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Sep 24, 2009 09:31 AM

Halloween bake off

Halloween bake off at work
Whos got the best recipe to share with me?
Proceeds go to charity a Pediatric Outreach Program at the hospital

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  1. There is currently a shortage of canned pumpkin - keep that in mind before deciding what to make, You might want to buy some now if you see any.

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    1. re: greygarious

      yes I was reading an article about how poor this pumpkin growing season was, such a shame because it is my most favorite fall flavor.

      1. re: greygarious

        This is the first I heard of this as well - I must check out the canned pumpkin situation at the store tomorrow! Yikes!

        1. re: flourgirl

          In most recipes, baked sweet potatoes can be substituted 1:1 for good results.

          1. re: weezycom

            Yes, or roasted winter squash such as acorn or red kuri.

      2. It might help if you narrowed down what you're looking for, eg. cookies, cakes, heated/not, single serving, easy to bake/difficult, etc. Does it have to be a Halloween theme? Fall ingredients?

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        1. re: chowser

          yes it has to be halloween theme, and because its a bake sale i was thinking single serve type items would be best....

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          1. You mentioned individual size treats which got me thinking - what about cake pops a la Bakerella? You could make all sorts of fun designs:

            1. Does it have to be sweet? How about some mummy hotdogs? Use a good hotdog or sausage or kielbasa cut lengthwise and strips of pizza dough. The link below is only for a pictorial suggestion. I would wrap more openly crisscrossed on the body (it's going to swell during baking), even partially over the face, skip the mustard and insert a tiny plug of cheese or black olive after baking for an eye or two.


              Then there are the ever popular witches' finger cookies. Make them savory by using
              a cheese straw recipe, baking with the slivered almond fingernail on. After cooling, mash red food coloring with white cheddar to make blood to glob around the nail. Again, just a visual suggestion with the link below. Sell them by the "handful," five per.