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ExClusive Easy and comforting Bonfire Night meals – just £1 a serving

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Hauntingly good! Scarily simple recipes, frightfully dramatic cakes and bewitching Halloween costumes – no tricks, just treats

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GOOD LIVING

WELCOME TO

November

MIGUEL’S BONFIRE NIGHT RISOTTO, P13

The nights might be drawing in and the temperature dropping, but who cares when there are vibrant fireworks lighting up the sky and pumpkins lurking around every corner? This month we’ve upped the yikes factor – our 40-page Halloween special (from p55) has everything from creepy costumes that won’t break the bank to inventive spooky party snacks for kids, plus baked banana mummies and tombstone skull pizzas to die for. There’s plenty for the adults to get stuck into, as well – no tricks, just treats, we promise! We’re super-excited about the brilliant Miguel Barclay’s budget-friendly Bonfire Night recipes – he’s created four, exclusively for our readers. It’s classic comfort food with a twist and ideal if you’re planning a fireworks feast (p13). Your guests will also enjoy keeping out the chill with our selection of bang-on-trend winter warmer drinks (p20). While there’s plenty of fun going on outside this season, the colder climate and busy run-up to Christmas can leave you looking a little less than fresh. Fear not, we have bewitching beauty secrets (p109) to keep cosmetic calamities at bay… Look good, feel good, and enjoy!

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Contents NOVEMBER 2017

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Enjoy ghoulish fun with our 40-page Halloween special, plus Bonfire Night ideas and much more

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PROMISES To provide familyfriendly meals that: Save you time and money ……………… Reduce your food waste by making the most of the pack sizes you’ll find in store ……………… Are nutritionally balanced, using everyday ingredients.

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LOOK OUT FOR THESE SYMBOLS: Vegetarian Vegan

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Gluten-free Dairy-free

127 We test each recipe at least three times in an ordinary kitchen, to make sure it works for you first time and every time.

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Scandi crush Cosy up with our pick of Nordicinspired winter warmers Smart living Last-minute spooky costumes, firework safety and kids’ toy wishlist for Christmas ‘This amazing project has transformed my little boy’s life’ Asda and BBC Children in Need create play opportunities for disadvantaged kids Hedgehog haven How to give your endangered prickly friends a helping hand #Goodliving It’s over to you – our spooktacular customers and pets!

Food 10 #Lovefood Foodie news and prep for Christmas 13 Miguel’s firework feast The Instagram sensation lights up the evening with meals for £1 or less per serving 20 Fire crackers Spice things up with our winter-warming drinks 23 Bonfire beauty Our showstopping bake will wow your guests 27 4 ways with baked potatoes Banging ideas for jazzing up the humble spud

31 High-speed suppers Tasty midweek meals in 20 minutes or less 37 Family favourites Holly Willoughby talks tacos, feeding the kids and Friday fish dishes… 41 Buon appetito! Our Italian fine-dining menu for £3.68 per person 48 Out of this world Journey to another planet with our dazzling treats 130 My foodie life Strictly star and sports presenter Ore Oduba on Marmite and David Beckham GOOD LIVING | 5


HALLOWEEN

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On the cover

Freakily Good Haunted House Cake, p63 Photograph: Ria Osborne Styling: Luis Peral Food styling: Lauren Floodgate

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56 Hubble bubble Fang-tastic tucker for your little terrors 63 House of horrors Enter… our scarily impressive chocolate cake! An abandoned house has never looked so inviting 69 Trick or treat? Delicious candy and cakes to die for! 6 | GOOD LIVING

72 Scary pies Three dishes for all culinary skill levels 76 Indulge your dark side Drop-dead gorgeous food for a grown-up Goth-inspired party 82 Pimp your pumpkin Carving tips for beginners and pros 87 Haunted homes Spook ’em out with George Home decorations

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91 Fright night Dress to thrill – at George, the devil’s in the detail. Then copy our creepy facepaint designs to complete your look 109 Your beauty nightmares blasted Frightfully good tips for fixing hair and make-up horrors

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Snuggle up between these brushed-cotton sheets. Brushed Cotton Check Duvet Cover, £17

WILD THING ON POINTE Slide into these cute pom pom slippers to keep toes cosy. Pom Pom Ballerina, £7

Looks can be deceiving. This little bundle unfolds into a big blanket! Animal Scandi Grey Blanket, £12

Scandi crush

Embrace the Danish approach to cosiness, ‘hygge’, with winter warmers by George

FAIR & SQUARE Style up your sofa this winter. White Grey Spot Furry Cushion, £5; Realistic-fur Cushion, £8

Soft touch

Time to hi-bear-nate! Increase toasty temperatures with our Ladies’ Borg Dressing Gown, £16 8 | GEORGE.COM


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Pyjama party

Add a touch of Narnia to your wardrobe. Ladies’ Glitter Woodland Twosie, £15

New fragrance

A subtly different scent, balanced with fresh blossoms, maplewood and powdery musk. Yankee Candle Home Inspiration Japanese Maple Medium Jar, £10

GLOW FOR IT A sleek addition to any living room, this GH Medium Copper Lantern, £12 adds soft lighting on dark nights.

PEAK CHIC From the slopes to the school gates, rock this alpine-inspired top wherever you go. Yoke Fairisle Jumper, £18

Happy feet Save your soles with these super-soft socks. 2 Pack Assorted Lounge Socks, £4 Selected stores only, subject to availability. Online delivery charges may apply

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THE LATEST IN FOOD NEWS

#Lovefood

Prep for the holiday season with Food Editor Gregor McMaster’s top festive cookery books, homemade edible gifts and kitchen kit

Stir it up!

For our delicious, tried-and-tested Christmas pudding recipes, go to ASDA.GL/ xmaspuds

In-store treats for November

For an easy midweek supper, simply remove the lid and cook in the oven until the meat and gravy are piping hot and the puff pastry is golden brown. Serve with mustard mash and garden peas. Princes Steak & Kidney Pie, £1 (425g; 24p/100g) 10 | ASDA.COM

This will give your Halloween guests a pleasant surprise! Crumpkins are crumpets with a smiley pumpkin face. Serve toasted with butter and honey, jam or lemon curd. Asda Crumpkins, £1 (6-pack; 17p each)

These bite-size, all-British pies are perfect for parties. With a rich pastry crust filled with outdoor-bred pork, they’re topped with a Bramley apple and cider sauce. Extra Special Mini Pork Pies with Bramley Apple, £2 (200g; £1/100g)

Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend may apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online. *Available from 16 November 2017. **Available from 19 October 2017. †Until 3 November 2017, then £39.96

Photographs: Getty Images

SEASONAL

With only a month to go until Christmas, it’s time to mix things up in the kitchen. Stir-up Sunday (26 November) is when families traditionally gather to make the Christmas pudding, to give it plenty of time to mature before the day. In Victorian times, this would have been a plum pudding, but today we prefer a dense and rich version, leisurely soaked in rum, brandy or stout. It’s still fun to make and the mouthwatering aromas of dried fruit, citrus and spice fill the kitchen with a foretaste of Christmas. If you want a less-alcoholic and more savoury flavour, use stout instead of spirits. And adding a grating of apple and carrot helps balance out the flavours of all the dried fruit. Stir-up Sunday is also the ideal time to start other festive recipes that need time to mature, including mincemeat for the mince pies and Christmas cake.


FOOD 1

Festive fare for foodies 1 Jamie Oliver’s Christmas Cookbook, £13* This is jam-packed with all the recipes you need over the festive period, whether you’re catering for meat-lovers or veggies. You’ll find edible gifts, party food, smart ways to reboot leftovers, and lots more.

