Autumn has arrived. Everyone is back from their summer holidays and working hard including you. And on top of your daily tasks your boss has asked you to organise a Halloween themed office party.
To make it a tad easier for you we have a great idea that not only will be a pleasure for stomach but will bring a healthy competition to your workplace.
To top the traditional Pumpkin carving competition you can add a little twist to it. Make it a Great Halloween Bake Off because after carving a pumpkin there is a lot of good stuff to use for baking and cooking. It will not only bring a competitive spirit in your colleagues, it will also be a great way how to fill up the lunch table with delicious goodies for everyone to snack on. You can make a judge panel from your Board of directors to get people enrol. Think of judging criteria, like Spookiest shape, weirdest texture, bloodiest taste, etc. Make sure to prepare little presents for the first three winning places.
If you would to enter this competition we have a simple but delicious Pumpkin and Cheese muffin recipe for you to try out:
100g coarsely grated pumpkin
2 large eggs
70ml vegetable oil
1 tsp sage
40g Gruyere cheese
70 g Cheddar cheese
120g self-raising flour
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
½ tsp baking powder
1.Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Line a 12-hole muffin tray with paper cases or use oil to prevent sticking.
2.Coarsely grate pumpkins, if it is very juicy drain the juice.
3.Use a big bowl to mix eggs, oil, milk, cheese and the grated pumpkin. Stir in the flour and bicarbonate soda and baking powder until the mixture is homogeneous. Spoon into the cases. Bake for 25 mins until they are firm and springy to the touch. Use a wooden skewer to check if the centre is fully baked.
Hope you will have a fun time! 😉