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so you turn them into a dessert for Halloween dinner – Italian Cuisine

so you turn them into a dessert for Halloween dinner

With a crunchy base and a soft filling On the palate, chocolate tarts with meringue topping are an original, delicious and fun Halloween dessert.

Unlike other sweets created specifically to resemble body parts or hide a scary surprise, these mini tarts they present themselves in a more guise delicateexploiting the imagination of young chefs who, from a tuft of meringue, manage to tell stories of ghosts funny people capable of livening up the party buffet.

Perfect, therefore, to serve during a dinner more formal dinnerthe preparation is the classic one for tarts: shortcrust pastry base made of flour and butter worked with the fingertips, sugar, egg yolks and a pinch of salt to give the mixture a sparkling edge.

Guest star on this one dessert for halloween dinner it’s Italian meringue: egg whites, water and sugar for a super fluffy effect reminiscent of cartoon desserts.

To crown the mini chocolate tarts is the ganache made of cream, dark chocolate and butter. A sweet and never cloying cream that caresses the palate in a gentle way.


Bring the cream to the boil, add the chopped chocolate, wait a few seconds and mix slowly from the center outwards, add the butter and mix again in the same way until it melts.

Shortcrust pastry:

Mix butter at room temperature, sugar, pinch of salt and flavourings, add the egg yolks slowly and mix.

Mix the flour and knead as little as possible.

Leave to rest for two hours in the fridge, roll out the pastry to make the tarts (base + edges), prick and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Cook in a static and preheated oven for about 15 minutes.
Italian meringue:

In a saucepan, bring the granulated sugar and water to 121°C. In the meantime, whip the egg whites, let them foam and then add the sugar, continuing to whip.

Pour the prepared syrup in two batches.

Continue whipping until the container returns to room temperature and the meringue becomes nice and firm.

The eyes are made of sugar paste.
Instead of meringue you can use whipped cream.

the quick idea for Halloween lunch – Italian Cuisine

the quick idea for Halloween lunch

Crispy on the outside and soft and stringy on the inside, the Pumpkin cutlets with ham and cheese they are a delicious and easy to make autumnal second course.

The preparation time is that necessary for the pumpkin to soften in the oven and release its sweet and enveloping flavour.

For the dish to be authentically tasty, the advice is to prepare this dish in the autumn months, between October and November, in which the pumpkin is the master of the earth and presents itself in all its forms and flavours.

To give this second a more touch gluttonous ham and string cheese take care of it: provola, emmenthal or, why not, one fresh caciottina or low seasoning.

The dish includes a double cooking: the first part dedicated only to the pumpkin, approximately 20 minutes, depending on the oven, the second to ensure that the cheese softens to the right point to be stringy and delicate.

Perfect idea for a quick dinner, stringy pumpkin cutlets can also be prepared for Halloween lunchto enrich the table with the typical colors of the season that hosts this monstrous celebration!

Clean the pumpkin and cut it into slices.

Prepare a breading of parmesan and breadcrumbs.

Salt the pumpkin slices and pass them in the breadcrumbs.

Place the breaded pumpkin on a baking tray lined with baking paper.

Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and cook in a preheated oven, static mode at 200°C for approximately 20 minutes.

When the pumpkin is soft, remove it from the oven and place the cooked ham and a piece of cheese on half the slices.

Close the filling with another slice of pumpkin.

Bake the pumpkin, ham and cheese cutlets for 5-10 minutes to soften the cheese, then serve while still hot and stringy.

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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