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2 Tanya’s Christmas: Make, Bake And Celebrate by Tanya Burr, £9** YouTube fashion and beauty star Tanya shares recipes plus craft, decorating, gift and party ideas. Come back next month, when she will be guest-editing #Lovefood. 3 The Christmas Chronicles by Nigel Slater, £13** The chef places Christmas at the heart of his book, but also shares foodie tips and fables from Bonfire Night to New Year’s Eve. There are over 100 recipes for warming dinners, quick midweek meals and festive classics.

Twice as nice

PIE

This new trend could mean the end of tough dessert decisions… It all began a few years ago when a New York baker crossed a doughnut with a croissant to create a ‘cronut’. Since then, we’ve seen hybrids such as ‘piecaken’ (a pie in a cake) and ‘chocoflan’ (a chocolate flan cake). The latest trends blend classic desserts, so expect cheesecake waffles and ice cream-filled cupcakes. Two puds are always better than one!

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MY CHEF NOTES

Quick-win pickle

Pickled red onions are a great way to add a sweet tang to burgers and hot dogs on Bonfire Night. Warm 300ml apple cider vinegar, 3tbsp sugar, 1tbsp salt and 1tsp peppercorns in a small pan, whisking until the sugar dissolves. Cover and bring to the boil. Thinly slice a red onion and pack as much as you can into a 500ml sterilised jar. Pour the hot vinegar over, making sure all the onion is submerged. Cover and cool. Chill and leave for two hours. The pickle will keep for six months unopened, or two to three weeks in the fridge once opened. Each 5g serving contains: ENERGY

10KJ 2KCAL 0%

FAT SATURATES SUGARS Low Low Med

SALT High

0.0g 0.0g 0.6g 0.15g 0% 0% 1% 3%

of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 205kJ/49kcal

KITCHEN KIT

This family-size grill is convenient to use and is a healthy way to cook paninis, burgers, sausages and chicken in minutes. It drains away excess fat and is easy to clean. Knockout!

TOP TIP

Make a few extra jars of pickle – they’re perfect as last-minute homemade gifts for foodie friends.

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Create a stir

Gather family and friends this Stir-up Sunday to make some festive treats in preparation for Christmas Day

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tir-up Sunday is a day for families to get together to make a Christmas cake or pudding ready for the festive season. Traditionally falling on the last Sunday in November it’s a great opportunity for some fun in the kitchen. While you stir the mixture, make a wish, as Stir-up Sunday is the day they are said to come true. Our desserts and baking aisle has all you need to get stirring on 26 November, and when it’s time to decorate your cake, we have marzipan and icing, too… 12 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES

christmas cake essentials

Dr. Oetker Marzipan Ready to Roll, £2 (454g; 44p/100g)

Dr. Oetker Regal-Ice Ready to Roll Icing, £2 (1kg; 20p/100g)

Whitworths Whitworths Chilean Flame Little Jewel Raisins, £1.60 Cranberries, £1.60 (150g; £1.07/100g) (150g; £1.07/100g) or 3 for £3 or 3 for £3

Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend will apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online

Photographs: Jonathan Kennedy. Styling: Luis Peral. Food styling: Rukmini Iyer

Get stirring on 26 November! Find our recipe at ASDA.GL/ christmascake


Miguel’s firework feast

Food

Recipes and food styling: Miguel Barclay. Photographs: Ria Osborne. Styling: Tonia Shuttleworth

The Insta-star brings us brilliant recipes – for £1 or less per serving* – to make your party go with a bang!

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ot off the success of Miguel Barclay’s second book, Fast & Fresh One Pound Meals, the Instagram sensation works his magic on Bonfire Night dishes that won’t break the bank. ‘Asda is one of the few supermarkets where I’ve found you can get all the ingredients to create a spectacular meal for under £1 per serving,’ he reveals. ‘For example, you can get four great-quality pork shoulder steaks for £2.83. For me, Asda has the ideal mix of price and choice,

*Prices per serving shown do not include the cost of store-cupboard or fridge staples, listed as such in the ingredients

Exclusive recipes

so there’s no meal I can’t create when I shop there.’ The inspiration for these exclusive recipes is drawn from Bonfire Night. ‘I’ve used cinnamon in my toffee apple tartins, which gives a wintry, mulledwine taste, and I’ve concentrated on hearty dishes that can be eaten standing around a fire. It’s about friends and family getting together and having a great time.’ Here, Miguel unveils four new purse-pleasing meals that no fireworks party should be without…

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Squash risotto is a great way to use up any Halloween leftovers – you could use pumpkin, too

91p per serving*

Squash, spinach & goats’ cheese risotto

‘This rich risotto has a subtle sweet taste from the butternut squash, which contrasts perfectly with tangy and sharp goats’ cheese.’ SERVES 1 READY IN 40 MINS l ½ onion, sliced l ⅛ butternut

squash, peeled, seeds removed and flesh grated l 100g arborio rice l ½ vegetable stock cube l 30g Parmesan, grated l 30g spinach l 10g goats’ cheese, crumbled STORE CUPBOARD l 1tsp olive oil

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1 In a frying pan or saucepan, gently fry the onion and grated squash in the olive oil for 5 mins until the onions are soft. 2 Add the rice, season, and stir for 1 min over a medium heat. Add the stock cube and 100ml boiling water. Stir continuously until most of the water has been absorbed by the rice, then add 100ml more water and

repeat until the rice is lovely and tender. 3 Turn the heat off, then add the grated Parmesan and the spinach. Stir together and season once the spinach has wilted. Serve the risotto in a bowl sprinkled with crumbled goats’ cheese and freshly ground black pepper. Each 426g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS Low

2,584KJ Med High 618KCAL 16.2g 8.1g 31% 23% 41%

SALT Med

8.1g 1.79g 9% 30%

of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 607kJ/145kcal


FOOD

Smoked mackerel & kale carbonara

‘Smoked mackerel is a great substitute for traditional pancetta because it has that amazing smoky flavour. Save the whites from the eggs for dessert meringues or try spinach and egg-white omelettes the next morning.’ SERVES 1 READY IN 15 MINS l 100g spaghetti l 25g kale,

chopped

l 2 egg yolks l 30g Parmesan,

grated l 50g flaked smoked mackerel

1 Bring a large pan of water to the boil and cook the spaghetti for 8-9 mins until al dente. About 1 min before the pasta is cooked, add the kale to the pan. 2 Meanwhile, put the egg yolks, grated Parmesan

and plenty of freshly ground black pepper in a big bowl and mix together. Using tongs, transfer the cooked pasta and kale to the bowl, along with 2tbsp of the pasta cooking water. 3 Stir until the eggs cook with the heat of the pasta to form a rich, creamy sauce. Add the smoked mackerel, season to taste and serve. Each 372g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

3,222KJ High High Low Med 770KCAL 34.2g 11.9g 2.6g 1.49g 39% 49% 60% 3% 25% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 866kJ/207kcal

97p per serving*

Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend will apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online. *Prices per serving shown do not include the cost of store-cupboard or fridge staples, listed as such in the ingredients

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Slow-cooked chilli

‘This hearty chilli takes a few hours to cook so it’s perfect to have when friends are coming over as it lets you get on with other things in the meantime. It’s impossible to mess up, too!’ SERVES 1 READY IN 3 HRS 30 MINS l 1 pork shoulder

steak l ½ onion, chopped l ½ can chopped tomatoes l ½ reduced-salt stock cube l 1tsp cumin l Pinch chipotle chilli flakes l ¼ can baked beans

l 2tsp crème fraîche l ½ spring onion,

chopped STORE CUPBOARD l 1tsp olive oil

1 Heat the olive oil in a casserole dish (or pan with a lid) over a medium to high heat. Season the pork steak, then brown

on all sides in the pan. Add the onion, cook for 5 mins and as it softens, add the tomatoes, 100ml water, the stock cube, cumin and chilli. 2 Turn the heat down, cover and simmer gently for about 3 hrs. Add the baked beans 2 mins before serving. Pull the meat apart using two forks, then serve the chilli topped with crème fraîche and the spring onions.

