Posts Tagged ‘halloween’

Healthy Halloween Treats

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

While researching for this Halloween blog I came across this recipe for Monster Mouths. They look really good and are also a healthy alternative to sweets and fizzy drinks.

Follow this link for the recipe

Pumpkin cake

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Preparation: 10 mins | Cook: 1 hour


  • 200g plain flour
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 255g pureed pumpkin
  • 200g dark brown soft sugar
  • 110ml buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg into a large bowl.
  3. Mix in the pumpkin, brown sugar, buttermilk, egg and butter until well blended. Pour into a 9×5 inch loaf tin and smooth the top.
  4. Bake for 1 hour in preheated oven, or until a cocktail stick inserted into the centre comes out clean.


Halloween Treats

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Halloween Treats


  • 100g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 free-range egg, lightly beaten
  • 275g plain flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

 To decorate

  • 400g icing sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp water
  • 2-3 drops food colouring


Preparation time: less than 30 minutes

Cooking time: 10 to 30 minutes

Preparation method

1.      Preheat the oven to 190°C. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.

2.      Beat the butter and sugar together in a bowl until combined.

3.      Beat in the egg and vanilla extract, a little at a time, until well combined.

4.      Stir in the flour until the mixture comes together as a dough.

5.      Roll the dough out on a lightly floured work surface to a thickness of 1cm.

6.      Using Halloween-style biscuit cutters, cut biscuits out of the dough and carefully place onto the baking tray.

7.      Bake the biscuits for 8-10 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. Set aside to harden for 5 minutes, then cool on a wire rack.

8.      For the icing, sift the icing sugar into a large mixing bowl and stir in enough water to create a smooth mixture. Stir in the food colouring.

9.      Carefully spread the icing onto the biscuits using a knife and set aside until the icing hardens.