If you are looking for a Spook-tacularly easy, fun and quick recipe - you have to try this delicious Nutella filled Halloween Spider's Web! It's a fun activity to do with the kids and the imperfection of it all kind of adds to it's Halloween charm!
Try to keep the Nutella sandwiched between the pastry only because the Nutella has a high sugar content and may burn on the edges a bit if too much is oozing out
You could mash a banana in with the Nutella and even add in finely chopped nuts for something different
Let the pastry cool before icing otherwise it may melt the icing (but it will still taste good!)
You may not need all the icing
Goes great warm with some ice cream, a glass of milk, tea or coffee!
Here's an idea of how it will look before baking and twisting:
YOU WILL NEED
2 sheets puff pastry about 25cm x 25cm / 9"x 9" 100g | 3.5 ounces Nutella or choc/hazelnut spread (just ensure a thick, even layer if you don't want to measure)
2 tablespoons butter, melted 3/4 cup soft icing mixture 1 tbs milk 1 egg, lightly beaten
Preheat oven to 180C/375F and line a large baking tray with baking paper.
Place one pastry sheet onto your tray and spread the Nutella/choc hazelnut spread evenly over the sheet, leaving a slight border around the edge and then top with the second sheet of pastry.
Place a 6cm | 2 inch pastry cutter or glass in the center of the pastry and gently press to make an indent.
Beginning cutting lines outwards at regular intervals approximately 3cm | approximately inch apart (see example above.
Once all the sections are cut, gently twist 3 times clockwise - repeat with each section until completed.
Brush with beaten egg and bake for 25 minutes or until pastry is puffed and golden.
Once cooked, removed from oven and brush with melted butter and allow to cool slightly.
In a small bowl combine 3/4 soft icing mixture with the milk and using piping bag with a small round nozzle, pipe lines from one end to the other and then starting from the centre, join each of the lines with a curve to represent a spiderweb - just have fun with it, it doesn't need to be perfect - it's Halloween!
Recipe adapted from Woolworths