Halloween is such a fun time of year, there is something really special about an occasion where you can dress up as anything you like. It’s a day where we can all bring out our Sasha Fierce (*Shout out to Beyoncé) alter ego and be that gross zombie or Harley Quinn we have always wanted to be.
I will never forget the year I dressed up as some crazed cannibal-type person. I had white contacts in and blood dripping from my mouth down my entire front and the taxi driver who took me to my friends party said:
“Holy sh*t love, no offence but I can’t look at you, you’re f*cking terrifying!”
And that my friends, is how you win Halloween.
Anyway I will stop drivelling on, having a party? Then you should make these spicy guys.
Check out the video below, and underneath is the full recipe.
- Jalapeño’s – as many as you like, depending on party size etc. I used three cut in half.
- Cream Cheese – I used around half of a 150ml tub for the inside and the eyes.
- Cheddar Cheese – grated, about a handful. Buy the strong stuff, don’t let me down.
- Already rolled Puff Pastry – I used less than a quarter of a sheet.
- Black Pepper Corns – Two per half Jalapeño. You won’t actually eat these, sorry.
Set your oven to 200 degrees.
My mum has a great trick where she cuts chillies with gloves on so she doesn’t end up sticking her finger in her eye and regretting it. I am yet to remember to do this.
Cut your jalapeño’s in half and remove the inside and the seeds.
Mix the cream cheese and the cheddar together in a bowl. I used a fork for this, but you can use any apparatus you like I honestly could not care less how you mix your cheese together.
Once mixed grab your fork or whatever you were mixing with and smear (what a horrible word) into the open half of your jalapeño’s.
Cut your puff pastry into thin strips, I would advise using a pizza cutter for this to get nice straight lines as my knife wasn’t quite sharp enough and they went a bit wonky.
Then, wrap the pastry around the jalapeño in a spiral starting from the bottom and working your way to the top. I would wrap it so the pastry laps over itself so no cheese escapes in the oven. (Because that would be incredibly upsetting, no one wants cheese wastage.)
Leave a small gap at the top of the jalapeño on the closed side as this is where the eyes are going to go.
You gotta give them some personality, know what I am saying?
Once they are all wrapped up, pop them into a baking tray with some tin foil (in case of spillage) and put them in the oven.
Mine were in the oven for around fifteen minutes but I would advise you to watch them until they go a nice golden colour.
Not a very mummy colour, but it is a cooked pastry colour.
You win some, you lose some.
Take your mummies out of the oven and leave them to cool for about half an hour.
Once they have cooled put a small amount of cream cheese in a piping bag and give them their eyes. Once the eyes have been piped on, we can grace the mummies with their pupils, this is where the peppercorns come in.
In all honesty it seems like a waste not to eat them but I wouldn’t. They make them look good though….so ………
These are pretty spicy, just to let ya know.
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