Top 5: Recipes for HalloweenBy Angelica Malin
Halloween is the perfect time to let your imagination run wild in the kitchen and to get the little ones to help out making some simple and delicious treats. Whether you want to whip up some spooky savouries or some quick and simple sweet treats for the kids, they’ll all look better displayed on beautiful Corelle dinner sets that are durable, dishwasher, microwave and even oven safe and come in a range of gorgeous designs that will really show off your culinary skills!
You don’t have to be able to cook to make your own Halloween treats. A little ingenuity and some pre-bought ingredients can quickly be transformed into spooky treats for all the family.
• Chocolate covered mini rolls
• White and brown writing icing
• Dark chocolate (melted)
• Flaked almonds
Pipe out some batwings on greaseproof paper using the melted chocolate and leave aside to set. Attach wings to the chocolate rolls with a blob of melted chocolate and pipe on a face using writing icing. Finally, add flaked almonds for fangs!
• Packet of puff pastry
• Grated parmesan or cheddar cheese
• Jar of pesto – use green for a pus filled finger and red for blood
• Whole almonds with skins on
Unroll the pastry and spread with pesto sauce before scattering the grated cheese of your choice on top. Roll up like a Swiss roll and then cut into slices, then fold each slice in half to make a finger shape and add a whole almond for the fingernail. Bake at 200ºC, fan 180ºC or gas mark 6 for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Pumpkin Spice Cookies
A good, simple cookie recipe is great for making with the kids and will also be perfect for Christmas tree cookies when December comes around.
• 130g butter
• 4 tbsp golden syrup
• 110g brown sugar
• 330g plain flour
• 2 tsp ground ginger
• 1 tsp ground cinnamon
• 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
Preheat the oven to 170º centigrade, gas mark 5. Melt together the syrup, sugar and butter in a saucepan and put to one side to cool. Sift the flour, spices and bicarb together and then stir in the liquid ingredients. Mix until everything comes together in a ball and then roll out on a lightly floured surface to the thickness of a 10p piece. Cut out your cookies – pumpkins, cats and witches hats all work well – and bake until golden, or for around 10 minutes. Decorate with icing and sprinkles.
• 100 grams grated cheddar
• 2 tsp plain flour
• 1/4 teaspoon paprika
• Salt and pepper
Preheat the grill while you mix all the ingredients together. Now simply place spoonfuls on a baking tray that you’ve lined with baking paper and place under the grill. When the cobwebs are melted, leave to cool then remove from the paper. Serve with your favourite blood red salsa or slimy guacamole!
Arrange all your sweet and savoury treats on some beautiful Corelle dinnerware. Our stunning square plates will make a particularly bold impact with your guests and durable tableware will withstand being passed around the party before being thrown in the dishwasher.
• 1 bag of frozen raspberries, thawed
• 1 red jelly
• Cranberry juice
• Apple juice
• Fizzy lemonade or ginger ale
• Vodka for an adult punch
• 1 rubber glove
Start by rinsing out the rubber glove, and turn it inside out. Now make up the jelly using cranberry juice and add some defrosted raspberries. Pour this mixture into the glove, tie the top tightly with string and place in the freezer to set. Mix some cranberry and apple juice with lemonade or ginger ale and add raspberries (and vodka for the adults). Now cut away the rubber glove and un-mould your creepy creation before dunking in your witch’s brew. Simply add jelly worms and enjoy.
Just Say Boo!
For a quick and easy showstopper, take a tall pre-bought cake – of course you could also bake your own – and drape with rolled out white fondant icing. Draw on eyes and a mouth with writing icing and your ghostly centrepiece is complete – just add candles, carved pumpkins and a Corelle serving plate for maximum impact!