Spooktacular Halloween recipes

Spook-Tacular Halloween Recipes

With its roots in the ancient rituals of the Celts, Halloween is the most frightfully fun time of the year! Stemming from the belief that the lines between the worlds of the living and dead became blurred on the 31st October, Halloween has evolved throughout the centuries to become a more spirited occasion.

Tradition dictates that celebrations are centered around community, costumes and food, making Halloween parties a fang-tastic idea. To make sure that you throw the spookiest soiree, we’ve brewed up our favourite recipes to guarantee your guests will eat, drink and be scary.

BLOODY BRAIN SHOOTER
Starting the night off with this gruesome concoction is a no-brainer! A heady mix of vodka, lime juice, Irish cream liqueur and grenadine produce this dubious-looking-yet-delicious drink. The acidity of the lime juice reacts with Irish cream and curdles, producing brain-matter like strands which are finished off with a splash of blood-red grenadine.

Find the recipe here.

[Image source: http://www.foodnetwork.co.uk/article/halloween-cocktails/bloody-brain-shooter/6.html]

 

EGYPTIAN MUMMY BRIE
Turning a bog-standard baked Brie into a hauntingly good starter is spookily simple, with the addition of some ready-made puff pastry and halved olives. With minimum prep time and maximum impact, you’d brie mad not to include this dish in your party plan. Pair with crunchy crackers or fresh bread for a ghoulishly gooey appetiser.

Find the recipe here.

[image source: http://www.delish.com/holiday-recipes/halloween/recipes/a49347/mummy-brie-recipe/]

 

JACK-O LANTERN STUFFED PEPPERS
The legend of the Jack-O-Lantern is reshaped into bright orange bell peppers for a hearty, healthy and child-friendly dinner guaranteed to get little ones excited for Halloween. With some creative carving and a ghoul-some filling of minced meat and spices, this recipe will light up your dinner table.

Find the recipe here.

[image source: https://www.fleishers.com/recipe/jack-o-lantern-stuffed-bell-peppers/]

 

SPIDERS WEB CAKE
For a devilishly-good dessert, look no further than this Swiss buttercream covered cake, complete with scary spider. A decadent, rich chocolate sponge is trapped in a melted marshmallow strand cobweb, encasing the layers of light, sweet buttercream for a cake that is almost too scary to eat. Almost.

Find the recipe here. 

[image source: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/spiders-web-cake]

 

MERINGUE GHOSTS
Meringues are made mystical and mysterious, with this easy-to-do Halloween recipe. A basic meringue mix piped into mounds yields dozens of edible ghosts, given character by the addition of three food-colouring dots for eyes and a mouth. Sit atop of cupcakes or cakes for boo-tifully simple decorations, or pair with a raspberry gh-oulis for a gruesome dessert.

Find the recipe here.

[image source: http://vivianandme.com/sweet-potato-cupcakes-with-meringue-ghosts/]

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