Great Recipes For This Upcoming Halloween

This post answers the following questions

1) What is the major element of Halloween?
2) How to make Witches Fingers?
3) What is Truffle Eyeballs?
4) What will you need to make Toffee Apples?
5) Why is it easy to make Halloween Treats?

Halloween is a time to have fun and it never gets old, people of all ages enjoy it. But although Halloween itself doesn’t get old, people unfortunately do get to a certain age where they are too old to take part in trick or treating, which is a major element of Halloween.

But if you are past the age where trick or treating is acceptable the fun doesn’t have to end. Playing tricks may be a little below your age group but the treat element of Halloween is still yours for the taking for you to enjoy.

There are plenty of scary Halloween treats that you can create in the kitchen rather easily, that let you still enjoy Halloween as much as you ever did. What follows are some creative suggestions for things that you could conjure up this upcoming Halloween.

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Witches Fingers
Witches fingers are a very common Halloween biscuit recipe but everyone makes them a little differently.

You Will Need:

  • 225g softened butter
  • 125g of icing sugar
  • 350g of plain flour
  • 100g of almonds
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract (optional)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • A single egg
  • A tube of red icing (for decorating)

Directions:

  • Put the butter, icing sugar, egg, almond and vanilla extract into a big mixing bowl.
  • Beat all of these ingredients together.
  • Begin to add the flour to the mixture bit by bit as well as the baking powder and salt. You should be continuously stirring as you do this.
  • Chill the mixture in the fridge for 25 minutes.
  • Once the mixture is in the fridge turn the oven on to 160 degrees and lightly grease some baking trays.
  • After the 25 minutes is up remove the mixture from the fridge.
  • Use a teaspoon to remove a small bit of mixture at a time and add it to the baking tray.
  • Then roll the mixture into a finger like shape and add an almond on the end for a nail. Do this for the rest of the mixture. You should be able to make around 30 witches fingers.
  • Put in the oven for between 20 and 25 minutes until the fingers turn a light golden colour.
  • Then remove the nail, squirt some red icing in the space then reapply the almond.
  • There you have your witches fingers!

Truffle Eyeballs

Treats that look like eyeballs are a staple at Halloween. These truffles look cool and taste great.
You Will Need:

  • 125g of softened butter
  • 300g of icing sugar
  • 375g of smooth peanut butter (smooth works best)
  • 325g of white chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 100g of chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp butter
  • Blue food colouring

Directions:

  • Add the peanut butter and half the butter into a mixing bowl.
  • Mix together until the mixture is smooth.
  • Add the sugar and vanilla and continue to mix.
  • Cover the mixture with cling film and put it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes take the mixture out and roll into eyeball shaped balls.
  • Place them on some greaseproof paper and put them into the fridge for another 30 minutes.
  • Melt the white chocolate and the rest of the butter. Make sure not to overheat it.
  • Once it is fully melted remove the ‘eyeballs’ from the fridge and dip them in the chocolate.
  • Place them back on the greaseproof paper and allow them to set. Putting them in the fridge for a third time will speed up this process.
  • Add the blue food colouring to the remaining melted chocolate.
  • Add a little to the top of each ‘eyeball’ and put a choc chip on top of it.

Toffee Apples

Toffee apples are a fundamental part of Halloween so everyone should know how to make the perfect ones.
You Will Need:

  • 8 small sized apples
  • 8 wooden lollipop sticks
  • 700g of caster sugar
  • 5g lard
  • 1 tbsp malt vinegar
  • 225ml of cold water.
  • Some red food colouring
  • A little oil.

Directions:

  • Wipe all the apples down to remove any grease that may be on their skin.
  • Remove the stalks of every apple.
  • Insert the wooden lollipop sticks.
  • Place all the apples on some greaseproof paper.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients to a saucepan.
  • Bring it to the boil slowly.
  • Once the mixture has reached boiling point continue to boil until the sugar reaches cracking stage, which is at 140 degrees. You should use a sugar thermometer to measure this.
  • Once the mixture has reached this stage remove it from the heat and let it cool for 10 minutes.
  • Then dip the apples into this mixture, place them on a lightly oiled piece of greaseproof paper and let them solidify.
  • Enjoy you toffee apples.

Great Recipes For This Upcoming Halloween – recipes submitted by David V. from Nigella’s books for cooks.

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