Friday, June 1, 2012

Food To Sink Your Fangs In


Here are some more food and drink ideas to serve up to your fellow fangbangers and furbangers!

Back From The Dead Vampire Cupcakes
True Blood Party Food @ Northmans Party Vamps

Ingredients:
1/2 cup melted chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1-1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups all purpose flour
1 Tablespoon  cocoa powder
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 Tablespoon vinegar
Chocolate frosting

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prep cupcake pans with liners.


In a medium bowl whisk together the salt, baking powder, flour and cocoa powder. Set aside.


In the bowl of an electric mixer beat the melted chocolate, butter and sugar. Add the eggs and the vanilla.


Alternate the flour mixture and the buttermilk until combined.


In a small bowl mix together the baking soda and the vinegar, pour into the batter and mix until thoroughly incorporated. This will give the cake a nice soft crumb.


Fill your liners halfway to 2/3 full and bake for 15-17 minutes depending on your oven. Let cool on a wire rack.

Now, for the ‘grave dirt’, ground up some chocolate cookies. Frost the cupcakes and dip them into your freshly ground chocolate cookie dirt. Ah, deliciously creepy goodness. Insert doll arm and you have your very own rising from the dead vampire cupcakes.

Vampire Cookies
True Blood Party Food @ Northmans Party Vamps

Vampire Cookies
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp almond extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
approx 1/2 cup red jam (raspberry/strawberry)

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light. Beat in egg and extracts.

Add flour and salt to the bowl and mix them into the butter-sugar mixture at low speed until dough is just combined. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 325F.
Divide dough in half and keep the portion you are not using in the refrigerator.
Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface until it is about 1/8-inch thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut out 2-inch rounds.
Place rounds on a baking sheet, put a teaspoon of jam on each of them and cover with another round of dough. Press edges down lightly, pinching the edges onto the cookie sheet. Use a toothpick and poke two small holes (like a vampire bite) in the top of each cookie.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, until cookies are set.
Cool for about 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Dip a toothpick in some extra red jam and re-insert in the “bite” holes you made before baking to emphasize them, if not already red. Draw a blood trick down from one of the bites with the jam, if desired.
Cookies are best the day they are made.

Makes 2 dozen. 

Vampire Bites
True Blood Party Food @ Northmans Party Vamps
Ingredients

1 ½ cups flour

¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup butter, softened
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
Red food coloring
½ cup red decorator’s sugar
24 pieces MILKY WAY® Minis
1 tube vanilla frosting
Plastic wrap
Electric mixer
Large bowl
Medium bowl
2 cookie sheet pans

1. Combine the flour, baking soda and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Set aside.


2. Beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add the egg; beat well. Slowly add the flour mixture into the dough until blended. Add enough food coloring to tint the dough a bright red. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and refrigerate at least 2 hours.


3. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line the cookie sheet pans with the parchment paper.


4. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Use a cookie cutter to cut out 24 lip shapes. Otherwise, you can form the dough into 24 balls and flatten each slightly to create free-form shaped lips using your hands to pinch and shape the dough. Transfer these to the prepared cookie sheets. Re-roll the scraps if necessary.


5. Sprinkle the cookies with red sugar. Bake 7-10 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oven, and immediately press a MILKY WAY® Minis into the center of each cookie. Cool completely. Use vanilla frosting to pipe fangs over the candy.


Tip: If short on time, consider using store-bought refrigerated sugar cookie dough. Begin by kneading 2/3 cup of flour into the dough, then roll and cut according to the above directions. One roll of cookie dough makes approximately 18 cookies. 

Coffin Sandwiches
True Blood Party Food @ Northmans Party Vamps

2 slices whole wheat bread
3 slices OSCAR MAYER Smoked Ham
1 KRAFT Singles
1 Tbsp. MIRACLE WHIP Dressing
1 lettuce leaf
Make It

COVER 1 of the bread slices with ham and Singles. Spread with dressing; top with lettuce. Secure with plastic toothpick, if desired.


CUT sandwich into coffin shape using coffin template and sharp knife.  For a more durable template, trace the coffin template onto a piece of cardboard and cut out.

Vampire Mudslide
True Blood Party Food @ Northmans Party Vamps
INGREDIENTS:
Kahlua, Baileys, Vampyre Vodka

INSTRUCTIONS: Layer Kahlua, Layer Baileys, top with Vampyre Vodka


SERVING GLASS: HighBaller/Shot 

V Juice
INGREDIENTS: V-8 V-Fusion Pomegranate Blueberry, Vampyre Vodka, Vamp NRG

INSTRUCTIONS: Mix 8oz V-Fusion with 2-4oz Vodka (to taste). Shake with ice to combine. Strain and add 1/2 can chilled Vamp, stir gently. Serve in Hurricane or Zombie glass with a whole strawberry on edge of glass and red straw.

SERVING GLASS: Hurricane or Zombie Glass


GARNISH: Strawberry (whole), Red Straw

Death In Bon Temps
True Blood Party Food @ Northmans Party Vamps

1 ½ ounces of Peach Schnapps, 1 ½ ounces of Vodka, 2 ounces of orange juice, 2 ounces of pineapple juice, 2 ounces of Tru Blood.
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a highball glass filled with ice.

 The Talbot (Non Alcoholic)
Ingredients:
• 4 fresh or frozen Strawberries
• ¼ cup Milk
• 2 tbsp Strawberry Syrup
• ¼ cup Whole Blueberries
• Red Licorice Stick
• 1 tbsp Chocolate Sprinkles

• Mix all the ingredients in a blender. Blend until the fruits get semi-crushed. Pour into glass and place strawberry on the rim.
• Serve chilled. 

The True Death
True Blood Party Food @ Northmans Party Vamps

Ingredients:

1 oz Vodka

1 oz Southern Comfort
1 oz Amaretto
1/2 oz Sloe gin
1/2 oz Triple sec
Sprite

(Optional) Orange juice

(Optional) 1 dash Lime juice

Add all ingredients, Stir and serve over ice.

Watch for more food and drink recipe posts all weekend long!

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