Just Cooking
deadmansfingers-bannerpng

Dead Man’s Fingers

Ingredients

½ Cup (125ml) castor sugar

½ Cup (125ml) butter, softened

1 Egg

2 Cups (300g) flour

½ Tsp (2.5ml) vanilla extract

Milk as needed

About 14 almonds

Red food colouring for decoration

Method

Preheat oven to 180°C.

Pulse castor sugar, butter, egg, flour and vanilla in a food processor until it begins to get sticky.

Add milk, a dash at a time, so that the mixture combines to form a ball of dough.

Divide dough into 14 small walnut-sized balls, and roll balls into logs that resemble fingers.

Place fingers on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.

Using a small, sharp knife, cut incisions that resemble knuckles into the dough.

Arrange an almond to resemble a nail at the tip of each ‘finger’.

Bake for 10-20 minutes, then cool.

Paint the end of each finger with red food colouring to resemble blood.

Makes about 14 finger biscuits


Read More
What’s better than braai bread? Braai bread with this onion marmalade!

What’s better than braai bread? Braai bread with this onion marmalade!

Add a bit of flair to your braai and wow your guests with this recipe for homemade onion marmalade.

The only thing better than a braai? A braai with one of these 3 braai breads!

The only thing better than a braai? A braai with one of these 3 braai breads!

Braai bread is next-level tasty! Here’s how to pull it off with minimal fuss and maximum impact.

Braai sides: Roasted beetroot with herbs and goat’s cheese

Braai sides: Roasted beetroot with herbs and goat’s cheese

This roasted beetroot with herbs and goat’s cheese salad recipe is the perfect accompaniment to a traditional braai, and perfect for the hot summer months.

How to make bacon and corn potato salad (aka The Best Braai Side Ever)

How to make bacon and corn potato salad (aka The Best Braai Side Ever)

Potato salad at a braai is a South African tradition. Take it from average to fully-loaded with this simple recipe.

Braai sides: Coconut baked sweet potatoes

Braai sides: Coconut baked sweet potatoes

Take your braai potatoes from ordinary to impressive with this potato-bake recipe that brings an Asian twist with coconut milk and ginger.

How to make seafood pasta like a pro (even if you’re a rank amateur)

How to make seafood pasta like a pro (even if you’re a rank amateur)

South African summers are ideal for light meals. Here’s one that’ll make you look really good…

Popular articles
If you're caught driving with your phone, officials are allowed to confiscate it

If you're caught driving with your phone, officials are allowed to confiscate it

If the engine is running and you are sitting behind the wheel you are not allowed to operate your phone says W Cape's JP Smith

[WATCH] Zola Tsotsi drops bombshell about Zuma meeting at State Capture Inquiry

[WATCH] Zola Tsotsi drops bombshell about Zuma meeting at State Capture Inquiry

Former Eskom chair Zola Tsotsi’s jaw-dropping statements include Tony Gupta saying they could hire or fire Eskom board members.

SA fizzy drinks undergo "shrinkflation" to control sugar intake

SA fizzy drinks undergo "shrinkflation" to control sugar intake

Coca-Cola has reduced its 500ml "buddy" to 440ml and the traditional 330ml Coke cans will soon have a volume of just 300ml.

Mugabe threatened to dissolve Parliament hours before his resignation

Mugabe threatened to dissolve Parliament hours before his resignation

Deputy President of MDC says Mugabe's threats could not deter them from their mission to impeach him - they were determined.

What Shoprite, Checkers, Pick n Pay and Makro will offer on Black Friday

What Shoprite, Checkers, Pick n Pay and Makro will offer on Black Friday

Up for a Springboks level scrum? Instructions on how to ensure you get the deals in your inbox the moment they become known...