Tuesday 26th October 2021.
October 26, 2021
It is time to catch up with Feisty Foodie Sara up in Canada. Needless to say with Halloween at the end of the week Sara has some special treats for us. “It’s Halloween week which means it’s time for some spooky recipes! You’d think this would be an easy theme, but it was much harder to find some new recipes than you think! Lol I came across this Spooky Deviled Eggs with Avocado and Wasabi that included a new technique I’ve never seen before! The finished product looks so cool and I love that the dye used to make this is all natural! To add a little more creepiness to your party table, add these Antipasto Eyeballs. They are easy to make and look awesome! For dessert, I thought that these fun Vampire Donuts are easy to make and look great! I love the colour of this Halloween Hpnotiq Martini! The glow stick garnish just gives it that extra Halloween touch!
Spooky Deviled Eggs with Avocado and Wasabi
½ large avocado, seeded and peeled
1 tsp wasabi paste
1 tsp lemon juice
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp black sesame seeds
- Place in eggs and blueberries in a small pot.
- Cover eggs with water, cover pot and bring to boil over high heat.
- Let eggs boil for 5 minutes, then turn off heat. Let eggs sit in the blueberry water for 10 more minutes.
- Remove eggs, one at a time, and gently press and crack the shell with the back of the spoon.
- Place cracked eggs in a bowl and add the blueberry water. Allow eggs to cool to room temperature, then place the eggs in the blueberry water in the refrigerator for 6 hours or up to overnight.
- Peel the eggs and cut in half lengthwise.
- Scoop out the yolks and place in a bowl.
- Add avocado, wasabi, lemon juice and salt to the egg yolks and mash together until smooth.
- Place avocado mix into a piping bag and pipe into the hollowed egg halves or use a spoon and scoop them back into th egg halves.
- Chill until ready to serve.
- Prior to serving, garnish eggs with sesame seeds.
- Pimiento-stuffed green olives
- Prosciutto, thinly sliced
- Crostini or round crackers
- Mozzarella balls
Instructions: Cut small holes into mozzarella balls and insert olives. Wrap with the prosciutto and place on a cracker or crostini.
- 12 pairs plastic fake vampire teeth
- 1 dozen doughnuts (I suggest Krispy Kreme)
- 24 mini candy eyes (or white and black decorating gel)
- Red decorating gel
- Black decorating gel
- Take a pair of the vampire teeth, and hold them closed.
- Gently place the teeth in the center of a doughnut, and then carefully allow the teeth to open. Wiggle the teeth so that they fit perfectly into the center of the doughnut, and place the doughnut onto a serving plate.
- Repeat with the remaining doughnuts and vampire teeth until all the vampires are made.
- For each pair of vampire eyes, lightly moisten the backs of 2 candy eyes, and gently press them to the doughnut so they stick (alternatively, you can use a dot of the gel). If using the black and white decorating gels to make the eyes, then first place 2 drops of white gel onto each doughnut, followed by a smaller drop of black gel directly onto each white gel eye.
- Use the red decorating gel to draw blood around the teeth of the doughnuts.
- Use the black gel to draw a widow’s peak onto each doughnut or on random doughnuts.
- Allow the gel to dry about 20 minutes, and serve.
Halloween Hpnotiq Martini
1 ounce vodka
1 splash lemon juice
Glow stick, for garnish
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the vodka, Hpnotiq, and lemon juice
Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass.
Garnish with a lit glowstick.
- Be sure to rinse the glow sticks very well under water to remove any debris. Also, check them for leaks as the fluids inside are toxic.
- This is a martini and there isn’t much to disguise a poor vodka, so a quality vodka is going to make a better drink. Choose a mid-range to top-shelf brand that you enjoy drinking on its own or in similar cocktails.
- Fresh lemon juice will give this drink a nice kick of flavor. For a “splash,” you can simply squeeze the juice from a single lemon wedge into the shaker.