Chocolate Spiced Pumpkin Pinata Cake

This image and recipe are courtesy of Sainsburys.co.uk   Ingredients For the cakes: 550g butter, plus extra for greasing 200g cocoa, plus extra for dusting 500g caster sugar 500g light brown muscovado sugar 2 tsp vanilla extract 8 large eggs 680g self-raising flour 4 tsp baking powder 2 tbsp mixed spice 2 tsp cinnamon To decorate: 450g soft unsalted butter 1 tbsp vanilla extract 800g icing sugar 6 x 10g tubes orange gel food colouring…

Twice Baked Pumpkin

This image and recipe are courtesy of Tesco.com Packed with fresh herbs and creamy goat’s cheese, this delicious pumpkin recipe is simple-to-follow and makes the most of this seasonal vegetable. A delicious autumnal dish that’s ideal as a midweek meal – what’s more it’s also a great Halloween party idea! Serves 4 15 mins to prepare and 60 mins to cook Ingredients 2kg (4Ib) pumpkin 2 tbsp olive oil 125g (4oz) bulgur wheat, rinsed 300ml…

Pumpkin Latte

This image and recipe are courtesy of Tesco.com   If you’re in need of a warm me up then get cosy with this wonderfully spiced pumpkin latte. This spicy and frothy hot drink is so simple to make at home, it’s the perfect drink to snuggle up to and works wonderfully with both espresso coffee and instant coffee. Ingredients   2 heaped tbsp pumpkin purée 1 tbsp soft brown sugar ¼ tsp mixed spice ¼…

Leftover Pumpkin Cakes

This image and recipe are courtesy of Lidl.co.uk If you’re planning on carving a few Halloween lanterns this year, make sure you put the leftover pumpkin flesh to good use. These spooky pumpkin cakes are perfect as part of a Halloween party spread, and decorating the tops is a great way to involve any little ones who aren’t old enough to join in the carving. For best results, make sure you squeeze as much water…

Tortilla Bats with Tomato Salsa

This image and recipe are courtesy of Sainsburys.co.uk Tortilla wraps, smoked paprika and olive oil are the only ingredients needed to make this tortilla bats recipe. Use biscuit cutters to make quick work of the bat shapes and serve this ghoulish Halloween appetiser with homemade tomato salsa. COOKING TIME 14 minutes PREP TIME 15 minutes SERVES 4 Ingredients 4 large tortilla wraps 1 tbsp olive oil ½ tsp smoked paprika 125g cherry tomatoes, quartered ½…

Mini Meringue Ghosts

This recipe and image are courtesy of Tesco.com Makes 20 ghosts 30 mins to prepare and 2 hrs 20 mins to cook Ingredients 4 egg whites a pinch of salt 160g sugar 1/2tsp vanilla extract melted chocolate for the eyes Method 1. Preheat the oven to gas 2, 150°C, fan 130°C. Beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until they form soft peaks, then gradually add the sugar and vanilla extract, constantly beating…

Pumpkin Meringue Pie

This image and recipe are courtesy of Sainsburysmagazine.co.uk Ingredients 275g dessert pastry flour for dusting 300g piece peeled pumpkin (or butternut squash), in chunks 75g light muscovado sugar 1 tbsp maple syrup 3 large egg yolks 1 level tbsp cornflour 100ml double cream ½ tsp ground ginger a pinch of ground cloves 1 tsp ground cinnamon For the meringue 4 large egg whites 200g golden caster sugar 2 tsp cornflour Method 1. Preheat the oven…

Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

This recipe and image are courtesy of Foodnetwork.co.uk 120 Cook Time 5 Prep Time Psst, if you don’t like Peppermint, simply leave it out…or if you’d like a version just for adults, why not add a cheeky splash or two of peppermint schnapps…or amaretto…or bourbon…? Ingredients 3 cups icing sugar, sifted 2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder 12 cups whole milk 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1 teaspoon salt 8 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped 24…

Bats & Biscuits Halloween Cake

This recipe and image are courtesy of Tesco.com Cast a spell with this show-stopping Halloween cake that’s guaranteed to make your party spooktacular. Kids will love the chocolate bat biscuits and ghoulish white chocolate ghosts, and the butterscotch cake is scarily delicious! Serves 24 2 hrs to prepare and 1 hr to cook Ingredients For the biscuits 50g (2oz) butter, softened 30g (1oz) icing sugar 1 egg yolk 90g (3 1/2oz) plain flour 10g (1/2oz)…

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