Happy Halloween, folks! In the spirit of Halloween, I’ll diverge from my Zoodles route and post a quick & easy last-minute snack idea for tonight. These are delicious and very quick to make, but may be way too adorable to eat!
You will need:
- Puff pastry sheets or croissant dough — 10 (3×3 inch sheets)
- Mozarella cheese — ½ cup, shredded
- Pasta sauce — ¼ cup
- Egg — 1, beaten with 1tbsp water
- Ground beef — 250g (just over ½lb)
- Red peppers — 2tbsp, chopped finely
- Onion — 1tbsp, chopped finely
- Soya sauce — 2tsp
- Garlic powder — ½tsp
- Bread — ½ slice, soaked in just enough milk to moisten (optional)
- Salt — ¼tsp
- Black pepper & cayenne pepper — pinch of each
1. Let the puff pastry sheets thaw according to instructions on the package. Preheat your oven to 400F. Beat the egg with the water to make your egg wash.
2. Mix all of the remaining ingredients, except for the cheese & pasta sauce, in a bowl. While the milk-soaked bread is optional, I find that it keeps the filling from drying out in the oven.
3. To assemble, cut each sheet of puff pastry in half. On one half, place a little bit of pasta sauce (just enough to coat the pastry). Next, place a strip of the meat filling down the center, and top it off with the shredded cheese. I was in too much of a hurry to shred my frozen block of cheese, so I opted to place strips of cheese over the filling.
4. Cut the other half of the puff pastry into strips about 1cm thick. Place these strips over the filling in a random fashion to resemble bandages. If you want to neaten the edges once you’re done, just cut along the sides. This also seals the edges to the base.
5. Place the mummies on a baking sheet and brush with the egg wash. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown.
6. To make the eyes, you can use black olives. I was out of olives when I made these, so I mixed in a little black food colouring to some ketchup & piped on little dots for the eyes. I messed up one of the eyes, so that mummy got an eye-patch!
Give this recipe a try & let me know how you like this!