The shocker recipe for Halloween - the fake mold bread


Everyone knows the problem: Halloween is getting closer, the costumes have long been chosen and are ready, the rooms are skillfully decorated. The only thing missing is planning the menu for the family or for the guests. The typical recipes for Halloween are all very tasty, often contain pumpkins in many different variations and look good, fresh and appetizing. Unfortunately, there is nothing scary about it.

Scary disguise on Halloween

Why creepy at all? The custom of Halloween originally comes from the ancient Celts. They believed that on the night before All Saints' Day the undead and demons would come to earth and try to kidnap them into their dark realm. So people started dressing up in scary costumes.

So they could safely leave the house, because the terrible creatures would not recognize them as people with their costumes. And for this reason we slip into all kinds of disguises today in the night from October 31st to November 1st. We don't want to differ from the uncanny creatures of the night either.

Halloween and scary fun

But what good is all this if the food on the table at home looks fresh and good? So a bread with unappetizing-looking, but only through food coloring painted mold stains. And bread is a food item that can be included in almost any menu.

A few things need to be taken care of beforehand:

  • green liquid food coloring
  • blue liquid food coloring
  • possibly some yellow, liquid food coloring (according to need)
I Food colors from Wenburg

The following things are – in most cases – already available in the household:

  • bread
  • some flour
  • pastry brush


First, the bread is sliced. White bread and baguette work best for this recipe. Alternatively, toast or farmer's bread can be used. However, very dark bread such as pumpernickel is not suitable at all, since the stains are not or not sufficiently visible.
Food colors from Wenburg, highly concentrated, liquid

Put some green food coloring on the bread slices and spread the stains with the brush and dab it into the bread. Then use the brush to work on the green areas with the blue food coloring until you get blue-green spots.

Depending on your needs and artistic talent, the stains can be refined with a little yellow food coloring. The individual colors must not be dry during processing, so that they can be mixed well and flow into each other.

This way the stains look more artistic and real. If the colors are too intense, they can also be slightly diluted with water on a saucer.

The blobs of paint produced in this way look very much like mold; however, it still lacks the furry appearance that is so typical of moldy bread. To do this, sprinkle some flour over the stain and tap it lightly. Of course, the fake mold bread can not be topped easily, otherwise the artistic stains will be covered.

It is up to you whether you process all the bread slices in this way or put the individual moldy colored bread slices between the unprocessed ones. This fake mold bread will amaze the guests: it looks deceptively real. And best of all, it doesn't take much time to prepare.

Now there is only one thing left: Happy – or rather spooky – Halloween!

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