I will stop here to reply to a few people who have commented on my conflicted attitude to Halloween. Halloween is not my tradition. When I was a young Catholic girl, I celebrated All Saints Day on 1 November. It was a Holy Day of Obligation. We prayed for all the saints. It was followed by All Souls Day when we prayed for the souls of those who had died.
Now the shops push Halloween on us so they can sell lots of lollies. There is something wrong with that. And some aspects of Halloween make fun of death in a way that makes me feel uncomfortable. Fortunately there are other ways to enjoy Halloween with my excited seven year old daughter.
pumpkin hummus last year and this year she cut the face out of nori.
As I didn't have a chance to take many photos I made the tarts again yesterday with some of the leftovers ingredients. They really are quite easy and wonderful finger food. I also baked the leftover scraps of puff pastry to have as little snacks. Sylvia gobbled these up. Sylvia also liked cutting out plain shapes with her Halloween cookie cutters from the puff pastry and baking these.
I am sending these to Healthy Vegan Fridays and Meat Free Mondays.
More Halloween treats on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
Cheese and pretzel broomsticks
Chocolate and pretzel spiderwebs
Franken sushi (gf, v)
Ghost cupcakes with marshmallow frosting (v)
Owl and spider cupcakes
Halloween mummy tarts
Makes about 12
2 sheets puff pastry
150g Biocheese (or your favourite melty vegan cheese)
8-10 green olives stuffed with piemento
1/4 cup pizza flavoured tomato paste
Lay out the sheets of puff pastry. Cut out circles with a large scone cutter (about 15cm diameter). Slice the biocheese into long thin slices and slice the olives to make eyes. Spread each circle with about a teaspoon of pizza sauce to cover it. Place olive 'eyes' on the circle and arrange the cheese strips about to represent bandages. Make sure there are some spaces between 'bandages', but not too much. Bake until cheese has melted and edge are slightly charred. I have done this at 20 minutes at 180 C and 10 minutes at 220 C. Best eaten on day of baking.
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Week 1 is Treat Yourself.