A spookier version of pigs-in-a-blanket – delicious & easy for the kids to help make.
We’ve borrowed some lovely Halloween ideas from Sainsbury’s (hopefully they don’t mind) for you to create for your Halloween parties. We think Helen’s Hot Dogs (did you know they won a Great Taste 3* award this year!) will make fantastic hot dog mummies. These take just 30 minutes and you can even get the children involved; see what amazing creations they come up with – wrapping up their own hot dogs and decorating the Hot Dog Mummies eyes with cream cheese and olives or perhaps some dots of mustard if you prefer.
Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas mark 6.
Lightly roll out the pastry to 0.5cm thick over a floured surface, and cut vertically into long thin strips, about 0.5cm wide. You’ll need 1-2 strips per hot dog, so leave the leftover pastry wrapped up in the fridge for another dish.
Get the kids involved – wrap the pastry strips around each hot dog to create a mummy-wrap effect. Brush with the beaten egg, then put on a lined baking tray. Perhaps they can personalise their hot dogs with extra bits of shaped pastry or some very creative mummy wrapping!
Bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes, until the pastry is puffed and golden, and the hot dogs cooked through. Use blobs of soft cheese for the eyes, then top with a small piece of black olive, you could also use a little dollop of mustard or ketchup.
These will all go in a flash! Make a great big batch and serve with some mustard, ketchup and chilli sauce dips. Ooooooooo … scarily tasty!