Witches’ fingers recipe

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makes: 45
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 10 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 54 kCal 3%
Fat 2g 3%
Carbohydrates 7g 3%
  -  of which Sugars 3g 3%
Protein 1g 2%
Salt 0.07g 1%
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  • These dough sticks look just like witches’ fingers and taste wickedly good.

    Our Witches’ fingers are made with sweet dough decorated with almonds and jam, but they certainly look convincing (and creepy!). And just like our Halloween cookies – they’re the perfect Halloween party food. Our recipe makes 45 fingers and will take around 20 mins to make and bake, plus chilling time. We recommend serving with dips like chocolate fondue or some melted Nutella – for total mouthwatering indulgence.

     

    Ingredients

    • 100g butter
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 1 medium egg
    • 1tsp vanilla extract
    • 225g plain flour
    • ½tsp baking powder
    • 45 blanched almonds, halved
    • 5tbsp strawberry jam

    Method

    • Using a food processor, beat the butter and sugar until pale. Add the egg and vanilla, and whisk again. Sift in the flour and baking powder, and mix to form a soft dough. Chill for 30 mins.

    • Heat oven to 180C, gas 4. Divide the dough into 45 and roll each piece into a finger shape. Press the back of a knife into the dough to make knuckles. Lightly press an almond where the nail would be. Put on lined baking trays and chill for 30 mins. Bake for 10-12 mins until pale golden.

    • Once cooled, spoon a little jam onto the nail base and top with an almond.

    Top tips for making ghost biscuits:

    Add a few drops of green food colouring gel to the dough to make these look even more gross!

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