As Halloween comes closer, let’s honor the chthonic goddess of the underworld, Hecate. Hecate is a dark goddess in ancient Greek religion and mythology. She is associated with witchcraft and magic, the Moon, doorways and crossroads, the number 3, moonwort and pumpkin, creatures of the night and ghosts, masks and animals. Hecate, the goddess of witchcraft, is the mother of the first generation of witches; her daughters are Pasiphaë, queen of Crete and mistress of magical herbal arts, and Circe, a powerful witch. Hecate’s Black Tart is perfect for a witch’s feast and a Halloween party! Hecate’s Black Tart is, of course, vegan!
You will need a round tart pan with 23 cm or 9'' diameter.
Pumpkin seeds are edible. Preheat oven to 200°C or 392°F. Spread the seeds on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, season with salt, and bake for 15' until golden brown; stir occasionally.
An unopened fresh pumpkin keeps great for about 6 months in a cool dark place.
Homemade frozen pumpkin purée lasts about 1 year.
Canned pumpkin purée can be used in place of homemade pumpkin purée.
In the media
Hecate’s Black Tart appeared on October 29, 2018 in Mookychick Magazine.