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Halloween Special-Ghostly Witches' Fingers(Recipe & pic)

 
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Rusti
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 9:38 am    Post subject: Halloween Special-Ghostly Witches' Fingers(Recipe & pic) Reply with quote

Here is the Halloween recipe for the finger cookies which is extracted from an Oct '03 issue of The Market Place, a newsletter from Jason's Supermarket.



Ingredients:

250g butter
50g castor sugar
1 tsp salt
1 egg
20ml cold water
4 tbsp Amaretto Liqueur
380g All Purpose Flour
1 tsp baking powder
50g Ground Almond
1 tbsp Grated Lemon Peel
3/4 cup Almonds, whole blanched (for finger nails)

Method:
- Cream butter, sugar, salt, eggs and vanilla essence with an electric mixer until a light and fluffy texture is achieved.
- Add in cold water and Amaretto liqueur to the mixture and build in the rest of the ingredients to form a soft dough. Refrigerate dough for about 30 minutes before use.
- Work with one quarter of the dough at a time and keep the remainder refrigerated.
- Roll heaping teaspoonfuls of dough into balls and then into finger shapes.
- Using two fingers, roll across the fingers to form the knuckle.
- Press almonds firmly on the one end for the nail.
- Using a paring knife, make slashes in several places to form the knuckle.
- Place on lightly greased baking sheets and bake in a 160C oven for about 20-25 minutes or until pale golden. Let cool for 3 minutes.
- You can also use some food coloring to make slashes in the finger and fill them with blood.
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chih
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thankyou Rusti
Me and my daughter will give it a try for tis Halloween !

Chih
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Stefanie
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Rusti...I'm going to whine a bit here...don't mind me ah! Embarassed

I tried it today...wah the dough is so soft!
Even after refrigeration,it remains too soft to be handled. So I added in a little more plain flour and in it went into the oven.
The fingers "expanded" into 2 times its width! :lol:
Gave me and my sister a shock!
What was the texture of your dough,and how did your fingers hold the shape so well?
The taste was really good though,I like it!

We got so annoyed that we fridged the rest of the dough,and decided to ask you some questions,we will continue tomorrow... island
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Rusti
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Goodness me Stefanie, thousand apologies. I missed your question entirely.

My dough was also very soft. I work them in batches leaving the rest in the fridge.

Sorry again for the lateness.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2005 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No worries Ginny,as said at the party,we just refrigerated it well and it was fine the next day...
Lovely to meet you,look forward to getting to know you better!
Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know it's a little bit late, but I'm happy with the result. So here it is...

I had a lot of fun making those fingers.

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