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Halloween Witches Severed fingers

October 30, 2017

Not only do these severed fingers actually resemble fingers and nails but they also taste delicious. We were surprised by how great they looked and put them to the test by trying to creep out as many family members as possible - it worked. 

 

The most important part of this recipe was nailing (ha) the cooking time and the size of the fingers before cooking. In our first round, we had some chubby little burnt digits that didn’t look scary in the slightest nor tasted that great. As we gradually reduced the time in the oven and made the fingers much thinner, they were perfect. The best advice is to always make them a bit smaller than you think they should be as they expand a fair amount in the oven. Also, keep an eye on the biscuits whilst in the oven as they can go from perfectly brown to crispy burnt fairly quickly.

 

The dough is simple to make and once it’s ready, the fun part begins. Be sure to blanch the almonds before you start making the fingers as it can be a bit fiddly to do this once you’re into the shaping of the dough. We experimented with a couple different ways to create the fingers but found that it’s easier to mould the dough then place the nail and the bone into the finger. Next, remove the nail and apply the jam then replace the nail. By doing it this way, the jam looks much more authentic. We used a cocktail stick to apply the jam as our first attempt with a spoon resulted in a bit of a mess. 

 

Once you’ve moulded the fingers and added nails and bones, use a knife to make the knuckles, then simply cook in the oven and enjoy!

 

Ingredients 

 

1 cup plain flour 

1/2 cup caster sugar 

1 cup vegan margarine 

1/4 cup ground almonds

Seedless red jam 

1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

A couple handfuls of blanched almonds 

 

Method

 

  1. Mix the margarine and sugar together in a blow. 

  2. Add the flour, ground almonds, and vanilla essence. Stir in, to begin with, then press together to form the dough. 

  3. Chill the dough for 15 minutes in the fridge. 

  4. Warm the jam slightly so it’s runnier and easier to apply. 

  5. Roll small amounts of the dough in your fingers into a bowl, then make them into skinny finger shapes. 

  6. Round each finger, put the blanched almond on and then remove and apply jam before replacing the almond. 

  7. Square off the other and press in a chopped blanched almond for the bone, then add jam. 

  8. Next, use a small knife to make knuckle impressions. Press slightly into the dough a few times with a knife at each knuckle but not enough to cut through the dough. 

  9. Cook for 8-10 minutes at 180°C, looking regularly as they are easy to burn. 

  10. Enjoy & serve with a bloodied knife for extra spook! 

 

 

Witch’s Severed fingers

 

Not only do these severed fingers actually resemble fingers and nails but they also taste delicious. We were surprised by how great they looked and put them to the test by trying to creep out as many family members as possible - it worked. 

 

The most important part of this recipe was nailing (ha) the cooking time and the size of the fingers before cooking. In our first round, we had some chubby little burnt digits that didn’t look scary in the slightest nor tasted that great. As we gradually reduced the time in the oven and made the fingers much thinner, they were perfect. The best advice is to always make them a bit smaller than you think they should be as they expand a fair amount in the oven. Also, keep an eye on the biscuits whilst in the oven as they can go from perfectly brown to crispy burnt fairly quickly.

 

The dough is simple to make and once it’s ready, the fun part begins. Be sure to blanch the almonds before you start making the fingers as it can be a bit fiddly to do this once you’re into the shaping of the dough. We experimented with a couple different ways to create the fingers but found that it’s easier to mould the dough then place the nail and the bone into the finger. Next, remove the nail and apply the jam then replace the nail. By doing it this way, the jam looks much more authentic. We used a cocktail stick to apply the jam as our first attempt with a spoon resulted in a bit of a mess. 

 

Once you’ve moulded the fingers and added nails and bones, use a knife to make the knuckles, then simply cook in the oven and enjoy!

 

Ingredients 

 

1 cup plain flour 

1/2 cup caster sugar 

1 cup vegan margarine 

1/4 cup ground almonds

Seedless red jam 

1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

A couple handfuls of blanched almonds 

 

Method

 

  1. Mix the margarine and sugar together in a blow. 

  2. Add the flour, ground almonds, and vanilla essence. Stir in, to begin with, then press together to form the dough. 

  3. Chill the dough for 15 minutes in the fridge. 

  4. Warm the jam slightly so it’s runnier and easier to apply. 

  5. Roll small amounts of the dough in your fingers into a bowl, then make them into skinny finger shapes. 

  6. Round each finger, put the blanched almond on and then remove and apply jam before replacing the almond. 

  7. Square off the other and press in a chopped blanched almond for the bone, then add jam. 

  8. Next, use a small knife to make knuckle impressions. Press slightly into the dough a few times with a knife at each knuckle but not enough to cut through the dough. 

  9. Cook for 8-10 minutes at 180°C, looking regularly as they are easy to burn. 

  10. Enjoy & serve with a bloodied knife for extra spook! 

 

 

 

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