Halloween 2012

By Saturday, November 03, 2012

This may come a bit belated but I really want to share pictures on the ghoulish treats I had for my office's halloween party.

I took AM off, but woke up at the usual time for work to bake. Here's what I did:

I tried this last year, which turned into fat monster fingers. This year, it's looks so much better.

Witches' fingers
Still, it appeared bigger than I expected. I had chilled the fingers prior to baking it, and despite having done that, the dough spreaded out a fair bit in the oven. 

Overall, I'm still happy with it. Woo... doesn't it look eerie with a bit of spiders in it? I had also painted the almonds red which made it look more life-like. Too bad I don't have any red food gel. If not, I'll definitely add it it in to give the fingers a squishy look. 

My colleague managed to find these.

Here's other treats we had at the party:

Scooping out the "liver"
Spiders in the jelly

Syringes for the blood suckers - actually it's jelly too

Recipe for Witches' Fingers (from Martha Stewart)
- makes 30

2 tbsp red food coloring
30 blanched almonds
2 eggs
1/4 tsp vanilla essence
113g butter
100g icing sugar
2 tbsp caster sugar
233g flour
pinch of salt

  1. Heat oven to 180C. Line two baking sheets with Silpats (French nonstick baking mats) or parchment paper, and set aside.
  2. Place food coloring in a shallow bowl. Using a small paintbrush, color one rounded half of each almond. Set aside to dry.
  3. Separate 1 egg. Set aside the white. In a small bowl, whisk together yolk, remaining egg, and vanilla. Set aside.
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine butter, confectioners' sugar, granulated sugar, and salt. Beat on medium speed until well combined. Add egg mixture, and beat until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add the flour, and mix on low speed just until incorporated. Wrap the dough in plastic, and chill until firm, 20 to 30 minutes.
  5. Divide the dough in half. Work with one piece at a time, keeping remaining dough covered with plastic wrap and chilled. Divide the first half into 15 pieces. On a lightly floured surface, roll each piece back and forth with palms into finger shapes, 3 to 4 inches long. Pinch dough in two places to form knuckles. Score each knuckle lightly with the back of a small knife. Transfer fingers to prepared baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough.
  6. When all fingers are formed, brush lightly with egg white. Position almond nails; push into dough to attach.
  7. Bake until lightly browned, about 12 minutes. Cool completely.

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  1. You did a good job. The fingers look scary!

  2. hi lala, last year i made some spooky fingers too, i sure had fun making them and i know you did too! gosh you even painted the nails red!eerie!!! what is that liver thing? i probably dont dare to eat it! LOL!!