Impress your guests this Halloween with these spooky treats! We had Mike from Granville Island Brewing come in to talk about the treats and what beer to have with them!:
Here are the recipes:
Serves 10 to 12
4 slices white bread
1 cup milk
4 lbs ground beef
1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan
1/2 cup Italian parsley, finely chopped
3 tsp garlic, finely chopped
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
Dash Worcestshire sauce
1 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
2 T cocoa powder
1T sherry vinegar
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Line a roasting pan with parchment, set aside.
- In a small bowl, tear bread into small pieces and soak with milk. Set aside for 10 minutes.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients, including the soaked bread.
- Shape into an oval shape. Using a chopstick, make a mark in the centre to divide the two sides. You can also make the folds of the brain by using the tip of the chopstick.
- Place brain in roasting pan. Bake for 45 minutes. While the meatloaf is cooking, make the sauce.
- To make the sauce, whisk everything together in a bowl.
- After the 45 minutes of baking, remove the meatloaf and pour the sauce over. Return to the oven and bake for another 20 to 25 minutes or until no longer pink inside.
- Remove and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
|2/3 cup||Butter, unsalted|
|½ cup||Brown Sugar|
|½ cup||White Sugar|
|2/3 tsp||Baking Powder|
|½ tsp||Baking Soda|
|2 1/3 cup||All Purpose Flour|
|1 cup||White Chocolate Chips|
Vanilla Ice Cream
- Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt together. Set aside in a large bowl.
- Add in eggs and vanilla. Scrape down bowl and mix until evenly incorporated.
- Add in dry ingredients. Mix on lowest setting until just combined.
- Add in white chocolate and mix until evenly distributed in dough.
- Scoop into 1 oz balls. Chill in fridge for 30 minutes.
- Bake in oven, preheated to 320*. Bake for roughly 18-20 minutes, or until edges start to golden.
- Take out of oven and fully cool.
- Scoop one scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream onto each cookie.
- Using black food colouring, draw a pupil onto the M&M’s.
- Colour piping gel to desired red colour. Piping blood and veins down the side of each eyeball. Starting from the top center, working down.
- Place 1 M&M onto each eyeball to finish.
- Spook your friends and enjoy!
Shortbread Witch’s Fingers
|2 cups||Butter, unsalted|
|1 cup||Icing Sugar|
|4 cups||All Purpose Flour|
|1 cup||Raspberry Jam|
|45||Whole Almonds, blanched|
|Red Food Colouring|
- Cream butter and icing sugar. Beat until light and fluffy.
- Add in flour and mix until just combined.
- Chill dough in fridge for 30 minutes.
- Portion into 1 oz balls, and shape into fingers.
- Draw in knuckles and wrinkles.
- Stick 1 almond into edge of cookie to mimic the end of the finger bone.
- Split an almond in half, along natural break. Using raspberry jam and glue, stick 1 half onto the other end of the cookie to become the finger nail. Let the jam ooze out a bit to look bloody.
- Chill in fridge for another 30 minutes.
- Bake in preheated oven at 350*, for 15 minutes, or until starting to golden.
- Set aside out of oven to fully cool.
- Colour piping gel to desired red, blood colour. Add in around bone almond and edge of finger nail, to finish.