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of your 5-a-day

Each 651g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

1,798KJ Low Low Low Low 430KCAL 14.3g 5.2g 16.9g 1.37g 22% 20% 26% 19% 23% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 276kJ/66kcal

97p per serving*

‘This chilli recipe works really well scaled up to feed loads of people on a budget’

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FOOD

53p per serving*

Toffee apple tartin

‘Add a touch of cinnamon to these individual tarts for instant warming winter flavours. Serve with a generous dollop of cream for an extra-luxurious treat.’ MAKES 1 TART READY IN 25 MINS l ⅛ puff pastry sheet l ½ apple, thinly sliced l 1tbsp honey l Pinch cinnamon l 25ml extra-thick

double cream

1 Preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5. 2 Line a small ovenproof dish with the puff pastry and trim round the edge.

Neatly arrange the apple slices inside, overlapping to create a spiral. 3 Next, drizzle over the honey and sprinkle with the cinnamon. Bake in the oven for about 15 mins until puffed and golden. Each 142g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

1,539KJ High High Med Low 368KCAL 21.6g 12.1g 22.0g 0.26g 18% 31% 61% 24% 4% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,084kJ/259kcal

*Prices per serving shown do not include the cost of store-cupboard or fridge staples, listed as such in the ingredients

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Tuck in!

These hearty, ready-made snacks will bring a warm glow to your Bonfire Night festivities

sweet potato fritters

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et your party off to a cracking start by serving a tasty selection of foods that will keep everyone happy on Bonfire Night. Choose from simple-to-serve pork pies and sausage rolls, or create fireside favourites such as chilli con carne jacket potatoes and yummy hot dogs. Your guests will be wowed by the savoury spectacle before the fireworks even begin!

garlic bread

sausage rolls

Asda Sausage Rolls 6 Pack, £1.25 (360g; 35p/100g)

Ye Olde Oak Hot Dogs In Brine, £1 (560g; 18p/100g) 18 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES

Asda Garlic & Herb Baguette, 50p* (215g; 23p/100g)

pork pies

Asda Sweet Potato Fritters, Asda Snack Pork Pies, £1* (260g; 38p/100g) £2 (250g; 80p/100g)


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mushy peas

baked beans

Photograph: Jonathan Kennedy. Styling: Luis Peral. Food styling: Rukmini Iyer

hot dogs

chilli con carne

Princes Chilli Con Carne, £1 (392g; 26p/100g)

Heinz Beanz In Tomato Sauce, £2 (4 x 415g; 12p/100g)

Batchelors Original Mushy Peas, £1 (3 x 300g; 11p/100g)

Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend will apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online. *Price until 8 November 2017. Photograph shows serving suggestions

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Fire crackers Make sure your Bonfire Night party goes off with a bang by serving our sensational winter-warming drinks

S’mores martini

Mulled pear & ginger punch

Mulled pear & ginger punch

S’mores martini

SERVES 6 READY IN 20 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.42

SERVES 4 READY IN 15 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 94p

1 Put 1L cloudy apple juice into a large pan, along with 1 thumb-sized ginger piece, sliced, 1 ripe pear, sliced, 4 cinnamon sticks, 1tsp cardamom, 1tsp light brown sugar, the juice of 1 lime. Bring the mixture to the boil and simmer for 10 mins

1 Squeeze 2tsp chocolate sauce onto a plate. Dip the rims of 4 martini glasses in the sauce, then press into 1 rich tea biscuit, finely crushed. 2 In a large jug, whisk together 2tsp cocoa powder, 50ml Baileys Chocolat Luxe, 30ml vodka, 50ml single

You can serve this tangy punch without rum – it’ll still taste great and drivers will appreciate it!

until the brown sugar has dissolved. 2 Skim off any scum that rises to the top with a spoon, then sieve into a punch bowl. Ladle into 6 mugs or glasses and serve with a shot of golden rum (optional). Garnish with the ginger, pear and cinnamon sticks.

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This chocolatey dream will leave your party guests stirred, not shaken

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cream, 250ml milk and a handful of ice cubes. Pour into the glasses, sieving out the ice. 3 Thread 4 marshmallows onto 4 cocktail sticks, 1 on each. Working carefully, toast each marshmallow in turn over a flame, such as your hob. Put a skewer in each glass and serve.


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Salted caramel & rum hot chocolate

For the recipes for the other fabulous drinks on this page, go to ASDA.GL/ wintercocktails

Pumpkin spice & popcorn freakshake

Wizard ’s butterscotch beer

Photograph: Stuart Ovenden. Styling: Morag Farquhar. Food styling: Jayne Cross

Blackberry hot toddy

Pumpkin spice & popcorn freakshake

Blackberry hot toddy

SERVES 6 READY IN 15 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.28

SERVES 4 READY IN 10 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 92p

Milkshake meets cream-topped pudding – all served in one glass!

1 Whisk together 600ml semi-skimmed milk and 4tbsp canned pumpkin purée. Add 1tsp ground cinnamon, ½tsp ground nutmeg, ¼tsp ground allspice and 3tsp caster sugar, and stir to combine. 2 Pour the mixture into a pan and bring up to the boil over a medium heat.

All the sweetness and kick of the old favourite with a fruity spin

3 Divide the freakshake between 6 jam jars or glasses and top with 50g Asda Squirty Cream and 30g toffee popcorn. Serve immediately. Each 126ml serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

401KJ Med Med Med Low 96KCAL 3.7g 2.1g 11.0g 0.19g 5% 5% 11% 12% 3% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100ml: 318kJ/76kcal

1 Pour 200ml boiling water over 2 English tea bags and brew for 5 mins. 2 Crush 100g blackberries with the back of a fork and add to the tea. Stir to combine and pass through a sieve. Squeeze out any excess liquid from the tea bags and discard. 3 Add 75ml bourbon

whiskey, 2tsp brown sugar and ½tsp vanilla extract, and stir until the sugar has dissolved. 4 Cut 1 lemon into 4 wedges and run a wedge along the rim of 4 glasses. Divide the liquid between them, ensuring each glass has a wedge of lemon and a blackberry to garnish. ASDAGOODLIVING.CO.UK | 21


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Bonfire beauty

Photographs: Ria Osborne. Styling: Luis Peral. Food styling: Lauren Floodgate

Prepare for oohs and ahhs on Guy Fawkes Night when you reveal this delicious cake

Chocolate, caramel & macadamia drizzle cake ASDAGOODLIVING.CO.UK | 23


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Chocolate, caramel & macadamia drizzle cake

Sweet, nutty, and huge enough to feed a crowd, this gorgeous cake is perfect for a fireworks party SERVES 40 READY IN 3 HRS PRICE PER SERVING 37p

FOR THE CAKE ● 270g plain flour, sifted ● 250g granulated sugar ● 180g cocoa powder, sifted ● 2tsp baking powder ● 2tsp bicarbonate of soda ● 3 large eggs ● 180ml rapeseed oil, plus extra for greasing ● 300ml apple juice FOR THE GANACHE ● 100ml double cream ● 100g dark chocolate FOR THE FROSTING ● 340g butter, softened ● 150g soft cheese ● 300g icing sugar ● 150g peanut butter FOR THE TOPPING ● 100g whole macadamia nuts ● 200g caster sugar ● 215g jar Extra Special Salted Caramel Sauce ● 50g salted peanuts, roughly chopped ● Handful of peanut butter and caramel popcorn (optional) 1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Grease and base-line 3 straight-sided 20cm sandwich tins. 2 Mix together all the dry ingredients. In a jug, beat the wet ingredients together with a fork, then stir into the dry mixture and mix well. Pour 24 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES

