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Happy Halloween from Wimbledon Orthodontic Practice!

30th October 2017

Halloween is hard for people who are having work done on their smile. Sticky caramel and hard chocolates won’t do your teeth any good at the best of times, but biting into them can become downright terrifying when you have braces!

Thankfully, you don’t have to miss out on the spooky treats! Below are a few yummy recipes that are safe to enjoy. They are gentler on your braces, teeth, and have a reduced amount of sugar. 

Still, don’t forget to give your teeth a good brush after, to keep your appliances nice and clean! 

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Eyeballs

Based on the recipe from Farm Table

Makes: 40 Eyeballs

Ingredients:

  • 60g Butter
  • 180g Peanut Butter
  • 300g Icing Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla
  • 450g White Chocolate
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Red Writing Icing

Method:

  1. Mix the Butter and Peanut Butter together until nice and creamy.
  2. Add a tablespoon of Vanilla to the mixture.
  3. Filter the Icing Sugar through a sieve, add it to the mature and combine throughly.
  4. Form the mixture into balls one inch (2.5cm) in diameter then pop them into the fridge until they’re firm.
  5. Melt the White Chocolate by placing it in a bowl above a pan of boiling water.
  6. Poke a toothpick into each ball
  7. Submerge the balls in molten chocolate until around 3 quarters of the ball is covered.
  8. Allow any extra chocolate to drip off, then leave the balls on a lined baking sheet to set.
  9. Remove the toothpicks and cover the holes left behind with a Chocolate Chip.
  10. Add lines Red Writing Icing on the side of each ball to make them look ghoulish and bloodshot.

 

Soft Pumpkin Cookies

Based on the recipe from Lovely Little Kitchen

Makes: 36 cookies

Ingredients:

  • 300g Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 120g Granulated Sugar
  • 60g Softened Butter
  • 60g Pumpkin
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 40g Icing Sugar
  • Writing Icing

Method:

  1. Line a baking sheet with baking paper.
  2. Combine the Flour, Bicarbonate of Soda, Baking Powder, Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Salt together in a mixing bowl.
  3. Beat the Granulated Sugar and Softened Butter together at medium speed. Add Pumpkin, Egg and Vanilla to the sugar and butter mixture, and mix together thoroughly.
  4. Gradually combine the wet and dry ingredients. Mix them together and then pop the dough in the fridge for 4 hours.
  5. Preheat your oven to 180-200°C.
  6. Form the dough into balls one inch (2.5cm) in diameter, roll them in icing sugar, then put them on your baking sheet.
  7. Put the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 12 minutes.
  8. Take the cookies out of the oven and place them on a cooling rack. 
  9. Once they’re cool, add some spooky decoration using writing icing.
  10. Allow the icing to set, then store them in an airtight container until you’re ready to enjoy them!

 

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Based on the recipe from BBC Good Food

Makes: 12 Cupcakes

Ingredients:

  • 175ml Sunflower Oil
  • 120g Muscovado Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 200g Pumpkin Flesh
  • 100g Sultanas
  • Zest of 1 Orange
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 200g Self-Raising Flour
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 200g Cream Cheese
  • 85g Icing Sugar
  • Writing Icing

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C.
  2. Line a muffin tray with 12 paper cases
  3. Beat the Sunflower Oil, Muscovado Sugar, Eggs and Vanilla together.
  4. Add the Pumpkin, Sultanas and Orange Zest to the mixture.
  5. Stir in the Cinnamon, Self Raising Flour and Bicarbonate of Soda. Then, using a spoon, transfer the mixture into the paper cases.
  6. Put the muffin tray in the oven for 25 minutes, until a skewer poked into a cupcake’s centre comes out clean.
  7. Take the cupcakes out of the oven, then place them on a cooling rack. 
  8. Make frosting by beating the Cream Cheese and Icing Sugar together.
  9. Once the cupcakes are cool, spread the frosting over the tops until covered.
  10. When the frosting has set, use Writing Icing to add a bit of spooky decoration.

 

 

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