The other night we had a bit of a Halloween "Do" for the sisters and elders in our care. I know it was a bit early, but transfers are this week and we wanted to do it while the ones we have at the present are still here. The next lot will have Thanksgiving and Christmas, but this lot gets Halloween. They're not allowed out and about on Halloween or Bonfire night for their own safety, which is a good thing. You can't take chances with these youngsters who are so far away from their kin and homes. So we celebrated Halloween a week and a half early. Nobody complained.
One treat I baked for them was these delicious Monster Fingers. They were supposed to be witchy fingers . . . but I though they spread out a bit too much for that. Witches fingers are long, knobbly and skinny . . . these were not.
These ended up being much fatter . . . but still quite gruesome once I added the red icing, don' tyou think???
One of our elders has had a sore toe/toenail for a few weeks now, and it was infected, so the kids ended up calling these "Elder Newman's Toes," which was even gruesomer!
In any case, a rose by any other name and all that . . . these are tasty. Short, crisp, buttery and faintly flavoured with almond. They went down a real treat.
*Monster Fingers*Makes about 5 dozen