Find more of our delicious autumn bakes at ASDA.GL/ autumncakes into the tins and bake for 25 mins until well risen and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool in the tins on a wire rack. 3 To make the ganache, bring the cream to the boil in a small pan, then immediately remove from the heat. Break the chocolate into the pan and leave to melt before stirring until smooth. Leave to cool and thicken. 4 For the frosting, put the butter, soft cheese, icing sugar and peanut butter in a bowl and beat together until light and fluffy. 5 Beat the cooled chocolate ganache until light and fluffy. Put one sponge flat-side up on a serving plate and spread with half the ganache. Spread over 4tbsp of the peanut-butter frosting. Top with a second sponge, flat-side down, and repeat, then top with the final sponge. Spread half the remaining frosting thinly all over the top and sides of the cake. (You may get crumbs in the frosting but don’t worry.) Chill until firm – this may take 1-2 hrs. 6 Spread the remaining frosting all over the cake, smoothing with a palette knife. Chill until required. 7 The topping involves making caramel nuts, which isn’t hard – just

fiddly and a bit messy! Before you begin, put a sheet of newspaper on the floor to catch any drips. Next, for every macadamia, cut a 5cm length of sticky tape and keep to hand. Spike each nut with a cocktail stick. 8 Slowly heat the caster sugar in a saucepan until melted, swirling it around from time to time. Slowly bring to the boil and simmer until the caramel is a deep golden brown; set aside for about 10 min to cool and thicken slightly. 9 Dip a macadamia into the caramel and allow it to drip off the nut. If the mixture is too warm, the caramel will just run off the nut; if it’s the right temperature, it will cover the nut and drip off slowly, leaving a long thread of caramel that will harden as it cools. Tape the cocktail stick to the edge of the worktop, with the caramel ribbon hanging over the edge and above the paper. 10 Repeat with the remaining nuts and leave to set. If you struggle with this step, just tip your nuts into the caramel, give them a stir and turn out onto a sheet of baking paper, separating them before they cool. 11 When you are ready to serve, stand the jar of caramel sauce in a pan of hot water to warm it slightly. Give it a good stir then spread half over the top of the chilled cake; drizzle the rest down the sides. 12 Scatter the chopped nuts and popcorn, if using, around the top edge of the cake. Carefully remove the nuts from the sticks and arrange on the cake. Serve immediately. Each 76g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

1358KJ High High High Med 325KCAL 20.2g 8.9g 23.9g 0.49g 16% 29% 45% 27% 8% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1787kJ/427kcal

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It’s crunch time! Get stuck into our great range of covered apples, from a sweet, sticky fave to our delicious new treat with extra fizz

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Photograph: Ria Osbourne. Styling: Luis Peral. Food styling: Heather Whinney

hat better way to enjoy autumn’s harvest than with a crisp, juicy apple in a sweet-treat coating? Whether you’re celebrating Halloween or Bonfire Night, our toffee apples are real crowd-pleasers. This year, we’ve added to the range to give you more choice. As well as classic toffee apples, you can sink your teeth into irresistible chocolate-flavoured candy variations – including one with a fantastic new popping twist. Find these moreish apples in the produce aisle – which will you bite into first?

toffee treat Our tangy apple in a traditional toffee shell is a cracking treat! Asda Toffee Apple*, 60p each

pop hit Our new popping candy version has extra zing! Asda Strawberry Popping Candy Apple*, £1 each

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FOOD SAUSAGE & CARAMELISED ONION JACKETS

4 WAYS WITH…

Baked potatoes

Photographs: Stuart Ovenden. Styling: Morag Farquhar. Food styling: Jayne Cross

SLOPPY JOE LOADED POTATOES

TWICE-BAKED MEXICAN-STYLE SWEET POTATOES WITH GUACAMOLE

Give the Bonfire Night classic spud a dazzling makeover with our banging ideas!

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FOOD

Twice-baked Mexican-style sweet Sausage & caramelised onion jackets potatoes with guacamole Great served with a dollop of soured cream

SERVES 4 READY IN 1 HR PRICE PER SERVING 45p

1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. 2 Prick 2 sweet potatoes with a fork, put on a baking tray and bake for 30-40 mins until soft. 3 Meanwhile, heat 1tsp rapeseed oil in a pan over a medium heat. Add 1 red onion, chopped, and 2tsp ground coriander and fry for 5 mins. Add 2 cloves garlic, crushed. Cook for 2 mins. Add 100g Scratch Cook Sliced Mixed Peppers, 100g Frozen For Freshness Sweetcorn and 2 tomatoes, chopped, then fry for 5 mins over a high heat.

4 Cut the potatoes in half lengthways, break the flesh with the back of a fork and top with the veg. Sprinkle with 30g Asda 50% Less Fat Mature Grated British Cheese. Bake for 10 mins until the cheese is bubbling. 5 Meanwhile, cut 1 avocado in half, scoop out the flesh into a bowl and add the juice ½ lime and 2tbsp chopped coriander. Crush with the back of a fork until smooth. 6 Serve the sweet potatoes with the guacamole.

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Each 298g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

1,035KJ Med Low Low Low 247KCAL 11.3g 3.6g 9.8g 0.24g 12% 16% 18% 11% 4% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 347kJ/83kcal

Parmesan & herb-topped bloomin’ baked potatoes

SERVES 4 READY IN 1 HR PRICE PER SERVING 72p

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each potato together. 4 Put the potatoes on a foil-lined baking tray, flat sides up, drizzle with 2tsp rapeseed oil and bake for 45 mins. 5 Combine 2tsp Italianstyle seasoning, 20g panko breadcrumbs and 40g Parmesan, finely grated. Sprinkle over the potatoes. 6 Bake for 15 mins until the cheese bubbles, then serve with 80g Asda Lambs Lettuce & Pea Shoots. Each 216g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SERVES 4 READY IN 1 HR PRICE PER SERVING 75p

1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. 2 Prick 4 baking potatoes with a fork, put on a baking tray and bake in the oven for 50 mins until soft in the middle. 3 Meanwhile, heat 1tsp rapeseed oil in a pan over a medium heat, add 4 reduced-fat sausages and cook until browned evenly all over. Add 2 large white onions, finely sliced, to the pan and cook for 5 mins until softened. Add 2 cloves garlic, finely sliced, and cook for 2 mins. Add 2tsp brown sugar and

1tbsp balsamic vinegar, then increase the heat and cook for 5 mins until the onions are caramelised. 4 Add 100g kale to the pan and cook | for a further 5 mins. 5 Cut the baked potatoes in half, lengthways. Break up the flesh with the back of a fork and fill with the sausages, onions and kale. Serve the baked potatoes immediately.

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Each 354g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

1,600KJ Low Low Low Low 382KCAL 8.5g 3.2g 11.7g 0.67g 19% 12% 16% 13% 11% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 452kJ/108kcal

Sloppy Joe loaded potatoes

Cut so they fan out like a flower in the oven – a fancy, delicious spin on the humble spud 1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. 2 Slice a thin layer lengthways off 4 baking potatoes to give a flat top. Leaving a 1cm border, cut an oval on the flat top with a small, sharp knife, – don’t cut all the way through the potato. Make 5 or 6 concentric oval cuts in all, each smaller than the one before. 3 Flip each potato onto its flat side and make deep cuts around the sides from top to bottom, about 1cm apart. Leave a small uncut oval at the top to hold

Family-fave bangers and mash with a twist

SALT

1,084KJ Low Low Low Low 259KCAL 5.0g 2.2g 2.8g 0.24g 13% 7% 11% 3% 4% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 502kJ/120kcal

Add tasty crunch with a topping of spring onions and gherkins

SERVES 4 READY IN 1 HR PRICE PER SERVING £1.44

1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. 2 Prick 4 baking potatoes with a fork, put on a baking tray and bake for 50 mins until softened. 3 Meanwhile, heat 1tsp rapeseed oil in a pan and add 1 onion, chopped. Cover and sweat for 8 mins until the onion is softened. Add 2 cloves garlic, crushed. Cut the stalks off 15g basil, chop and add to the pan (reserve the leaves). Fry for 2 mins. 4 Add 200g Butcher’s Selection Beef Lean Mince (Typically Less

Than 5% Fat), 1 green pepper, deseeded and chopped, and 400g can chopped tomatoes with herbs. Stir and simmer for 25 mins, adding a little water if it’s too dry. 5 Cut the baked potatoes in half and top with the mince mixture. Serve sprinkled with 2 spring onions, thinly sliced, 3 Asda Pickled Gherkins, thinly sliced, 3 vine tomatoes, chopped, and the basil leaves.

