This year we had the best Halloween ever. In the morning we carved our pumpkins,
120g sunflower oil
200g buckwheat flour (you can use semolina too)
100g plain spelt (or wheat) flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder
100g crushed walnuts
3 hand fulls of fresh grated pumpkin (you could also use 6 apples, or the equivalent carrot or courgette)
Mix everything together and bake at 150 degrees for about an hour.
We also made pumpkin gingerbreads,
There was a big bonfire and lots of kids. Garry arrived after work dressed as a bear and with beer to share, just in time for a really beautiful fireworks display. Benny and Joa had never seen fireworks before and I think I spent as much time watching their wee faces as I did watching the sky. There were glo-sticks and chinese lanterns, chat, sparklers and fun. Joa fell asleep on my lap in front of the fire and the other 2 went into one of the houses to watch a little tv with the other kids. There was such a great sense of welcome and community and I was so happy that we got to be a part of it.
We're all on the mend now though, but relishing the memories of such a great Halloween :-)