October Spooky Seasonal Ingredient- Cheesy Mummies!

Finally, a cute Halloween recipe that is fast, easy, and we can re-create every single year! I know I could have been much more inventive with my seasonal ingredient posts this month but I was more excited about putting this Halloween recipe together for you. These camembert, puff-pastry, and rosemary mummies are a perfect evening snack both warm and gooey from the oven or cold the day after. This recipe is so simple I didn't really need to make you a step-by-step but I've included a little video and the full recipe underneath! 


Makes 6 

1 Pack of Ready-Roll Puff Pastry 
125g Camembert
1 tbsp Dried Rosemary  
1 Egg, beaten 
Black/Red/Green writing gel for decoration 

  1. Slice the camembert into fingers (you should end up with around 6 slices including the stubbier ones on the end). Unroll the pastry onto a clean surface then place the camembert fingers evenly spaced on your pastry, there only needs to be half an inch in between each mummy as we won't be wrapping the pastry over the top. Make sure to leave about 1/1.5cm width of pastry at the end for our mummy wrapping! 
  2. With the leftover bit of pastry, cut out long thin strands and drape them randomly over the top of each mummy, then gently press the ends down into the pastry to seal. If the pastry becomes dry just seal with a drop of water. 
  3. Once all your mummies are wrapped, place them on a non-stick tray and leave them to chill in the fridge for 20 mins, this will help the pastry to firm up again and keep its shape while baking. In the final 10 mins of chilling time, preheat the oven to 220C/ 200 Fan/ Gas Mark 5.
  4. Take your mummies out of the fridge and brush each one with the egg wash over the top and sides. Sprinkle the rosemary onto the bottom half of each mummy. 
  5. Pop the mummies in the oven to bake for around 15 mins until the pastry is golden and risen and the cheese is gooey inside! Once cooked, leave to cool on the baking tray for another 15 mins before transferring to a wire rack. 
  6. Once cool, use your writing gel to pipe silly faces on top of the mummies, then you’re ready to eat! 

How cute are these?! I couldn’t believe how simple this was and I think they look alright, taste-wise you can never go wrong with cheese and pastry sprinkled with herbs, although I used sweet writing icing for the faces it didn't bother me that much because I enjoy sweet tastes with cheese, but you don’t have to use that you could cut up olives, or just dab on some black food colouring or anything else you can think of that would make it look like a face. This recipe is perfect for anyone who just wants to try out something a little different for their halloween snacks this year, these can be made by anyone of any age or ability and I think for me, they’ve become a firm favorite that I can’t wait to recreate every year! I hope you find time to put these together because it certainly brightened my day to have one of these at lunchtime. 

Only 7 days until Halloween!!! 

H x