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Each 413g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

881KJ Low Low Low Low 211KCAL 3.3g 1.2g 12.0g 0.45g 11% 5% 6% 13% 8% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 213kJ/51kcal

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£1.85

HOME-COOKED TAKEAWAY

Thai pork meatballs with ribbon-veg noodles

per serving

The delicate vegetable strips add vibrant colour and style to this mildly spiced dish SERVES 4 READY IN 20 MINS

Selection Lean Pork Mince (Typically Less Than 5% Fat) ● 2tbsp Asda Red Thai Curry Paste ● 2tsp reduced-salt soy sauce ● 1tsp Thai fish sauce ● 1tsp rapeseed oil ● 1 clove garlic, crushed ● ½tsp crushed dried chillies (optional) ● 200ml pouch Asda Reduced Fat Coconut Milk ● 100ml hot chicken stock made with ½ Oxo Reduced-Salt Chicken Stock Cube ● 200g carrots, cut into long ribbons with a veg peeler ● 2 courgettes, cut into long ribbons with a vegetable peeler ● 150g Asda Oodles of Rice Noodles

1 Mix the mince with 1tbsp of the curry paste, 1tsp soy sauce and the fish sauce. Shape into 16 meatballs. 2 Heat the oil in a nonstick lidded frying pan. Brown the meatballs on all sides. 3 Add the garlic and the remaining 1tbsp curry paste to the pan and cook for 1 min. Add the chillies, if you prefer more of a spicy kick, the remaining soy sauce, the coconut milk and the stock. Heat to a simmer. 4 Cover the pan with its lid. Simmer gently for 10 mins. 5 Fill a pan with boiling water and add the carrots and courgettes. Simmer for 1 min, then add the noodles and simmer for another 3-4 mins. Drain and serve with the meatballs. Each 416g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT SATURATES SUGARS Med High Low

SALT Med

1949KJ 466KCAL 15.8g 7.1g 5.0g 1.66g 23% 23% 36% 6% 28% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 469kJ/112kcal

£1.38 per serving

WINTER WARMER

Honey & mustard chicken stew

Tender chicken, colourful veg and warming flavours – just the thing to cheer up a dark, chilly evening SERVES 4 READY IN 20 MINS ● 1tbsp rapeseed oil ● 1 onion, chopped ● 350ml hot chicken

stock made with ½ Oxo Reduced-Salt Chicken Stock Cube ● 2tsp clear honey ● 1tbsp coarse-grain mustard ● 200g carrots, sliced ● 4 chicken breast fillets, cut into bite-sized pieces ● 300g new potatoes, halved or quartered, to serve ● 200g frozen sweetcorn ● 1 level tbsp cornflour

1 Boil a kettleful of water. 2 Heat 2tsp oil in a frying pan and cook the onion over a medium heat until soft. Transfer to a pan. 3 Add the chicken stock,

honey, mustard and carrots. Simmer, covered, for 5 mins. 4 Heat the other 1tsp of oil in the frying pan and cook the chicken on a high setting until it’s turning golden on all sides. Add to the veg pan and simmer for 10 mins. 5 While the chicken is cooking, put the potatoes in another pan and cover with boiling water. Simmer with the lid on until tender. 6 Add the sweetcorn to the pan and simmer for 3 mins. Mix the cornflour with 2tbsp cold water, stir into the pan and heat until bubbling gently and thickened. 7 Serve the chicken and vegetables with the new potatoes on the side.

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Each 422g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

1271KJ Low 304KCAL 7.2g 15% 10%

SATURATES SUGARS Low Low

SALT Low

1.3g 8.9g 0.46g 7% 10% 8%

of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 301kJ/72kcal

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VEGGIE OPTION

Cheese & veg gnocchi bake

Cherry tomatoes add a burst of sweetness to this comforting dish SERVES 4 READY IN 20 MINS ● 1tsp rapeseed oil ● 2 x 180g packs

Asda Mild British Baby Spinach ● 500g pack Asda Italian Gnocchi ● 100g Asda Ricotta ● 350g tub Asda Italian Tomato & Basil Sauce ● 100g cherry tomatoes ● 50g Asda 30% Less Fat Mature British Cheese, grated ● Rocket, to serve

£11.80 per serving

1 Preheat the grill. Boil a kettleful of water. 2 Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the spinach and cook, stirring, for 2-3 mins. Tip into a sieve over a bowl and use the back of a spoon to squeeze out as much liquid as possible. 3 Put the boiled water in the pan, add the gnocchi, bring back to the boil, then simmer for 2 mins. Drain the gnocchi and set aside. 4 To the same pan, add the ricotta and the sauce. Heat through but don’t let it boil. 5 Take off the heat. Stir in the gnocchi and spinach. Pour into a heatproof dish and put the tomatoes on top. Sprinkle on the cheese. 6 Grill until the cheese is melted and turning golden. Serve with the rocket.

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Each 366g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

1363KJ Low Low Low Med 326KCAL 10.2g 4.0g 6.6g 1.32g 16% 15% 20% 7% 22% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 372kJ/89kcal

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ONE-PAN WONDER

Seafood cocktail paella

Inspired by the flavours of a Spanish classic, this dish is impressive yet oh so simple SERVES 4 READY IN 15 MINS ● 1tbsp rapeseed oil ● 2 spring onions,

trimmed and sliced

● 1 clove garlic, crushed ● 1tsp smoked paprika ● 227g can Napolina

Chopped Tomatoes

● 150g frozen peas ● 150g frozen broad

£1.72

beans

● ½ Kallo Gluten Free

per serving

FRIDAY-NIGHT DINNER

Quickest-ever fishcakes

When the end result is this tasty, it’s OK to cheat a bit! Try our easy take on an all-time family fave SERVES 4 READY IN 20 MINS ● 100g Smash Instant

Mashed Potato

● 2 x 120g packs

Asda Kiln Roast Trout Flakes ● 1tbsp chives, finely chopped ● 2tbsp reduced-fat mayonnaise ● 2tbsp wholemeal flour ● 2tbsp rapeseed oil ● 300g frozen broad beans, to serve ● 300g frozen sweetcorn, to serve 1 Heat the oven to 140C/ 120C Fan/Gas 1. Put the Smash in a bowl and mix with 275ml boiling water, stirring with a fork, to make a stiff mash. 2 Break the trout into smaller flakes then add to

the mash with the chives and mayonnaise. Season with black pepper and mix until just combined. 3 Divide the mixture into 8 even portions and shape into cakes about 2cm thick. Put the flour on a plate and dust the fishcakes all over. 4 Heat half the oil in a large nonstick frying pan, then cook 4 fishcakes on a medium heat for 3 mins each side. Keep warm in the oven while you cook the other 4 fishcakes in the remaining oil. 5 Cook the broad beans and sweetcorn according to the pack instructions. Serve with the fishcakes.

