out individual ideas.

We want to make an autumn decoration with you that you can hang on the door as well as place on the living room table: an autumn wreath. We would be happy to explain what you need for this and how it can be made really beautifully in a step-by-step guide.​​

Tie the autumn wreath yourself: this is how it works

It doesn't take much to make an autumn wreath. We prefer to use colourful materials from the forest and stick them on a wreath of straw. However, you can also use dried leaves, pine cones and much more to make a wreath.​

Step 1: the preparation

First, have everything you need ready: a wreath of straw (you can get one at a craft store or a hardware store), your materials from the forest, wire, scissors and glue (using a hot glue gun will make attaching the autumn materials even easier). Spread everything out in front of you so that you have it to hand and can start right away.​​​

Step 2: the green

Now you can start: Start by covering most of the straw wreath with green. You can use moss for this, for example. You can spread it around the ring and then wrap it with wire. Alternatively, you can also use glue here. Use moss and other greenery to create a good foundation for the wreath.​​

Step 3: the decoration

Now you can really go all out: Whether chestnuts, pine cones, forest berries, beechnuts, leaves or much more - drape everything on your wreath and distribute it as you wish. With the help of the glue, you can attach each part however you like. Make your wreath as minimalist or lavish as it suits you. After everything has dried well, you can either hang it up with a ribbon or place a lantern in the middle and lay it wherever you like.

Handicraft ideas in autumn: chestnut figures

The little ones also want to help decorate and welcome autumn? Then chestnut figures are just the thing. Here you can make funny little people, animals and other figures together with your children. All you need are chestnuts, acorns and the like, as well as toothpicks and glue. Let the crafting fun begin!​

Klarstein wishes you a colourful and cosy autumn!​

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