It’s that time of year, when the kitchen comes over a bit spooky and we make treats that look like tricks. It’s been going on for a few years now, and I should probably update my cookbook choice, but there’s still quite a few recipes for me to go at. But if I was looking for some new inspiration, maybe one of these would do the trick:
Halloween Treats – a great book from Annie Rigg. These are definitely more cute than creepy to me, perhaps more suitable if you’ve got little ones to entertain on Halloween (we appear to be entering more of a zombie stage here). Annie’s recipes and designs are always lovely, so I’d definitely think about this one.
The Spooky 3D Cookbook – I would say this was perfect if you’re going to actually be cooking with the kids, as sure the 3D glasses will be very popular! This is definitely less cute, with recipes like Blood & Guts Pasta, Eyeball Tarts and Bleeding Berries Crumble. I can imagine that this would appeal to my 7 year old nephew no end!
Halloween! Tricks, Treats, Fun and Sweets – that about sums up the focus of the book! This probably gives you more “proper” meal ideas, based on autumn eating not just Halloween. I really like the sound of Corn & Ham Muffins and Pumpkin Fritters, sounds like a good autumn meal ahead of heading out trick or treating.
Cake Decorating with the Kids – Halloween – if you don’t want to invest much in a book for such a one off occasion, then this eBook might be just the trick. Just 91p, this eBook is perfect for making a few simple projects with the kids. I mean, Scary Spider Cupcakes are surely a must do for Halloween?
Ghoulish Goodies – sometimes, your first choice is a good one, and this is the one that is still in use in this house. Zombie Eyeballs are still popular, although to be fair we make Funny Bones every year, having now perfected our technique. I love this book, even if just once a year!
So go on, go a bit mad in the kitchen this Halloween. What ever you turn out is going to be so much better than most pre-made stuff, and everyone can get involved in helping. Definitely makes for all treats in my book.