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Each 413g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

1814KJ Med Low Low Low 434KCAL 16.5g 2.5g 4.5g 0.78g 22% 24% 13% 5% 13% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 439kJ/105kcal

Yeast Free Vegetable Stock Cube dissolved in 125ml hot water ● 2 x 250g pouches Asda Long Grain Micro Rice ● 240g pack Asda Seafood Selection ● 100g frozen prawns, thawed in the fridge overnight ● 2tbsp chopped parsley (optional)

£1.83 per serving

1 Heat the oil in a large pan and cook the spring onions and garlic for 1 min. Stir in the paprika and tomatoes, then partially cover the pan and simmer for 3 mins. 2 Add the peas, broad beans and vegetable stock, and simmer for another 3 mins. 3 Add the rice and stir well until evenly mixed, then simmer, uncovered, for another 3-4 mins, until all the liquid has been absorbed. Add the seafood and prawns, and heat through. Sprinkle over the chopped parsley, if using, before serving.

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Each 384g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

1,430KJ Low Low Low Low 342KCAL 5.4g 1.2g 5.8g 1.15g 17% 8% 6% 6% 19% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 372kJ/89kcal


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FAMILY FAVOURITES

‘My tacos are a good way to get the kids eating fish’ This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby, 36, on the benefits of preparing food with her three children

Words: Susan Springate. Photographs: Tara Fisher, Getty Images. Styling: Davina Perkins. Food styling: Matthew Ford

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he recollection of my mum, Lynne, serving up a side of cold salmon covered in fake cucumber scales still haunts me. No offence, Mum, but it looked really unappetising! So when I had kids I was determined for them to have a different memory of salmon by bringing it to life with delicious avocado, mango and lime flavours. I came up with the idea when Harry was really into salmon but Belle still needed convincing. I found that by adding the sweetness of mango, she would devour the fish. Now, this recipe has become a firm family favourite with my husband, Dan, 41, and our kids, Harry, eight, Belle, six, and Chester, three. We call it Friday-night salmon tacos because it’s for those evenings after a long week when you’re just too tired to cook a big meal. By putting all the ingredients on the table and getting everyone to help themselves, there’s minimal meal prep and it’s a chance for the kids to muck in and get a bit messy. It’s a great way to get them eating fish, too. I always find that whenever they get involved in making dinner, they tend to sit around the table for longer which makes for a really enjoyable family mealtime. We all love tucking into this dish! Holly’s new feeding and weaningplan book Truly Scrumptious Baby (HarperCollins) is out now

Friday-night salmon tacos

SERVES 4 READY IN 25 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £3.20

olive oil * 1tbsp 1tsp ground * cumin dried * 1tsp oregano paprika * 2tsp 1tsp garlic * powder salmon fillets, * 4skin removed and

* * * *

checked for bones 1 mango, finely chopped 1 avocado, finely chopped Juice ½ lime 8 taco shells

1 Preheat the grill to medium-high and line

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a baking tray with foil. 2 In a bowl, combine the olive oil, cumin, oregano, paprika and garlic powder. Toss the salmon fillets in the spice mixture (leave this out if it’s a portion for a baby). 3 Put the salmon on the baking tray and grill for 8-10 mins, turning halfway through until cooked throughout. Set aside, covered with foil to keep warm. 4 To make the salsa, mix together the chopped mango and

avocado, adding the lime juice to taste. (For a salsa for the grown-ups, you could add some finely chopped red onion, a little deseeded and finely chopped red chilli and some chopped coriander.) 5 Flake the cooked salmon into chunks. 6 To assemble the tacos, fill with salmon, top with the salsa and serve immediately. Each 286g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

2,489KJ High High Low Low 595KCAL 39.5g 6.3g 8.6g 0.17g 30% 56% 32% 10% 3% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 870kJ/208kcal

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A classic dish, laced with Chianti and finished with Grana Padano shavings. Extra Special West Country Beef Spaghetti Bolognese, £3 (450g; 67p/100g)

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Smoky paprika potatoes complement the chorizo and red wine sauce with these tasty meatballs. Extra Special Spiced Meatballs & Patatas Bravas, £3 (400g; 75p/100g) Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend will apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online. Photographs show serving suggestions. Pasta and sauces sold separately


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FOOD

Buon appetito!

Our luxe-for-less dinner for eight guests is less than £30 – a great excuse to try these impressive recipes with an Italian flavour Only

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DRINK

Peach & passion fruit Bellini

The Venetians first enjoyed Bellinis – and now you can, too SERVES 8 READY IN 10 MINS

86p

1 Cut 1 Grower’s Selection Passion Fruit in half and remove the seeds. Put in a food processor with 100g tinned peaches, drained and roughly chopped, and blend until smooth. 2 Pass the liquid through a sieve, discarding any lumps, and divide between 8 glasses. 3 Top up each glass from a chilled 75cl bottle prosecco and serve the Bellinis immediately.

Per serving

APPETISER

Flatbreads with burrata & red pesto

The perfect combination of flavours to whet your appetite SERVES 8 READY IN 15 MINS

35p Per serving

1 Heat a griddle pan over a high heat and fry 2 tortillas for 1 min on each side, until crisp and golden. Leave to cool completely. 2 Spread 2tbsp red pesto over the tortillas, then cut them into 16 small triangles. 3 Tear 1 ball burrata into bite-sized pieces. Top each tortilla triangle with pieces of burrata. Sprinkle over 2tbsp torn coriander and season with freshly ground black pepper. Each 40g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

383KJ Med High Low Med 92KCAL 5.0g 2.6g 0.6g 0.38g 5% 7% 13% 1% 6% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 958kJ/229kcal

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FOOD

STARTER

Italian ham & pea arancini

These little stuffed rice balls are simply bursting with flavour SERVES 8 READY IN 40 MINS, PLUS COOLING ● 1tsp rapeseed oil ● 2 Grower’s Selection Shallots,

finely chopped ● 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped ● 1tsp dried thyme ● 200g Arborio rice ● 1 Oxo Reduced Salt Vegetable Stock Cube, dissolved in 700ml water ● 50g Frozen for Freshness Petits Pois ● 25g Parmesan, finely grated ● 3 slices Italian smoked prosciutto, finely chopped ● 50g Smart Price French Blue Cheese, rolled into £1 coin-sized balls (optional) ● 1L vegetable oil, for frying ● 30g plain flour ● 1 egg, beaten ● 75g Asda Plain Breadcrumbs

● 60g Grower’s Selection

Wild Rocket

● 1tsp extra-virgin olive oil ● 1tsp balsamic glaze ● 20g Parmesan shavings

(optional)

1 Heat the rapeseed oil to a medium heat in a large pan. Sweat the shallots, covered, for 8 mins until soft. Add the garlic and thyme. Cook for 2 mins. 2 Stir in the rice and gradually add the stock a little at a time, stirring continuously until the liquid has been absorbed – this should take about 15 mins. The rice is cooked when it is soft on the outside but has a slight bite in the centre. 3 Stir in the peas, Parmesan and prosciutto. Season with black pepper. Spread over a baking tray in a thin

layer and leave to cool completely. 4 Wet your hands and roll a spoonful of the risotto around a ball of blue cheese, if using, or shape a spoonful of risotto into a ball; make 15 more. 5 Heat the vegetable oil in a deep, heavy-bottomed pan over a medium heat until a breadcrumb sizzles when dropped in. Put the flour, eggs and breadcrumbs in 3 separate bowls. Dip the arancini in the flour, followed by the eggs, then the breadcrumbs. 6 Working in batches, put a few arancini on a slotted spoon, carefully lower into the hot oil and fry for 3-5 mins until golden. Drain on a baking tray lined with kitchen paper. 7 Toss the rocket in the olive oil and balsamic glaze and divide between 8 plates. Top each with 2 arancini balls and some Parmesan, if you like. Each 193g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

1211KJ Med Med Low Med 290KCAL 13.9g 3.3g 1.2g 0.68g 15% 20% 17% 1% 11% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 628kJ/150kcal

