If you are planning food for your Halloween party you should be made aware that it isn’t all about pumpkins (although you should have at least one that you’ve hollowed out, lined with foil and filled with crisps).
We have put together some easy and utterly disgusting Halloween recipes that will help set the tone for your party. We’re not talking high-brow Hestonesque recipes, we’re talking simple, swift and silly… because that’s us all over.
So here are our favourite ideas in no particular order. We hope they make you laugh and make you feel queasy in equal measure. Mwah haha (we will be doing an evil laugh right up until the 31st of October so you will just have to get used to it)
1. Jelly worms.
Made with cream and raspberry jelly these will actually taste really good… they just look utterly disgusting.
Mix the jelly with the required amount of water, add extra unflavoured gelatin to make them extra firm and wormy. Add a big dollop of whipping cream and then a fair few drops of green food colouring. Don’t fully mix everything up – a bit of colour variation is good here.
Then arrange your straws standing upright in a jug. We would suggest you extend the straws a little bit at their corrugated section and place them corrugated end down in the jug. Hold the staws upright with an elastic band.
Fill the straws by pouring the jelly carefully in the top end and leave them in the fridge to set.
Once set, remove the worms with a little hot water and a cheeky little squeeze.
See more detailed instructions here
2. Severed fingers
This one is really simple but to make successful severed finger hotdog, your choice of sausage is crucial. You need to go for a traditional hot dog sausage and not a fancy one. The reason being that to make the nail bed you need to slice a little bit off the top of the sausage… it looks more authentic on the type of sausage pictured. Posh sausages aren’t very good at being fingers. So add a nail bed to your bog standard sausage then add scores with a knife to the ‘knuckle’ areas and voila!
Shove in a bun you have already smeared with blood. Ooops. We mean ketchup and you are finished. Mwah haha.
You could always add a bit of onion or a chunk of pickle for the nail… click here for more details.
3. Egg eyes
Let’s face it, no Halloween party is complete without an eyeball. So make some classic devilled eggs (recipe here ) then make them look 100% more revolting by adding streaks of red food colouring and a sliced olive with a caper inside. Simple. But if you would like more instructions, click me!
So here at The Bowgie Inn Crantock, we would like to wish you all a spooktacular Halloween party… We assume our invite is in the post, right?