As the Spooky Season draws nearer and sets the vibe for horror movies and treat-or-trick for this upcoming Halloween, what everyone wants at any time of the year is to enjoy a good meal that fills the soul. Along with the black food trend that has been around for a while now, we thought you might like these easy Halloween recipes we have sorted out for you. Let’s get spooky and cooking!
The Spooky season is here.
Pumpkin patches will start coming alive, and the hunt for the perfect pumpkin begins! While our Western friends cannot wait to order a Pumpkin Spice Latte and walk into stores that are being decorated with pumpkins and fall décor, all to be aligned with the spooky season, it is not the same scenario here in Southeast Asia. Sure, our days are not exactly filled with pumpkin facials, fall weather, comfortable sweaters, and such, but that does not mean we cannot have our own Halloween party with our friends and family.
In Asia, Halloween decorations and lights are not equally popular as in western countries. But it is also slowly becoming popular in some parts of Asia, some choose to celebrate it, others take it as a time to dress up and join public events, while some may just simply choose to observe the moment in a more meaningful manner. Regardless, we produced a full course meal that certainly carries the theme of darkness—it is one that goes hand in hand with the festive season, and they do not take much to prepare either.
What is up with the Black Food?
If you are any familiar with social media and have a penchant for keeping up with the latest foods to try, then you know better that charcoal-infused food has been a trend that has been around for a while. The black aesthetic just appeals to the younger generation and gives an otherwise normal-looking dish a whole fresh look. That is why cafes, restaurants, and chefs chose not to shy away from charcoal and hopped on the trendsetting food and boldly experimented it with their own recipes.
Presenting you the Dark Series...
Behold, here are the recipes for your Halloween appetite. In this list, you will have two drinks you can choose from (or you can really have both if you love)—some latte, or cookies & cream. For a main course, a seafood spaghetti sounds great. Dessert? How about a slice of crepe cake? Got you drooling? Well, read on to see how you can hold the best Halloween party ever with these!
Dark Knight Latte
To start off this series, a drink perhaps? A glass of fresh milk sounds good, but it also sounds boring. Amp it up with some charcoal magic to make it pop. The main base of this Dark Knight Latte is fresh milk and along with the addition of the Avoset All-Purpose Creamer, to enhance the overall smoothness of this refreshing and cooling beverage. It is then topped with a charcoal layer to give the drink a two-toned look. Not only is this drink pleasing to the eyes, but it also makes for a good Halloween festive drink with the black and white layer.
Darkness of Cookies & Cream
Just how much do you love cookies and cream? Oreo crumbs make amazing and impressive desserts. Have you ever thought of having green tea, Oreo crumbs, and cream all in one go? Yes or no, we present to you the Darkness of Cookies & Cream which features the Avoset All-Purpose Creamer and Ken Nata Spray. We briefly talked about Avoset All-Purpose Creamer as a terrific addition to enhance a beverage’s smoothness, but there is also one product called the Ken Nata Spray, read on more about it here.
This dessert-like drink is incredibly refreshing with green tea. The crushed cookies add an extra chocolate flavor and fun texture. Having it topped off with a smooth cream on top makes it even better! This simple but special whipped cream-topped green tea with Oreo crumbs will make your guests feel fussed over. So, if you are not up for some latte, try this beverage instead. Oreo cookies and cream cheesecake—how can you go wrong?
Dark Seafood Spaghetti
Next up, we have a unique main course for you—hope you are in the mood for pasta. What’s a meal without the main star? This recipe for fresh, flavorful seafood pasta comes from the fresh seafood you can get your hands on. The prawns, squid rings, and clams are simmered in a garlic butter sauce and served with charcoal spaghetti that makes for a great seafood feast. Seafood lovers and pasta lovers alike will go over the moon for this Dark Seafood Spaghetti. Do not be intimidated by this spaghetti dish.
Although it looks intense, it is simple and quick to prepare. What’s important is that you use fresh ingredients for this recipe. Not forgetting our Rich’s Double Cream too! Our Rich’s Double Cream is a great solution to add more richness and depth to the garlic butter. With the spaghetti soaking up all the luscious sauce and all the seafood coated with the savory and creamy goodness, you won’t want to share this dish with anybody. It is just that good. Here is an extra tip too, if you love your pasta dish to be saucier, then, go ahead. No one’s stopping you. It’s always a fantastic idea to have more sauce with your spaghetti anyway. Enjoy!
Black Crepe Cake
After all that is said and done, end the meal on a sweet note with a dessert that will satisfy your soul. Crepe cakes, otherwise known as Mille crepe too, look super impressive. They really are not complicated to make at all too! What you need is just a ton of crepes and a delicious whipped cream. This gorgeous Black Crepe Cake uses Rich’s Milk Topping, so it is not all too sweet and it feels super decadent too. And there is truly something beautiful seeing paper-thin charcoal layers sandwiched with a vibrant white milky cream—talk about good contrast.
Here, we have made this crepe cake extra milky with Rich’s Milk Topping to make this fun and easy-to-assemble dessert. This crepe cake is perfect for Halloween. You can also choose to serve it with macerated berries if you are looking for some color pop or extra freshness. One slice is the perfect ending to the Halloween course.
You are ready for a Spooktacular Feast!
So, are you convinced yet? There are lots of opportunities for you to use charcoal in your creations. Even if you do not celebrate Halloween on your end, these recipes will please your palate. This Dark Series is the perfect meal for a special occasion like Halloween or even a nice elegant dinner. Serve this series of dark recipes to entice both the eyes and palates of your guests.
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