Halloween is almost here and there are so many recipes to share!!
Today I'm sharing with you one more idea for tomorrow's party.
Beautiful and easy to make Walnut & Caramel Cream with a catchy Halloween decoration on top ;)
Grab the recipe along with some unusual facts about Halloween!
Plymouth colony settlers brought medieval superstitions surrounding black cats to America.
Back in the 14th century, the association between black cats and the devil was so prevalent that people allegedly believed they were causing the Black Death pandemic and tragically exterminated them as a result.
Later, when the 16th-century hysteria over witchcraft was at its peak, suspicious Europeans associated black cats with so-called witches, believing them to be their "familiars" — and this notion spread all the way to America during the Salem Witch Trials.
Owls are also creatures associated with Halloween — in medieval times, hearing a single hoot meant death was nigh.
For medieval Europeans, seeing an owl meant that danger was coming — even death. Because the birds are active at night, they were thought to partake in illicit activities and were often depicted with or as witches.
Original jack-o'-lanterns were actually carved turnips, beets, and potatoes.
Jack-o'-lanterns come from an old Celtic legend about a man named "Stingy Jack," who used to play tricks on the devil. After Stingy Jack died, the devil sent him into the night with only burning coal, which Jack put into a carved turnip to light his way.
According to folklore, Stingy Jack's ghost still wanders the Earth, so the Irish used to carve scary faces into turnips and put them in windows to scare his spirit away. When Irish immigrants came to America, they found that the pumpkin — which they had never encountered before — was a much better fit for the tradition.
"Sexy" Halloween costumes date back to the 1970s.
The third annual Halloween party at Studio 54 in 1979. Allan Tannenbaum/Getty Images
The sexual liberation of the 1970s brought with it gay visibility, feminism's second wave, and a newfound sense of freedom. Gay parades in areas like Greenwich Village and Key West started to emerge — and with them, sexy costumes.
Lesley Bannatyne, author of "Halloween. An American Holiday, An American History," and "Halloween Nation," told Bustle, "The fantastical gay parades of the '60s and '70s showed the rest of the adult world how outrageous costumes could be. Halloween costumes often push at the boundaries of what we'll accept for everyday reality. Sexuality could be expressed."
You can have a very real fear of Halloween — it's called samhainophobia.
Forbes defines samhainophobia as "a persistent, abnormal, and unwarranted fear of Halloween, despite conscious understanding by the phobic individual and reassurance by others that there is no danger."
But don't get it confused with simply not wanting to dress up or pass out candy — samhainophobia is a clinical, psychological condition, much like arachnophobia or agoraphobia. There are treatments available for it.
Harry Houdini, the famous illusionist and escape artist, died on Halloween night ... in very strange circumstances.
Hungarian-born magician Harry Houdini dazzled audiences with his impressive stunts — like jumping off bridges while handcuffed — for over 30 years.
But after a show on October 24, 1926, at the height of his fame, Houdini was rushed to the hospital with what seemed to be appendicitis. Earlier that week, a fan repeatedly punched him in the stomach to see if Houdini really could "resist" the blows as he claimed. But many believe that the punches caused his appendix to rupture, though no one knows for certain.
A week later, on October 31, Houdini died. Mystery still shrouds his death, and there are theories claiming that the Spiritualists — a group of "psychics" that Houdini campaigned against — planned his assassination via poison.
On his deathbed, Houdini promised his wife that he would communicate with her from the afterlife (likely to snub the Spiritualists). She held séances to try to reach him for 10 years before giving up, but fans and fellow magicians keep the tradition of having séances on October 31 alive, attempting to channel the dead every Halloween night. *source
Find the recipe below!
Prep: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Level: easy, medium
Servings: 6 portions
Calories per serving: 152 kcal
Find the recipe & nutrition facts below :
For the filling:
2 cups of soy milk (or any other plant-based milk)
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1 tbsp toffee caramel (recipe here)
1 tbsp walnut paste/butter
For the decorate:
chocolate melted (to decorate)
Step 1: Mix all the ingredients for the filling, except the caramel & walnut paste in a medium pan. Bring to boil, mixing with a hand mixer frequently. Cook until you have a pudding-like mixture. (cook on medium heat, take care not to burn your cream). Turn off the heat and add the caramel and walnut paste/butter.
Let it cool down completely.
Step 2: With a pipe fill any type of glass cups.
Step 3: In a blender blend the Oreos without cream in the between and sprinkle on top of the caramel walnut cream.
Step 4: With a sharp knife create the right form and size from your biscuits.
Step 5: In a pipe transfer melted chocolate and decorate the biscuits. Let them dry and transfer on top of the cream.