Halloween is almost upon us and we asked Sarah from Little Crumbs to share some of her favourite super spooky treats for you to make in time for the day.
It's the time of the year for pumpkin carving and trick or treating and we've got a fun recipe and craft activity for you to make with your children over half term, in preparation for Halloween - enjoy!
1) Conker cobwebYou will need:
- 5 x Wooden skewers
- Wool / Yarn
- Ask an adult to make 5 evenly spaced holes around your conker.
- Carefully push your skewers into the holes so they are tightly inserted, making sure the pointy end is in the conker and the flat end is sticking out.
- Tie your wool around one of the skewers, start weaving by twisting the wool around each skewer before you go onto the next one. Keep going until you have created a web. Tie a knot to secure the wool web in place, leaving a length of wool so you can hang it up.
2) Witches Cauldrons
Preparation: 20 mins Cooking: 12-15 mins
110g Plain Flour
35g Icing Sugar
2-3 tbsp Cold water
1 Apple diced
1 tsp Cinnamon
2 tbsp Coconut sugar
2 tbsp Cornflour
150ml Cold water
Cup cake tray
Circle cutter or cup
Stripy paper straws
- Pre heat your oven to 180°C / Fan 160°C / Gas mark 4
- Add your flour, icing sugar, diced butter and a pinch of salt to a mixing bowl. Rub the flour and icing sugar into the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
- Add 1 - 2 tbsp cold water and mix to form a firm dough.
- Put your dough in the fridge for 10 minutes whilst you prepare your filling.
- Add your apple, raisins, cornflour, coconut sugar and cinnamon to a medium sized saucepan along with 150 ml cold water .
- Put your pan on a low - medium heat making sure your sauce doesn't boil, stir with a wooden spoon for 6 minutes or until you are left with a thick sauce.
- Take your sauce off the heat and allow to cool whilst you roll out your dough.
- Dust a clean work surface with flour and roll your dough out thinly.
- Use a circle cutter or cup (slightly larger than the hole in the cupcake tray you are going to fill) to cut your pastry into circles.
- Place your pastry circles over each cupcake well on your tray and gently press down.
- Carefully add your fruity sauce to the centre of the pastry cups.
- Put your witches cauldrons in the oven for 12 - 15 minutes, until golden brown. Allow to cool on a cooling rack before adding your witches legs.
- Draw 6 pairs of witches boots onto your card, decorating as you wish.
- Cut out your boots
- Cut each stripy straw in half and glue your witches boot to the top
- Once your witches legs are dry. Put a pair of boots sticking out of each cauldron and serve this spooktacular recipe to your friends.