Netflix and Pumpkin Cake

With the days getting shorter, the cozy spent moments at home are getting longer. This means, it’s finally time for some Netflix and … pumpkin cake. Don’t worry though the chilling part will be included automatically.

Let’s face it: A snack is essential when it comes to a relaxed movie night – or afternoon. As the pumpkin season is about to start, you don’t want to miss the various healthy benefits of the orange vegetable. Well, chewing on a piece of raw pumpkin might not be the exact yummy companion you are looking for in front of the TV; so you better go for a updated sweet variation. A pumpkin bread is easily made and its potential to get addicted once you’ve eaten the first piece makes it the ultimate movie night snack. Luckily, it stays fresh if you keep in an airtight box. So you can even take some pumpkin bread with you to university or work the next day – a delicious reminder to take a well-deserved break in between lectures or meetings.

RECIPE: CARMITIVE PUMPKIN BREAD

Ingredients:

450 g of cooked pumpkin
350 g sugar
150 ml plant oil
1 tsp. vanilla flavoring
4 eggs
420 g flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp, cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. baking powder
100 g dried cranberries

 

Directions:

1) Grease the baking pan before heating up the oven on 180 °C. 2) Mix 450 g of cooked pumpkin, 350 g sugar, 150 ml plant oil, 1 tsp. vanilla flowering and 4 eggs in a big bowl. 3) Subsequently, mix in 420 g flour, 2 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. cinnamon, ½ nutmeg, 1/8 cloves and ½ tsp. baking powder and stir until the dough gets its creamy consistence. 4) Mix in 100 g of cranberries. 5) Fill up the baking pan with the dough and bake for 50 to 60 minutes at a temperature of 180 °C. 6) Take the pumpkin bread out of the oven and let it cool down for some minutes before turning it upside down. Enjoy!

This recipe was inspired by Hagen Grote – find more recipes on https://www.hagengrote.de

NETFLIX NEW YORK CITY GETAWAYS

After the snack issue is fixed, the next thing to decide is the movie. Actually, the beginning of fall is also the right time to start watching a new series. Either way, to get into this New York Fashion Week mood – which is fully in its flow – why not stick to those good old classics, which take place in the Big Apple. For example “Sex and the City” might make you feel as if you were strolling walking out of the fashion shows at Pier 59 Studios yourself. Here are some CARMITIPPP suggestions, which show a similar effect:

 

CARMITIPP Series:

Gossip Girl

Friends

2 Broke Girls

How I met your Mother

 

CARMITIPP Movies:

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

New York Minute

Honey

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Maid in Manhattan

The Devil wears Prada

27 Dresses

The Intern

Finally, it’s very high time to get comfy in your sheets, have your pumpkin bread next to you and press play. Whether you enjoy some me-time or have your best friends over be sure to appreciate this moment to the fullest. Afterwards, your batteries will be recharged like the ones of a fresh pumpkin.

Incidentally, ghank you Hagen Gorte for turning those days into yummy ones. 

Get the Netflix Look: 

Text by Carmen

Photographed by Judith

Layout by Angela & Carmen

In collaboration with Hagen Grote