Sunday, November 15, 2009

Halloween Breakfast

I decided to go overboard for Halloween this year and themed all of our meals. Ben decided breakfast was his favorite but Nick and I were fans of dinner. Featured first:

on the menu:

Pancake Ghosts
Breakfast Sausage Mummies
Slime Juice

please ignore the Sponge Bob plate. I've since learned it's better to photograph food on a plain plate.

Pancake Ingredients
pancake mix
funnel-tipped condiment bottle - ie: ketchup bottles at restaurants
chocolate chips - frozen
powdered sugar

Pancake Instructions
1. Mix your batter according to the batter instructions.
2. Once mixed, fill the condiment bottle with the mix. It helps to first transfer the batter to a measuring cup with a spout. The purpose of the condiment bottle is to allow you to "draw" a ghost shape on the griddle.
3. Place 2 chocolate chips on the griddle (frozen helps keep them from melting) Using these as guidelines for the eyes, draw the rest of the ghost with the batter.
4. Flip once bubbly. Give it another minute or so and repeat.
5. Sift powdered sugar over top before serving.
Sausage Ingredients
breakfast sausage links
puff pastry sheets
yellow mustard
Sausage Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 400. On a floured surface, roll out one sheet of puff pastry until it's half the original thickness and about double in size.
2. Use a pizza cutter and slice the dough into 1/2 inch wide strips
3. Using a pastry brush, lightly wet one side of each strip with ice water. This will help the pastry strips stick to each other as you roll them.
4. With the wet side of the dough facing out, wrap a strip around each sausage. As you get near the top, leave a gap in the pastry for the mummy's eyes. I would suggest leaving a bigger space than you originally think is necessary. I ended up not having much room for the eyes.
5. Repeat until you're done.
6. Place the mummies, face side up on a lined baking sheet. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until golden brown.
7. Remove from oven and allow them to cool for about 3 min. To make the eyes, dip the end of a chopstick into a dab of mustard and dot them on.
Juice Ingredients
orange juice concentrate (country style - must have pulp)
blue kool-aid mix
Juice Instructions
1. Mix all ingredients together. Add sugar to taste.

1 comment:

lotus said...

hehe. the ghosts and mummies are cute. :)