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Spooky recipes for you to enjoy this Halloween!

Halloween is just around the corner, which means it’s time to dress up, carve some pumpkins and find some delicious treats for your trick-or-treaters and party-goers.

While some people prefer to buy sweets from the shop it can be lots more fun to prepare Halloween goodies yourself, and if you have a range cooker then it shouldn’t take you very long at all. Here is a selection of our favourite Halloween recipes for you to choose from!

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Spooky cupcakes

Cupcakes are a fun and simple treat which everyone loves, and best of all they are easy to decorate.

Simply mix together some sugar and butter until it is light and fluffy, then add eggs and flour and continue stirring.

Spoon your mixture into your cupcake tin and bake in your range cooker’s baking oven for 20 minutes until they are golden brown.

Now is the time to be creative with your icing and sugar which with a bit of imagination can transform your plain cupcake into a ghostly ghoul, Halloween pumpkin or a witch hat.

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Pumpkin pie

You might not be aware of this but traditionally the Celts would place a candle in a turnip at Halloween rather than a pumpkin. However, turnips are harder to come by in the United States and so pumpkins were used and today we do the same in the UK.

While pumpkins are the perfect Halloween prop, they can also be used to whip up some tasty autumnal deserts such as the cinnamon flavoured pumpkin pie.

To knock up the perfect pumpkin pie, you need to begin by lining a flan dish with pastry.

Next put the flan dish in the fridge and then start work on the pie filling. Begin by gathering all the pumpkin flesh and placing it in a tin inside your roasting oven, cooking for 15-30 minutes until it begins to go soft.

Once the pumpkin flesh has cooked, blend it together with some nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon, then separately whisk sugar and eggs until everything is nicely blended, then pour it into the pastry in your flan dish.

Heat it for around 40 minutes and serve with maple syrup and double cream. Delicious! 

Meringue ghosts

While pumpkin pie is probably one more for the adults to enjoy, meringue ghosts are certainly one of the kids.

Begin by whisking egg whites in a clean bowl and add sugar as you go until the mixture becomes stiff and glossy.

Next spoon the mixture on to a baking sheet and place in your simmering oven for around two hours, then leave overnight to dry out in the warming oven.

Finally, add some black icing to make the mouths of your ghosts and then use chocolate chips for their eyes.

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