Halloween recipe: Monster muffins
Want to keep the children entertained this Halloween? Annabel Karmel has some eye-popping ideas and devilishly delicious bites.
What you'll need
225g plain flour
1 tbsp baking powder
125g butter softened
125g caster sugar
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
125g pumpkin, peeled and grated
1 tub vanilla frosting
Green food colouring
White fondant icing
Black fondant icing (or colour white fondant icing black with black food colouring)
Preheat the oven to 190°C/gas 5/375°F. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with muffin cases.
Measure all the ingredients into a free-standing electric mixer. Whisk until blended. Spoon into the cases.
Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes until well risen and lightly golden on top.
Place the muffins on a wire rack to cool. Colour about half the frosting green, using some of the food colouring. When the muffins are completely cool, swirl the green icing on top of the muffins using a piping bag with a plain nozzle.
Make small balls of white fondant icing and flatten them to make the whites of the eyes. Make smaller balls of black fondant icing and flatten them to make the pupils of the eyes. Roll out some black icing and use to make eyebrows and moustaches.