Even if you’re not an experienced cupcake decorator, these little mummies are super easy to make and my kids loved them at their Halloween party. You can use any dark-colored cupcake or muffin and turn them into a creepy mummy in a heartbeat.
The directions for making cupcakes are based on the particular brand mentioned. Follow instructions on the box if using a different brand.
This fun appetizer will surprise your Halloween party guests. A few simple ingredients make this delicious snack a terrible simple addition to your party table.
24 mini cheese rounds
24 green olive slices
8 black olives
red gel food color
chopstick or skewer
1: Remove the wax casing from the cheeses. Use a paring knife to carefully cut a divot in the center of the cheese that’s approximately the size of a green olive slice
2: Press a green olive slice into the divot firmly, being careful not to damage the olive slice
3: Use a paring knife to make three round slices from each black olive. Place the black olive round in the center of the green olive to make a “pupil.” Tip: For best results, use a chopstick or skewer to push the edges of the black olive inside the green olive’s center.
4: Dip a small paintbrush into the red gel food coloring and paint squiggly lines from the olives outward to give the eyes a bloodshot effect. Six to eight lines per eyeball will provide the best look.
5: Keep cold until ready to serve. Serve alongside fresh veggies and your favorite crackers or pita bread for a healthy Halloween party snack.
Preheat oven to 190C/170C fan-forced. Line a 12-hole (1/3-cup-capacity) muffin pan with muffin wraps (see note).
Combine flour, frozen vegetables, cheese, leek, 3/4 of the pumpkin and 3/4 of the capsicum in a large bowl. Whisk milk, eggs and oil in a medium bowl. Add to vegetable mixture. Stir until just combined (do not over-mix).
Divide mixture among prepared holes (chunky bits on top). Top with remaining pumpkin and remaining capsicum. Sprinkle with pepitas. Bake for 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Serve sprinkled with parsley.
Cook’s note: Muffin wraps are taller than regular paper cases and will help to contain the batter. They can be found in the baking aisle of supermarkets.
To make these a healthy lunchbox filler, make smaller muffins.
An easy and clever way to add some variety to your lunch box.– Australian Eggs
1/2 cup milk
2 tbs plain flour
1 pinch salt and pepper
TOMATO, FETTA AND CHIVES
250 g tomatoes deseeded diced quartered
150 g fetta crumbled
2 tbs chives finely chopped
CHEESE AND VEGIES
100 g broccolini roughly chopped
1 carrot grated large
3/4 cup frozen peas
3/4 cup cheddar cheese grated
ZUCCHINI, CORN AND MOZZARELLA
2 zucchinis grated
250 g corn kernels drained
3/4 cup mozzarella grated
1.Preheat oven to 180C. Line 6 Texas muffin moulds with paper cases. Whisk eggs, milk and flour in a medium bowl. Season with salt and white pepper.
2. Add one of the fillings and spoon into prepared muffin cases. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until puffed and cooked through. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Serve or wrap cold muffins in plastic wrap. Place wrapped muffins into clip lock bags or airtight containers and place in freezer for up to 2 months.
3.Cherry tomatoes, fetta and chives filling: Add chopped tomatoes, fetta and chives to egg mixture. Season with salt and pepper.
4. Cheese and vegies filling: Add broccolini, carrot and peas to a saucepan of boiling water. Cook for 2 minutes or until just tender. Drain and rinse under cold water. Drain well and add to egg mixture with cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
5. Zucchini, corn and mozzarella filling: Grate zucchini and using your hands, squeeze as much liquid as possible from zucchini. Add zucchini, corn and mozzarella to egg mixture.
If you like the sound of this recipe, you might also like these Savoury Muffins.