Bwa-ha-ha-haaaaa! These gory and gross intestines are actually freakishly delicious!
I’m bringing this pic back from last year, because I’m sure those of you that are planning your night of fright are looking for fun things to serve up to your ghosts and goblins! These intestines are super quick to make, and the filling can either be savory or sweet, depending on whether you want to serve them as an appetizer, main or dessert. I like to fill mine with guacamole, but am contemplating filling them with empanada filling this year. You could really fill them with anything….a couple of ideas would be to use spanakopita filling, sloppy joe filling, or for a sweet version, fill it with nutella or vanilla pastry cream and some jam. I save a huge chunk of time by buying premade puff pastry for these. Usually the day of the party there is always so much putzy stuff to do, so the quicker the better!
1 pound (400 grams) packaged puff pastry
1 recipe of guacamole (or filling of choice)
1 egg, beaten
food coloring and a small paint brush
Preheat oven to 375ºF/190ºC.
Line a baking sheet with parchment.
Now, you’ll need to cut your pastry into long rectangular strips and paste them together (brush a little beaten egg and press down–it doesn’t matter if it’s not perfect, after baking, the seams don’t show anyway) to form a loooooong strip of dough.
Spread your filling down the entire center of the dough, leaving a bit of space on each side to pinch closed.
Brush the edges with a little egg and pinch the whole thing closed.
Carefully lift the intestine onto the baking sheet and form an intestine looking thing, rolling it over so the pinched edge is on the bottom.
Brush the pastry with beaten egg.
Dip your small brush into some red food coloring (I added a little blue, too, to get a darker color) and paint on the “blood.”
Bake for about 20 minutes, just until golden, but not overly brown.
I’m hoping to get pics of the process when I make this this year to give you a better picture of what I’m explaining rather badly in words. lmao
Enjoy! And try not to scare the pants off of your guests! Unless, you know, you’re into that sort of thing.