Halloween

Celeb photos, spooky news and party and recipe ideas for Halloween

Calvin Harris and girlfriend Aarika Wolf get into spooky spirit of things at Pumpkin Patch

Looks like the romance between Calvin Harris and model Aarika Wolf is starting to get serious. The couple were spotted preparing for Halloween with a visit to the Mr Bones...

Pumpkin and orange spider muffins recipe

Servings: makes 10 -12Preparation time: 15 minutesCooking time: 20-25 minutesIngredients 175g (6 oz) Flora Butter175g (6 oz) golden caster sugar300g (11 oz) self raising flour, sieved3 medium eggs5 tablespoons semi...

Peggy Porschen's Halloween Ghosts & Skeletons cookies recipe

IngredientsMakes 20 gingerbread ghosts & 12 chocolate skeletons COOKIE DOUGH INGREDIENTS5 tbsp water 210g light brown sugar3 tbsp treacle 3 tbsp golden syrup3 tbsp ground ginger 3 tbsp ground cinnamon...

Cast your vote: best celebrity Halloween outfit

Celebrities are known for going all out with their costumes at Halloween and this year was no exception.SCROLL DOWN FOR VOTEHeidi Klum, whose annual Halloween party in New York draws...

Check in to one of the UK's most haunted hotels at your peril

Celebrate Halloween with a ghoulish getaway to one of the UK's most haunted hotels.Whether you fancy a rugged Cornish coaching inn or a luxury London stay, these are the places...

In pictures: the latest celebrity Halloween costumes 2013

With Halloween just days away, celebrities everywhere have been getting in to the holiday spirit and showing off their spooky style. Click on the photo below to see the gallery...

From Heidi Klum to Kate Moss: the best celebrity Halloween costumes

Celebrities never fail to disappoint at Halloween. With numerous parties taking place many A-listers embrace the spooky spirit with creative costumes.Supermodel Heidi Klum is famed for hosting one of New...

Pumpkin spider cupcakes

Prep time 15 minutesCooking time 25 minutesServes 12Ingredients175g (6 oz) Stork tub175g (6 oz) golden caster sugar300g (11 oz) self raising flour, sieved3 medium eggs5 tablespoons milk½ teaspoon baking powder100g...

Halloween severed witch finger biscuits

Children will love making these knobbly, gnarled fingers.Makes: 24Prep time: 30 minutesCooking time: 10-12 minutesIngredients125g (4½oz) plain flour + extra for rolling95g (3½oz) unsalted butter, cubed110g (4oz) mature Cheddar, roughly...

Spooky popcorn clusters

Delicious and with a pleasing treacly bitterness!Makes: about 24Prep time: 10 minutesCooking time: 25 minutesIngredients1 x 100g (4oz) bag microwave sweet popcorn185g (6½oz) unsalted butter110g (4oz) Lyle’s Black Treacle275g (10oz)...

Carrot and walnut cake

An adaptation of Ottolenghi’s recipe, this is a light, moist and sublime cake with a rich, citrus icing and crunchy caramelised walnuts.Serves: 8Prep time: 1 hourCooking time: 55-60 minutesIngredientsFor the...

Pumpkin cupcakes

Ingredients300g (11oz) self-raising flour300g (11oz) light muscovado sugar3 teaspoons mixed spice2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda175g (6oz) sultanas½ teaspoon salt4 medium eggs – beaten200g (7oz) butter - melted1 orange – zest...

Halloween spider web biscuits

Preparation time 10 minutesCook time 14 minutes (plus time for icing)Makes 20 biscuitsIngredientsBiscuits100g butter1 cup of caster sugar2 happy eggs2 cups of plain flourZest & juice of 1 orange1 tsp...

Halloween eyeball cake pops

Makes 25IngredientsTo bake200g (7oz) unsalted butter – softened150g (5oz) caster sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 medium eggs – room temperature180g (6oz) self-raising flour4 tablespoons milk – room temperatureTo decorate80g (3oz) unsalted...

Halloween Frankenstein shortbread

Makes 15IngredientsTo bake125g (4oz) butter55g (2oz) caster sugar180g (6oz) plain flour – sievedTo decorateApricot jam250g Renshaw Lincoln Green Ready to Roll Icing200g milk chocolate250g Renshaw White Ready to Roll IcingBlack...

Halloween pumpkin bundt cake

IngredientsTo bake300g (11oz) self-raising flour300g (11oz) light muscovado sugar3 teaspoons mixed spice2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda175g (6oz) sultanas½ teaspoon salt4 medium eggs – beaten200g (7oz) butter - melted1 orange –...

Halloween graveyard shortbread biscuits

Makes 10-12IngredientsTo bake125g (4oz) butter or margarine55g (2oz) caster sugar180g (6oz) plain flour – sievedTo decorate250g Renshaw Grey Ready to Roll IcingWhite writing icingMethodTo bakePre heat the oven to 190°C/375°F/gas...



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