Just for the Kids - Ghoulish Ghostly Cinnamon Toast for Halloween!
I have a bit of a dilemma with Halloween, I love the traditional version of this mid autumn festival, as in All Hallow’s Eve; the word Halloween is derived from the term “All Hallows Eve” which occurred on the last day of October, the end of summer in Northern Europe. “All Saints Day,” or “All Hallows Day” was the next Day, November the first, so therefore, Halloween is the eve of All Saints Day, which, is still celebrated in most European catholic countries, such as France. But, I am not so enamoured with the North American version, which seems to be on the rise in Europe…….and is usually an excess of chocolate and sweets with “trick or treating” etc. However, I do love to bake and prepare fun stuff in the kitchen – so my first All Hallow’s Eve offering of today, as I do have an adult recipe to follow, is a ghoulish twist on the old nursery breakfast favourite, Cinnamon Toast, but, made in a ghostly cut-out manner, hence the name, Ghoulish Ghostly Cinnamon Toast.
I first saw this idea on a large food website somewhere, but now I can’t remember where! So, with the idea in mind I set about treating us to a fun breakfast this morning, and I DO love a round of cinnamon toast anyway, so it was a nice idea for brekkie. I think in the original recipe idea, the plan was that you used a “ghost” cookie cutter to cut out the shapes; as I don’t possess a ghost cookie cutter (but maybe I should?!) I cut my ghostly shapes out with a sharp knife, hence their different shapes……well, why not, not all ghosts are the same! I used some lovely sliced organic granary bread that I bought from a local bakery and also some unsalted English butter. It wasn’t all plain sailing however, as I also used golden caster sugar,which caramelised slightly in the frying pan and turned my pale ghostly toasts into sun-burnt ghostly toasts. Still they all tasted great and there was a definite crunch to a couple of them!
Anyway, this isn’t a full-blown recipe as such, so I have just jotted down how I made them (below)……although, if anyone wants me to add the recipe in a printable version format, as I normally do, I will be happy to so so, please just let me know! Make these for your little ones for a snack as well as for a spooky tea time treat and serve them with a small bowl of sieved strawberry jam (blood) for a bit if eerie fun, why not!
How to make: Ghoulish Ghostly Cinnamon Toast for Halloween!
8 slices of bread, use wholemeal or granary for an extra fibre
4 tablespoons caster sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
24 small chocolate drops/chops (as used in baking)
Cut out the ghost shapes with a biscuit/cookie cutter, if you have one, with a knife as I did. (Save the off cuts for breadcrumbs or cooking)
Heat up some butter in a large frying pan and when it has melted add the bread shapes, fry for 2 minutes and then flip over and sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over the top, and continue to fry the bread for a further 2 to 3 minutes. Add more butter to fry if necessary.
Add the eyes and mouth to the toast and serve immediately with extra cinnamon sugar and strawberry jam.
That’s it for now, stand by for a fun adult All Hallow’s Eve recipe in a little while, as well as some new giveaways, and a NEW 5:2 diet fast day recipe…….see you later! Karen
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