Peanut butter and onion sandwiches

Peanut Butter and Onion Sandwiches

Will our heroic cook survive the horror that is – Peanut Butter and Onion Sandwiches? (insert spooky music here)

OK, so there aren’t a lot of vintage Halloween recipes out there that aren’t haggis~ shudder ~ so I delved into the realm of the weird for this week’s recipe :)


smooth peanut butter

traditional mayonnaise


white bread (with the crusts cut off unless you’re completely uncouth. Like me)



Mix 4 parts of peanut butter to 1 part mayonnaise. For example, 4 teaspoons of peanut butter and 1 teaspoon of mayonnaise.

Butter the bread.

Spread on the peanut butter mix.

Top with fine slices of onions.

Eat it before you chicken out!

Rock cakes from 1927

Rock Cakes

These spicy little cakes are one of Hagrid’s favourites in the Harry Potter series and are a great accompaniment to a cup of hot tea.


1/2 lb or 225gm self raising flour (or plain/all purpose flour and 1tsp of baking powder)

3oz or 90gm each of unsalted butter


chopped currants, sultanas or raisins (or a mix)

one egg

1/2-1tsp nutmeg

1 egg and 2 teaspoons of milk mixed together

This recipe makes 10-12 cakes


Preheat your oven to 220 degrees C  or 425 degrees F

Rub the flour and butter together until they look like breadcrumbs.

Add all of the other dry ingredients and mix well.

Add about half of the egg/milk mix and mix well. If it’s too dry add the rest of the mixture and form into a stiff dough. Use your hands! It’s OK to get messy in the kitchen.

Form into rough balls and place on a baking tray covered in baking paper.

Bake for 20 minutes or until they’re golden on top.