46p Per serving

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MAIN

Chicken saltimbocca with garlic, basil & Parmesan mash

Chicken can only get better when topped with prosciutto! Make things easy by prepping the chicken breasts the day before, then frying at the party SERVES 8 READY IN 55 MINS

£1.38

● 4 baking potatoes, peeled

Per serving

and cut into chunks

● 30ml extra-virgin olive oil ● 2 cloves garlic, finely

chopped

● 15g basil, chopped, plus

32 whole leaves

● 20g Parmesan, finely grated ● 4 large skinless chicken

breasts

● 125g mozzarella, cut into

8 slices

● 4 slices Asda Italian

1 Preheat the oven to 120C/100C Fan/Gas ½. 2 Put the potatoes in a pan of cold water, bring to the boil and simmer for 15-20 mins until soft. Drain, then leave to steam-dry for 5 mins. 3 Meanwhile, heat 20ml of the oil in a pan over a medium heat, add the garlic and chopped basil, and fry for 2 mins until softened. Remove 1tbsp of the oil and set aside. 4 Return the potatoes to the pan and mash until smooth. Stir through the Parmesan and season with freshly ground black pepper. Cover with foil and keep warm in the oven until ready to serve. 5 With a sharp knife, cut the chicken breasts in half horizontally. Place each 44 | ASDAGOODLIVING.CO.UK

breast between 2 sheets of clingfilm and hit with a rolling pin to flatten. 6 Place 2 basil leaves on each breast, top with a slice of mozzarella and prosciutto, secure with a cocktail stick and season with black pepper. 7 Heat the remaining 10ml oil in a large pan and fry the chicken for 2-3 mins until golden. Turn over and fry for 2 mins more. Turn off the heat and pour the marsala or sherry into the pan. Return to the heat and simmer for 1 min, then add the stock and simmer for 5 mins until the chicken is cooked through. 8 Transfer the chicken to a plate,

cover with foil and leave to rest for 5 mins. To make a sauce, simmer the stock mixture until syrupy. 9 Bring a pan of water to the boil. Add the beans and cook for 1 min until thawed and bright green. Drain and toss through the garlic oil that was set aside. 10 Garnish each chicken breast with 2 basil leaves. Serve with a spoonful of mash, green beans and a drizzle of the sauce. Each 265g serving contains: ENERGY

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1186KJ Low Low Low Low 284KCAL 5.8g 3.4g 2.7g 0.58g 14% 8% 17% 3% 10% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 448kJ/107kcal

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Prosciutto, cut in half widthways ● 75ml marsala wine or sherry ● 1 Oxo Reduced Salt Chicken Stock Cube, dissolved in 200ml boiling water ● 400g Frozen for Freshness Whole Green Beans


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Chocolate mousse tart with pistachio pastry

This delectable tart combines rich mousse with flavour and crunch. You can make it the day before and store in the fridge SERVES 16 READY IN 1 HR 15 MINS ● 100g unsalted pistachio

nuts, shelled ● 250g plain flour, plus extra to dust ● 245g chilled unsalted butter, cubed ● 50g icing sugar ● 1 egg, beaten ● 140g plain chocolate ● 3 eggs, yolks and whites separated ● 50g caster sugar

1 In a food processor, blend 80g of the pistachios to fine crumbs. Or chop finely then pass through a sieve. 2 Put the flour and 180g butter in a bowl and rub together with your fingertips until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir through the

pistachios and icing sugar until evenly distributed. Add the egg a little at a time and, using a dinner knife, mix until it forms a ball. Turn out onto a work surface and gently knead for 30 secs until it forms a dough. Cover with clingfilm and chill for 15 mins. 3 Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. 4 Roll the pastry out between 2 sheets of baking paper lightly dusted with flour, to the thickness of a £1 coin. Use to line a 23cm loosebottomed tart case. Line the pastry with baking paper, fill with baking beans or uncooked rice and bake for 15 mins. Remove the beans and cook for 5-8 mins until lightly golden. 5 Remove the baked pastry case from the oven, loosen the pastry to

prevent it sticking and leave to cool completely in the case. Fill any cracks with leftover pastry. 6 Melt the chocolate and the other 65g butter in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water (don’t let the water touch the bowl). 7 In a separate bowl, whisk the yolks and 30g of the caster sugar until pale and fluffy. Stir through the chocolate. 8 Place the egg whites in a clean bowl and whisk until thick and stiff. Whisk in the remaining caster sugar. 9 Using a large metal spoon, gently fold the egg whites into the chocolate in 3 additions. Pour into the pastry case. Chop the other 20g of the pistachios and sprinkle on the tart. Bake on the middle shelf for 20-30 mins until risen and firm. Leave to cool completely before serving. Each 67g serving contains: ENERGY

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1,219KJ High High Med Low 291KCAL 19.4g 10.2g 11.5g 0.14g 15% 28% 51% 13% 2% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,820kJ/435kcal

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Feeling festive? Grab an early taste of Christmas with seasonal sandwiches and savouries from our delicious Food to Go range

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elebrating winter is all about enjoying indulgent moments – and that includes snacks and sarnies. Our festive Food to Go range arrives in store in plenty of time to get you in the mood for the holiday season – before you even turn on the Christmas lights! You’ll find classic flavours, from turkey with all the trimmings to tasty ham hock – check out the front of store for our full selection.

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Out of this world By far the coolest foodie trend to land on Instagram, these starry creations are one giant leap for mankind

Planet cake pops Prepare for landing!

MAKES 6 READY IN 40 MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 86p l 30g butter, melted l ½ Baker’s Selection

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All-Butter Madeira Cake, processed into fine crumbs Dr. Oetker Food Colour Gel in Bright Red, Sky Blue, Ultra Violet and Black 10g gelatine powder 150g caster sugar 10g liquid glucose 100g sweetened condensed milk

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l 150g white chocolate,

finely chopped l Cake Décor Gold Glitter Spray l You will also need 6 Cake Pop Sticks

1 Mix together the butter, cake crumbs and a few drops of the red food gel. Roll into 6 balls and push the pop sticks three-quarters of the way in. Set aside to chill. 2 Mix the gelatine with 60ml cold water, stir to combine and set aside. 3 Put the sugar, glucose and 60ml water in a pan; bring to the boil. Off the heat, whisk in the gelatine mixture. Stir in the condensed milk.

4 Add the chopped chocolate and leave to melt fully. Stir well, then divide between 4 bowls. Add a different drop of food gel to each bowl and mix well; add more gel if needed to build up the colour. 5 Carefully pour each coloured glaze into a bowl, to give a swirled pattern. 6 Push the cake pops fully into the glaze and twist as you pull the sticks out. Stick the pops upright in polystyrene, or something similar, and leave them to cool down completely. Spray with gold glitter. Each 88g serving contains: ENERGY

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1,506KJ Med High High Med 360KCAL 15.4g 9.6g 38.3g 0.46g 18% 22% 48% 43% 8% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,711kJ/409kcal


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Star-spangled chocolate bark

This makes a lovely gift – just wrap in Cellophane and spray with glitter SERVES 16 READY IN 20 MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 35p l 300g white chocolate l Dr. Oetker Food Colour

Gel in Sky Blue, Ultra Violet and Black l 10g Dr. Oetker Super Hero Stars l 10g Chosen by you White Chocolate Stars l Cake Décor Gold Glitter Spray

1 Line a baking tray with baking paper. 2 Melt the white chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of gently boiling water. Leave to cool slightly. 3 Divide the chocolate between 5 bowls. Using a different food gel for each, add enough to give pale blue, dark blue, dark purple and black; leave 1 portion as uncoloured white chocolate. 4 Pour the chocolate into the baking tray, alternating the colours, then swirl the tray to give a marbled effect. Leave until it has almost set but is still soft, then sprinkle the stars over the top. 5 Put the ‘bark’ in the fridge and leave to set for 2 hrs until firm. Spray with glitter then snap into bite-sized portions. Each 22g serving contains: ENERGY

