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Hallowe’en Punch and Party Fare

October 29, 2012

Cooking time: 10 mins.
Preparation time: 10 mins.
Main cooking utensils: saucepan, punch bowl

For 12 servings you need:

2 2-in cinnamon sticks
6-8 cloves
little ground nutmeg
grated rind of 2 oranges
1 1/4 cups concentrated lemon drink
1 1/4 cups concentrated orange drink
5 cups cider
soda water (optional)

Decoration:
2 apples, thinly sliced
1 orange, thinly sliced

Savory boats:
2 French loaves
1 lb ham, 1 head celery
4 dessert apples
1 green sweet pepper
1 red sweet pepper
3 firm tomatoes, mayonnaise

Garnish:
orange slices, grapes

1. Simmer cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and orange rind in mixed concentrated fruit drink for 10 minutes

2. Strain through cheesecloth, add the cider

3. Add soda water if used.

TO SERVE: In a punch bowl on ice, decorated with apple and orange slices

Savory boats: Scoop out some of the center crumb from the loaves. Dice the ham, celery, apple, peppers, tomatoes. Mix with the mayonnaise. Fill the loaves. Garnish with slices of orange and grapes.

Party cake: Sandwich two layer cakes together with jam; cover top and sides with your favorite frosting. Decorate with crystallized orange and lemon slices and walnut halves.

Party ideas: Cut faces in rosy apples, top with witches’ hat and candles; fix black paper cat onto punch bowl.


Printed in Canada © Copyright Paul Hamlyn Ltd. 1967

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