I cannot believe there was ever a time I did not celebrate Halloween! Over the last few years it has become my second favourite holiday (Christmas is still unchallenged at number one.)
What I love about holidays in general and Halloween in particular is that I get to behave as a kid: I get to play with food!!!
One of the ideas I stumbled across is to wrap biscuits in bandags to make them look like little mummies. (Hihi – so much fun!)
Of course you could use a store-bought biscuit, but if you are going through this much trouble you really want the biscuit to be worth the effort. These crunchy, flaky morsels are quick to make and taste fabulously salty and cheesy.
Actually these biscuits taste so good I will not be waiting until next Halloween to make them again.
(Biscuit recipe from the blog “one perfect bite” but and mummy idea from “recipegirl“)
1 tsp salt
110g cold butter
200g grated strong cheese (I use Dutch extra belegen boeren kaas but you can use cheddar or even Parmesan)
about 6 tablespoons water
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
bandage for wrapping
- Preheat oven to 230 C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Place flour and salt in a bowl.
- Cut the butter into small dice and then use your fingers to rub it into the flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
- Grated the cheese and mix in using your fingers.
- Stir in water and cayenne with a fork. Quickly bring together the pastry. Do not overwork.
- Roll out the pastry to about 5mm thickness. Using a knife cut the pastry into rectangles of about 5×2 cm. Transfer the pastry to the baking tray.
- Prick each biscuit a few times with a fork.
- Bake for about 15 minutes until golden brown.
- Allow to cool.
- Use something small and blunt to stab two eyes into the biscuit (I used the end of a thin stemmed tea-spoon.)
- Wrap with the bandage to resemble a mummy.
Tips & Variations
replace cayenne with chopped chives