Sunday, 31 October 2010

Happy Halloween!

Well we really got into Halloween this year! It all started on Friday when I finally decided to turn my pumpkin into pumpin pie, which I later took to a friend's for dinner.

I made a pumpkin puree by simmering the flesh of two pumpkins with a cinnamon stick, for about 20 minutes, until tender. Drain, then whizz with a hand blender.

I mixed 2 cups of the puree (american cup measurements) with 1 can of condensed milk, 2 tbsp cornflour, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 3/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/2 tsp ground cloves,1/2 tsp ground ginger and 1/2 tsp salt.

Pour the mixture into a part-baked shortcrust pastry base, and bake in an oven heated to 180'C/Gas 4 for about 40 minutes.

Serve warm with whipped double cream. I got the recipe from another great blog which you can find here:

Today, after waking up a tad worse for wear after a Halloween party last night, we attended two different kids' Halloween parties. I baked some spooky goods..

Toby the Spider got into the holiday spirit. I think that Halloween may now be his favourite time of year, as he grazed on biscuits, cakes, sweets and chocolate-covered aples throughout the day! It was also his first time trick-or-treating and he loved it.


  1. Hooray for Halloween! :-D

  2. That's the hottest witch I have ever seen!!...and Toby, what a cutie, I just want to eat him up!!! xx



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