When I had made Nan Khatai , I had a little dough left and I thought I can make some spooky treats for my daughter. She was excited when I told her that I am going to make cookies, she was really helpful while making them and sat quietly watching me make it. However when the finished product was shown to her, she told me fingers are keep bleeding, so she doesn’t want it.
You will be wondering what is keep bleeding, it is keep bleeding in love song by Leona Lewis. She loves it and would play it in Ipad, every chance she gets. She can only say keep bleeding from that song, so she always singing around that. She is also fan of Alde, and her favorite song is Rumor has it. She likes to sing it on her way to school as it is played in car from radio station along with Wheels in the bus goes round and round. However her brother is a fan of POM POM POM song from tamil movie Desingu Raja. Trust me he wants to play it in the Ipad almost 5 times a day. Just for fun I tweeted about this to music director of this Song Imman ,that you have a 22 month old fan who loves to play this song for 5 times day. I got immediate reply from him also. My daughter also had to undergo a few extraction and crowns, and had a 90 min work under general anesthetic. She did well and went right back to school the next day enough though she was visibly tired.
At first I made witch finger, and used about tablespoon of dough, but then fingers expanded t a large size after baking, it was more like monster finger than a witch finger. So next time I made with ½ tablespoon dough, as Nan khatai dough has a little leavening agent. If you are using any other recipe try to use it about teaspoon of dough as they may have leavening in it. Since it is Nankhatai dough, Witch Fingers came out very delicate, you need to be careful handling them. Otherwise it will break into pieces. I also used blanched almonds for nails. After I finished baking I painted the finger nails with red gel food color. That is why my princess told me it is keep bleeding and she doesn’t want to eat it, however my boy was fine with it. He was happy to eat the witch fingers. May be once he grows up, and he realizes that it is spooky he may not eat it. It is really tasty though, if you are looking for a tasty melt in your mouth witch fingers try this recipe.
After the fingers, I was looking for an edible spooky sandwich and I found this very cute recipe for these spiders. For ingredients you need whole wheat multigrain bread, jam or peanut butter or cream cheese, and carrot or celery or pretzel sticks, you are good to go. For eyes you need raisins or currants, even black olives might work well. Since my daughter doesn’t want to touch witch fingers, I made her favorite strawberry cream cheese, carrot and whole wheat bread. This is easy if you have biscuit cutters, use it to cut out small rounds of 2 ½ inch and then apply cream cheese on one side of each slice and then between the slices stick thinly sliced carrots on both sides. My kids loved it.
So if you are planning for Halloween parties go ahead and try this one. Kids will enjoy it for sure.
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This is Swathi ( Ambujom Saraswathy) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.