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Recipes for Halloween party

Updated on February 2, 2015

Great food for your Halloween party!!!

I so LOVE Halloween, for so many different reasons. It is my favorite holiday and Sabbath. The time when the Dark Mother takes over, when winter begins to spread its sweet scent, days are filled with warm colors, darkness prevails and, of course, families and neighbors celebrate and enjoy the night with a parade of spooky characters, decorations, tales and yummy food!!!

I love cooking (and eating) so food plays a great part in organizing my Halloween parties! I hope you'll enjoy these simple and delicious recipes for your Halloween party!!!

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Making your Jack'o'lantern?

Don't waste good food, keep your pumpkin flesh for cooking

Simple pumpkin soup: delicious and warming

Halloween pumpkin soup

This is so nice.......

Ingredients:

1 kg pumpkin peeled, deseeded a chopped

2 onions

4 tbsp olive oil

700ml vegetable stock

140ml double cream

handful of pumpkin seeds (from packet)

salt and pepper

Heat the oil in a pan, add the onion and cook for 5 minutes. Add the pumpkin and cook for a further 10 minutes. Add the stock and seasoning. Bring to the boil and simmer until the pumpkin is soft. Add the cream then puree with a blender. Serve hot with a handful of pumpkin seeds. The soup will last for about 2 months in the freezer.

A pumpkin cake your children will love!!!!

Pumpkin cake

A must have at Halloween

Ingredients

300g self-raising flour

300g sugar

3 tsp mix spices (Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves)

2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

170g sultana

1/2 tsp salt

4 eggs, beaten

200g butter, melted

zest of 1 orange

1 tbsp orange juice

500 g pumpkin flesh, grated

For frosting

200g soft cheese

85 g butter, softened

100g icing sugar

zest of 1 orange and juice of half

Heat the oven at 160C/gas 4. Grease a 30x20cm baking tin. Put flour, sugar, spices bicarbonate of soda, sultana, and salt in a bowl and mix. Beat the eggs into the melted butter, stir in the orange juice and zest then add to the flour mixture and mix til combined. Stir in the grated pumpkin, pour into the tin and bake for about 30 minutes, or until golden.

To make the frosting beat together the cheese, butter, icing sugar, orange zest and 1 tablespoon of the orange juice until creamy. Put in the fridge.

When the cake is done, cool for 5 minutes then turn it into a cooling rack. Prick it all over with a skewer and drizzle with the rest of the orange juice when still warm. Leave to cool completely.

Give the frosting a quick mix then spread on top of the cake. If covered the cake will keep in the fridge for 3 days.

How to make a delicious pumpkin cheesecake!

Savoury or sweet?

Do you think pumpkin should be used in savoury or sweet dishes?

Mulled wine recipe: Great for Halloween!!!!

I always serve mulled wine at Halloween to parents that come with their little scary monsters....they deserve a nice treat too.....so I buy loads ot paper cups and give them lovely warm mulled wine to enjoy while escorting their little ones on the trick or treat conquest.

And of course I always serve mulled wine at my Halloween party. I also make some for the children by using non-alcoholic wine!!!

Making Mulled wine:

Ingredients:

For every bottle of red wine (Cabernet Savignon) you will need

1/2 pint of water

4 oz sugar

1 orange (sliced)

1 lemon (sliced)

4 cloves

1 cinnamon stick

1 nutmeg

1 spoon of honey

Bring to the boil the water with spices, honey and sugar. Add the lemon and orange. Turn off the heat, brew and cool for about 15 minutes. Add the wine and warm up.

I use my slow cooker on a low setting to keep it warm.

For your Halloween drinks

Decorating your food

for the perfect Halloween party

Scary mummy Halloween pizza

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These are so easy to make. Just bake your own pizza (or you could buy the pizza base), spread tomato sauce, cheese and a couple of halved olives for the eyes!!! Kids will love it!!!!

Devil's eyes Halloween eggs

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Another simple decoration for your scary Halloween party. I use cayenne pepper and halved pimiento stuffed olives!!!

Decorate your own scary Halloween ginger bread men

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For this recipe you will need some ginger bread men, icing and writing icing tubes.

Have you got any recipe ideas for Halloween?

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