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Halloween pumpkin: fun without waste! – Italian Cuisine


Have fun, create the perfect atmosphere for the scariest night of the year. But beware of waste! Do not throw away the pulp of the Halloween pumpkin, it can become a great product for your beauty routine


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First rule, carve the Halloween pumpkin to prepare for the scariest evening of the year. Second rule, no waste. Those are really scary!
But let's proceed in order. How are Halloween pumpkins carved? Well, it's very simple, just choose the right pumpkins, have the right tools and a good dose of imagination and dexterity.

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The size of the pumpkin. To carve it comfortably it is better to choose pumpkins large and from the peel subtle, in this way you will be able to work them more easily avoiding the risk of getting hurt.
The shape of the pumpkin. It must be the most round possible but with one flat base, so that it can stand "upright" without wobbling.
The skin of the pumpkin. When choosing your pumpkin, always remember to check that the skin does not have bruises, it must have a color uniform and homogeneous. If you are feeling particularly inspired by a pumpkin that does not have a very thin skin, we recommend that you leave it to soak in a container full of water so that the peel can soften and facilitate the following steps.

Let's move on to the practical side: carve Halloween pumpkin. Yes, but how to do it without breaking it? Also in this case it will be enough to put into practice some small tricks to create perfect and enviable Halloween pumpkins.

Arm yourself with one Bowl very large to contain the pulp, of a cutter for smaller incisions, of a knife to cut the cap, of pencils or felt-tip pens to draw the traces of the engravings and the blotting paper from the kitchen.

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Then the cap. To prepare a perfect Halloween pumpkin you will have to start cutting the cap of the pumpkin, the part where the stem is. Adjust with the design you have previously made and cut the top to create a hole of optimal size to start digging. Attention, do not remove the cap, you will need it to close your Halloween pumpkin.
Hands, spoons and knives for finishing. Here we are, it's time to completely empty the pumpkin. Take one Bowl and start filling it with pulp and seeds until you have emptied it well and cleaned of all filaments.
Engrave. Take a small, pointed and sharp knife and start following the trail of your drawings. To avoid leaving unsightly pen or pencil marks, engrave flush with the trace or just outside the edges, in this way your Halloween pumpkin will be truly perfect!
Illuminate. Take a candle, turn it on and place it in the center of the pumpkin and close with the cap!

What about the pulp of the Halloween pumpkin?

Remember the bowl you filled with pulp and seeds? Here, the time has come to use it … Yes, but not in the kitchen. Carving pumpkins do not have a particularly good pulp to eat but it is still rich in beneficial properties for our skin: it is soothing, antioxidant and emollient. With the pulp of the Halloween pumpkin you can prepare scrubs, creams and masks for face, hair and body.

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With the first colds our skin needs to be hydrated in depth and for this reason, it pumpkin scrub is the perfect remedy! Let's begin! In a bowl, pour two coffee cups filled with pumpkin puree, a teaspoon of brown sugar, two tablespoons of olive oil and 5 finely chopped pumpkin seeds. Proceed by moistening the skin and applying the scrub, massage for a few minutes. Rinse and apply your favorite moisturizer! You will feel that softness!

Face mask with Halloween pumpkin pulp
Excellent for skins fat, dry And mature. Pumpkin contains a perfect mix of natural elements that make it versatile and suitable for every need. Combine in a small bowl the quantity of a coffee cup of pureed pumpkin pulp, a teaspoon of mieie and half a jar of white yogurt. Mix all the ingredients, apply the mask and rinse with warm water after about 10-15 minutes.

Body and face are not the only ones that need more care and hydration. Let's not forget gods too hair which with the first colds tend to dry out a little more and to be less luminous. The remedy? We give it to you! Try doing this compress once a week for strong, healthy and shiny hair! Take 150 of pumpkin puree (adjust according to the length of your hair), a teaspoon of myie and one of argan oil, 2 or 3 drops of sage or lemon essential oil. Gather all the ingredients in a bowl and once they are well blended, proceed by applying the compress to previously moistened hair. Leave on for half an hour and then wash your hair as usual.
An advice: while the hair pack is in place you can take advantage of the time by applying the face mask or making yourself a regenerating scrub!

And i sow? Ah yes, don't just use them for the beauty routine. Clean them from the filaments, dry them to perfection, and arrange them on a baking sheet, sprinkle them with a pinch of salt and bake them in a static oven at 150 ┬░ for 45 minutes.

October 2021
Giulia Ferrari
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Posted on 10/30/2021


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Halloween gingerbread house – Italian Cuisine

In a bowl, combine the flour with spices, salt and baking soda.

Separately, work the eggs with molasses, sugar and butter, then also incorporate the flour mixture.
Wrap the dough with cling film and let it rest in the fridge for 1 hour.

Take back the pastry, roll it out on the floured surface in a 4-5 mm thick sheet, then cut out the 6 pieces of the house.
Prepare the decorations with the leftover pastry, then arrange everything on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper (I used 2 different baking sheets) and bake for about 15 minutes at 180 ┬░ C, in a pre-heated ventilated oven, then let it cool.

Once the biscuits are completely cold, prepare the royal icing by working the egg white with the sugar until the mixture is smooth and fairly thick.
Divide the icing into various bowls to prepare it in different colors with the food coloring you have chosen (I used black, orange, purple and green).

Start decorating the pieces of the house first, so that they have time to dry before assembling them.

Prepare a tray or serving plate on which you will place the house and start assembling the house, using the glaze as glue.
Before mounting the roof, wait for the walls to be solid.
Finally, dedicate yourself to the decoration of the additional elements.

Once the frosting of each individual element is perfectly dry, your Halloween gingerbread house will be ready.

Halloween cake pops – Italian Cuisine

┬╗Halloween cake pops

Finely crumble the sponge cake and add the Nutella first (I used the white one because it was to be consumed, but the normal one is fine too) and then the ricotta.

Shape into balls about the size of a walnut, arrange them on a tray lined with parchment paper and let them rest in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
Then take them back, dip the sticks in the melted white chocolate and skewer the balls.

Leave to rest in the freezer for 10-15 minutes, then take the balls back and dip them in melted chocolate: use white chocolate if you want to simulate mummies or ghosts, white chocolate with orange coloring to simulate pumpkins (but you can also try with green coloring to simulate zombies, for example), dark chocolate for everything else.
Apply sprinkles, sprinkles and sugar decorations to taste, then leave for at least 1-2 hours in the fridge to solidify.

Once the chocolate is completely solidified, the Halloween cake pops are ready.

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