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Halloween Pastry Ideas

1st October     By Jus-RolSavoury treats and sweets with plenty of bite – we’re sharing some of our favourite Halloween pastry ideas to help you get inspired for the holiday. Dive in for spooky snacks perfect for parties and fun Halloween baking ideas for the whole family.

Halloween Pastry Ideas

1st October     By Jus-RolSavoury treats and sweets with plenty of bite – we’re sharing some of our favourite Halloween pastry ideas to help you get inspired for the holiday. Dive in for spooky snacks perfect for parties and fun Halloween baking ideas for the whole family.

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Croissant Mummy Dogs

Costumes, candy, and mummy hot dogs – that’s what Halloween is all about! Have your little ghouls and goblins help prep dinner by wrapping the Croissant dough strips around hot dogs. They’ll love seeing these simple-yet-spooky mummies bake into cheesy, mummy pigs-in-a-blanket to eat before their Halloween festivities!

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Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Total Time: 50 Minutes

1 can Jus-Rol™ Croissants
3 slices American cheese
12 Frankfurter hot dogs

Mustard or ketchup, if desired

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°C for fan assisted ovens)/Gas Mark 6. Line a large baking sheet with baking paper.
  2. Unroll dough; separate at perforations, creating 3 rectangles.  Press perforations to seal.
  3. With knife or pizza cutter, cut each rectangle lengthwise into 12 pieces, making a total of 36 pieces of dough. Slice cheese slices into quarters (1/2 slice cheese, cut in half).
  4. Wrap 3 pieces of dough around each hot dog and 1/4 slice of cheese to look like “bandages,” stretching dough slightly to completely cover hot dog. About 1/2 inch from one end of each hot dog, separate “bandages” so hot dog shows through for “face.” Place on the baking sheet (cheese side down).
  5. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until dough is light golden brown and hot dogs are hot. With mustard, draw features on “face.”

12 sandwiches
Variation: Try a mini version with cocktail sausages.

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Spooktacular store cupboard staples

Adding a Halloween spin to your favourite snack is easy – with a little help from some store cupboard favourites. Strawberry or raspberry jam can be transformed into blood and guts, marshmallows can be decorated with a dot of chocolate to become eyeballs and blanched almonds make very convincing teeth!

Ready-to-Bake Halloween Recipes

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Cheesy Croissant Ghosts

These Cheesy Croissant Ghosts are so cute and tasty, they'll be the first at the party or dinner table to disappear. The kids will love helping to decorate these adorable pastry ghouls!

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meatball mummy croissant bites
Meatball Mummy Croissant Bites

Serve up these scary meatballs for Halloween! The perfect bite-sized snack or buffet addition for your festive party or gathering. Easy to make and ready in just 15 minutes.

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croissant mummy pizza halloween
Croissant Mummy Pizzas

These Croissant Mummy Pizzas are a must-make dish for your Halloween menu. Cheesy, delicious and so simple to make, you'll want to make these a tradition every Halloween!

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spider web croissant cups
Spider Web Croissant Cups

What could be cuter than these Spider Web Croissant Cups? Another essential for your Halloween buffet, customise them by adding your favourite meats, vegetables and cheeses.

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chocolate croissant witch hats
Chocolate Croissant Witch Hats

Careful, there is a risk these will be eaten before they even make it to the table! Kids (and adults) will love these Chocolate Croissant Witch Hats that are easy to make with only three ingredients.

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Chocolate, Hazelnut & Banana Croissants

Entertain your mini chefs with these fun and tasty croissants filled with chocolate hazelnut spread and banana. The ideal canvas for perfecting your best scary monster face!

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Naughty or ice – icing sugar scares

Piped icing sugar is great for making wicked web designs (add a jelly spider for an extra scare) while sheet fondant can be cut into all sorts of scary shapes to pop on top of cookies or cupcakes. Witches’ hats, black cats and bats have simple silhouettes that make them perfect for this – even if you’re new to baking. A cookie cutter can even do the hard work for you.

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How to Cook with Pastry

How to Cook with Pastry

Whether you’re baking a simple snack or a spooky showstopper, a good pastry base makes all the difference. Here are a few of our top tips for making the most of your pastry – whichever kind you fancy.

Stop it sticking – If you’re planning an elaborate cut pastry design for the top of a devilishly deep cherry pie or you’re hoping to roll your pastry extra thin to use as bandages for mummified sausages, a little sprinkling of flour on your cutting board and rolling pin can really help.

Hit the right temperature – Pastry straight from the fridge can be a little tricky to work with. If you notice it cracking, let it sit for a few minutes to let it come up to room temperature and try again.

Keep it quick – For the tastiest, flakiest pastry, you want to avoid overworking it or leaving it out on the counter for too long. To stop your pastry from drying out or growing tough from overhandling, be sure to plan ahead and make sure you have all the equipment you need ready to go.

Be filling-savvy – Knowing which pastry is use when is one of the biggest wins when it comes to baking. Puff pastry is as delicious as it is delicate, so you want to avoid weighing it down with very heavy fillings – fruit and cheese are perfect. Shortcrust pastry is sturdier and makes a good base for anything from quiche to cherry pies. Filo is fab as a light and lovely wrapping or topping for your filling.

Fiendishly good filo pastry flavour boosts – Filo pastry is naturally low in fat and a light brushing of butter, ghee or oil to the sheets not only adds a nice sheen but can be a great way to add some extra oomph flavour-wise. Complement your filling, whether it’s sweet or savoury, by adding in anything from garlic to cinnamon to your butter.

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Simple scares with sweets

From gummy worms to vampire fangs, there are tons of popular sweets that will give your pastry bakes that all important scare factor. Stick them down with a dab of icing sugar and you’re good to go. Or pick up a packet of white chocolate buttons and get creative – they make great googly eyes or gruesome fangs (when you snap them in half).

Halloween Pastry Recipes

Poppy's Filo Snakes
Poppy’s Filo Snakes

A tasty Halloween treat for kids with Jus-Rol Filo Pastry and bananas. Decorate with strawberry laces to make your best slithery snake, but watch they don’t slither away!

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Jammy Snails
Jammy Snails

What would a Halloween party be without creepy crawlies making an appearance at the dinner table? These Jammy Snails are so easy to make, they’re perfect for getting the kids involved.

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Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Pie

This Pumpkin Pie recipe is bursting with flavour! The perfect use for your leftover carving pumpkin flesh and an excuse to carve an extra couple of spooky pumpkins this Halloween!

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Pumpkin Pie with Crunchy Nut Topping
Pumpkin Pie with Crunchy Nut Topping

Pumpkins aren't just for carving, they make the best pie filling and the perfect dessert for your festive Halloween gathering. Our Pumpkin Pie with Crunchy Nut Topping is sure to impress this year.

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