Witchy finger food…

26 Oct

We’re getting to the end of our Halloween recipe series. We may have overdone it… we’re a little indecisive about our upcoming Halloween night dinner. Too many choices!

CHEESE AND OLIVE FINGERS
3/4 cup butter, at room temperature
1-1/2 cups aged Cheddar cheese
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
1 large egg white
10 pitted black or green olives, halved
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Method:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Beat the butter and cheese until wellcombined. Mix in the flour, mustard, cayenne and egg white just until a dough forms. Take about 2 Tbsp. of the mixture and shape into a finger. Make a knuckle shape in the centre and slash a few wrinkles into the dough. Place on a non-stick or parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough. Make an indentation at the end of each finger. Place a half olive into each indentation. Bake 12-15 minutes, until lightly browned on the bottom and cooked through.

SPIDER WEB PARTY DIP
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1 cup grated cheddar cheese, plus some to sprinkle around the outer edges of the dip
1/3 cup finely chopped red pepper
3 green onions, finely chopped
2 250g pkg. hard cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup salsa
1 ripe, medium avocado, peeled and cut into chunks
Juice of 2 limes
1/2 cup sour cream
2 Tbsp. sour cream
Pinch sugar
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Method:
Sprinke the 1 cup grated cheese, red pepper and green onion into the bottom of a shallow sided dish about 10-inches wide. Place the cream cheese and salsa in a food processor; blend until almost smooth. Spoon cream cheese mixture into the serving dish; spread it out with a spatula until it touches the sides. Place the avocado, lime juice, the 1/2 cup sour cream and sugar in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Carefully spread over the cream cheese ixture, leaving 1/2-inch border. Place the 2 Tbsp. sour cream in a piping bag fitted with a small, plain tip. Pipe the sour cream in a spiral shape over the avocado mixture. Drag the tip of a sharp knife from the centre of the spiral to the edge of the dip. Wipe the knife clean. Move about 1-inch to the left or right and repeat the process. Continue until the whole dip looks like a spider web. Sprinkle outer edges of the dip with remaining cheese.

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