Reward Your Trick Or Treaters With Some Mediterranean Flavours
If you want to treat your ghoulish guests or feed your scary skeletons with some health boosting winter goodness, it’s time to reach for the extra virgin olive oil for cooking those Halloween favourites.
As well as being a time for unsettling goings-on and stocking up with candy treats for your little monsters, preparing some fresh treats with a helping of olive oil is a great way to keep those evil saturated fats out of sight.
A high-quality extra virgin olive oil such as Morocco Gold is a great choice as a main fat source in your baking, drizzling on your warming soup or to add taste to some roast pumpkin. Therefore, there is a taste fit for all generations of hungry Halloween visitors.
Is It Healthy To Use Olive Oil For Cooking This Halloween?
The great thing about using olive oil for cooking is that it is incredibly healthy and an excellent source of flavour at the same time. By choosing a cold pressed extra virgin olive oil as your main fat in cooking you can potentially enjoy from a huge range of health benefits. But, Halloween is also about enjoyment and – trust us – the unique flavour of a quality, single sourced extra virgin olive is hard to beat on the premium taste factor.
Halloween Recipes Using Olive Oil
Assuming we have convinced you with all this talk of health benefits and unbeatable flavour, let’s get cooking with extra virgin olive oil! We think you’ll be tempted by some of these Halloween goodies!
Jam Filled Olive Oil Tea Biscuits
This tempting treat from TastyMediterranean is bound to keep sweet teeth (vampire or otherwise) happy!
- 100mls Morocco Gold Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/3 Teaspoon Salt
- 1/3 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 100g Unrefined sugar
- 2 Free-range egg yolks
- 300 g Oat Flour
- 6 Teaspoons of Chosen Jam
- Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C (350 degrees F).
- In a large bowl mix the Morocco Gold Extra Virgin Olive Oil, the salt, the vanilla extract and the unrefined sugar and beat in the 2 egg yolks until combined.
- Add the oat flour and mix it all well until dough is formed. Using your hands knead gently and create two balls of dough.
- Place one of the balls of dough over baking paper and cover it with another piece of baking paper. Roll out the dough with the help of a rolling pin to the thickness of 1€ coin (approx. O.5cm). Using a cookie cutter cut out as many biscuits as possible but keeping them slightly apart. Knead the trimmings back together and roll them out again using the same method with the baking paper. Repeat the same process with the other ball of dough.
- Once you have cut out all the biscuits just move the baking papers containing the biscuits to two baking trays. You may like to work directly over the baking paper as it avoids the risk of breaking them when moving them to the baking tray.
- If you do not have a cookie cutter for designing circles in the biscuits, with the help of a sharp knife, just cut out small circles or the shapes you want on half of the biscuits.
- Bake the biscuits for 8 minutes at 175 degrees C (350 degrees F). Remove them from the oven very carefully, so that they don’t crack, and place them on a cooling rack to allow them to cool completely.
- Place a teaspoon of the strawberry jam onto the center of each of the biscuits that do not have a circle or other cut out, and sandwich them with each of the stamped out biscuits.
- You can add a dusting of icing sugar at the end.
Savory Pumpkin Hummus
- 1 c pumpkin purée
- 2 tbsp Morocco Gold Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 cloves garlic, roasted
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp tahini
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Place all ingredients in a food processor and combine until smooth.
- Season with salt & pepper to taste
- If using as a dip, add an extra drizzle of Morocco Gold Extra Virgin Olive Oil, a pinch of red chili flakes, and a sprinkling of roasted pumpkin seeds.
Soups Galore With a Drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
There are no shortage of excellent soup recipes on the Morocco Gold website, including this delicious Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Vegetarian Split Pea Soup or this Roasted Vine Tomato Soup with Tasted Sourdough.
Stay well out there this spooky season, olive oil lovers!