SPOOKY RECIPES WITH JAMIE OLIVER

Jamie’s latest Food Tube video Rocky Road Kill, featuring Jamie’s Transylvanian cousin ‘Count Oliver’ – who possibly comes from Mexico, Spain or Jamaica! The recipe itself takes just ten minutes to make and you can use whatever you have handy at home. It’s half-term so the kids got stuck in with the construction!

I melted some butter and dark chocolate over a pan of simmering water, whilst the children smashed up some meringue nests, crushed in half a pack of biscuits and threw in raisins, walnuts and marshmallows. Then we simply mixed the whole lot together and poured everything into a tin. We didn’t have decorated biscuits to use as tombstones so we came up with sweetie brains and crushed raspberries, jelly bones and dead man’s fingers. Horrific, but my six-year-old loved it!

From http://www.jamieoliver.com/news-and-blogs/blogs/halloween-ghoulish-graveyards/

COOKING IN HALLOWEEN: Jack Skellington Cupcakes

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What you’ll need

  • Batch of chocolate cupcakes
  • White buttercream frosting
  • 2 toothpicks
  • Tube of black decorator’s icing

How to make it

  1. Frost the cupcakes.

  2. For each cupcake, use the tip of a toothpick to lightly etch the outline of two large Jack Skellington eyes in the frosting.

  3. Slowly pipe black decorator’s icing onto the etched lines and then fill in the inner circles. Use another toothpick to spread and smooth the icing.

  4. Pipe on two short lines for a nose. Next, pipe a long line across the bottom of the cupcake for the mouth. For the finishing spooky touch, randomly top the mouth with a bunch of short icing barbs.