Goblin sandwiches. A halloween treat from the 1930's

Goblin Sandwiches

Goblin Sandwiches, originally published in The Queenslander, October 29th, 1936

Ingredients for each sandwich

1 slice each of white and brown bread

margarine or butter (optional)

cheese spread (home made or store bought)

shredded ham


stuffed olives

You can find the recipe for home made cheese spread here


Butter both slices of bread (optional)

Spread one of the slices of bread with the cheese spread.

Sprinkle the ham on top.

Top with the second slice of bread.

Make a face using slices of stuffed olive for the eyes and nose, half a pickle cut in half again for the lips and tiny rectangles of pickle for the eyebrows.

Witch's Brew

Witch’s Brew

Originally published as “Witche’s (sic) Brew in The Queenslander, October 29th, 1936

Ingredients per person

1 cup of milk

Cocoa and sugar or sweetened drinking chocolate

1 or 2 marshmallows. You can use store bought ones but nothing compares to home made marshmallows :)

To decorate the marshmallows either

melted chocolate and a toothpick (as in the original recipe) or a prepackaged icing writer or royal icing, a piping bag and a writing tube


Warm the milk in a saucepan

Add the sugar and cocoa and whisk.

While the milk is heating take the marshmallows and draw angry faces on them using icing or a toothpick diped in melted chocolate.

Pour the hot chocoalte drink into a mug and float the marshmallows on top.