Individual Millionaires Shortbread with a hint of Halloween – Yes please!
Just a quick something simple for Halloween Treats! Meringue is fast to whip up and the stripes are dead easy too – obviously this is a Halloween version but the technique can be used for all sorts of occasions in every colour under the sun – including red stripes for Christmas and a drop of peppermint extract for a candy cane version.
One for the kids to help with, my boys never seem to tire of this old school baking idea and will put mini Halloween cutters to good use!
450g plain flour
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
100g soft light brown sugar
1 egg, large
150g golden syrup
1 x pkt clear boiled fruit sweets
For a gross twist on Oven Baked Scotch Eggs why not turn them into these – perfect for slicing up for a Halloween Party!
You just need to follow the Oven Baked Scotch Eggs recipe here but peel the hard boiled eggs and place them in a small bowl of water with a dash of red food colouring added.
It’s so much easier to for me to think sweet treats for Halloween – but why not try these lovely chicken bacon and leek Halloween pies, you can also use this recipe to make a large family pie. Once you get to grips with the glaze idea you’ll be using it on all sorts of things!
For cake pops you need a little bit of patience, they’re not tricky but they do have a fair few steps to them. For me that means they need to be made for a special occasion! Halloween in our house comes a close to Christmas in the fun stakes – costumes, face painting, scary house decorating and generally having fun it what it’s all about for me (nevermind the boys!) If you’re having a party or want to do something different for your trick or treaters then these are just the thing.
Okay then, these cupcakes are delicious (honestly) and don’t just have to be for Halloween – they’re otherwise known as mint choc chip cupcakes only these have been morphed into hideously horrible cakes for Halloween!
280g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
110g caster sugar
200g chocolate chips, plain
2 eggs, large
6tbsp oil (rapeseed or sunflower)
1tsp peppermint essence
green food colouring (optional)
1/2 can of Carnation Caramel (Dulche de Leche)
red food colouring (optional)
250g icing sugar, sifted
Food colouring (optional)
Preheat the oven to 180c Fan/200c/Gas Mark 5.