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450KJ High High High Low 108KCAL 6.2g 3.7g 11.2g 0.06g 5% 9% 19% 12% 1% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 2,046kJ/489kcal

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Surprise Swiss roll

It looks normal on the outside, but just wait till you cut into it... SERVES 12 READY IN 40 MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 36p l 4 eggs, beaten l 115g caster sugar, plus extra

for dusting 1tsp vanilla extract 75g plain flour ½tsp baking powder Dr. Oetker Gel Food Colour in Sky Blue, Ultra Violet and Black l 200ml whipping cream l 3tbsp blackcurrant jam l Cake DÊcor Gold Glitter Spray l l l l

1 Preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/ Gas 5. Grease and line a 22cm x 31cm Swiss roll tin with baking paper. 2 In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract until doubled in size, pale and fluffy. Sift in the flour and baking powder, then fold in using a large metal spoon. 3 Divide the mixture between 3 bowls. Mix food gel into each, a drop at a time, so you have batters in blue, purple and black. Pour the batter onto the baking tray, alternating between colours, then swirl the tray to give a marbled effect; the batter should fill all the corners. 4 Bake in the oven for 12-14 mins until the sponge is risen and firm to the touch. 5 Place a sheet of baking paper on the work surface and sprinkle with caster sugar. Turn the sponge out onto the paper and leave to cool slightly. 6 Meanwhile, whip the cream till it holds its shape, then ripple through the jam. 7 Spread the fruity cream mixture evenly onto the cooled sponge, leaving a 2cm gap around the edge. 8 To assemble the Swiss roll, take a long edge, then, using the paper to hold it tightly in place, roll up the sponge, keeping the filling inside. 9 Remove the sponge from the baking paper and spray with the glitter. Each 60g serving contains: ENERGY

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665KJ Med High Med Low 159KCAL 8.6g 4.7g 11.7g 0.14g 8% 12% 24% 13% 2% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,109kJ/265kcal

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We’ve had rainbow toasties and glitter cupcakes, thanks to the unicorn trend. Now the galaxy trend is all about using cosmic colour to create mesmerising food. Knoxville pastry chef and blogger Heather Baird was one of the first to create a cake inspired by the cosmos, basing her Black Velvet Nebula Cake on photographs taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. Culinary Instagrammers from around the globe were quick to be inspired, using assorted food colouring to create out-of-this-world galactic recipes. From starry smoothie bowls to interstellar toast, it seems there’s no food that can’t be improved when it looks like the night sky!

Galaxy pancakes with fruit coulis A delicious brunch stack with starlight colours SERVES 8 READY IN 35 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 64p l 350g Frozen for

Freshness blueberries l Juice ½ lemon l 60g caster sugar l 230g self-raising flour l ½tsp bicarbonate of soda l ½tsp ground cinnamon l 150ml buttermilk l 250ml skimmed milk l 2 eggs, beaten l 1tsp vanilla extract l 40g unsalted butter, melted and cooled

l Dr. Oetker Food

Colour Gel in Bright Red, Sky Blue, Ultra Violet and Black l 2tsp rapeseed oil, for frying l 150g fat-free Greek yogurt (optional) l 2tbsp clear honey (optional) 1 Put the berries, lemon juice and 50g of the caster sugar in a pan. Bring to the boil and simmer for

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10 mins until the berries start to collapse and the mixture is syrupy. Set aside to cool. 2 In a large bowl, mix the flour, bicarb, cinnamon and the remaining sugar. 3 In a jug, whisk together the buttermilk, milk, eggs, vanilla and butter. Gradually add to the dry ingredients, whisking constantly, until it’s a smooth, thick batter. 4 Divide the batter between 4 bowls, then add one colour, a drop at a time, to each batter and stir to combine; remember that the colours will dull slightly when cooked.

5 Heat a little of the oil in a nonstick frying pan and add 1 ladleful of the batter at a time to the pan and cook for 1-2 mins, until small air pockets appear. Flip and cook on the other side for 1 min or until done. Repeat, keeping the cooked pancakes in a warm part of your kitchen. 6 Stack the pancakes and serve with a spoonful of coulis, a blob of yogurt and a little honey, if using. Time for everyone to dig in! Each 182g serving contains: ENERGY

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952KJ Med Med Med Low 228KCAL 6.9g 3.3g 14.6g 0.55g 11% 10% 17% 16% 9% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 523kJ/125kcal

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Pimp-yourpumpkin tips to impress

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Bewitching looks for the whole family

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Terrifying tombstone skull pizza

This petrifying pizza has a cauliflower base SERVES 8 READY IN 55 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 52p

1 Preheat the oven to 200C/ 180C Fan/Gas 6. 2 Remove the leaves and stalks from 750g cauliflower, cut into chunks and blend until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Put in a bowl and microwave on high for 5-6 mins until softened. Tip onto a clean tea towel, leave to cool, then fold up the towel and squeeze out any excess liquid. Return to the bowl, add 100g ground almonds and 2 eggs, beaten, stir to combine and season with black pepper. 3 Line a baking tray and grease with 1tsp rapeseed oil. Tip the cauliflower onto the tray. Shape the mixture into a skull, pushing half towards the bottom of the tray in a oval shape. Gather the rest into a wider semicircle at the top of the oval, making sure the two are touching. Bake for 15-18 mins until golden. 4 Spread 4tbsp Asda Tomato Passata with Basil over the base. Defrost 50g Smart Price sweetcorn, deseed and finely chop 1 red pepper, and scatter over the base. Top with 75g Asda 30% Less Fat Grated Mild Cheese and 30g Asda 30% Less Fat Grated Red Cheese. 5 Take 80g pitted black olives and halve the olives for the eyes, mouth and nostrils. 6 Bake for 10-12 mins until the cheese is bubbling. Serve immediately.

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Each 168g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT SATURATES SUGARS Med Med Low

SALT Low

787KJ 188KCAL 12.3g 3.0g 4.2g 0.32g 9% 18% 15% 5% 5% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 469kJ/112kcal

Baked banana mummies

Make fruit fun – raise an army of pastrywrapped terrors to dip in chocolate sauce! MAKES 8 READY IN 25 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 28p ● 100g Asda Ready

● 100ml fat-free

1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Line a baking tray with baking paper. 2 Cut the pastry into 5mm-wide strips and wrap around the banana halves. Push 2 raisins into the top

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Rolled Light Puff Pastry 4 ripe but firm bananas, peeled and cut in half horizontally 16 raisins 15g cocoa 2tbsp clear honey 10g unsalted butter

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for eyes. Put on the tray and bake for 15 mins until the pastry is crisp and golden. 3 For the dipping sauce, combine the cocoa, honey and 50ml water in a small pan and bring to the boil on a medium heat, whisking until smooth. Add the butter and allow to melt. Serve the chocolate sauce and Greek yogurt with the mummies. Each 87g serving contains: ENERGY

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593KJ Med Med Med Low 142KCAL 3.7g 1.9g 15.7g 0.09g 7% 5% 10% 17% 2% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 682kJ/163kcal

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Jack-o’-lantern crisps

Served with a side of ghoulish guacamole SERVES 4 READY IN 1 HR PRICE PER SERVING 63p ● 2 sweet potatoes,

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washed and cut into thin slices 1tsp ground cumin 1tsp rapeseed oil Flesh of 1 ripe avocado Juice ½ lime 1tbsp fresh coriander, finely chopped

1 Preheat the oven to 100C/80C Fan/Gas 1-2. Line a baking tray with baking paper. 2 Stamp out pumpkin shapes from the sweet potato (use Asda’s

Zombie-snot popcorn

A gross-out cheesy snack that’s horribly tasty SERVES 8 READY IN 15 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 18p ● 1tsp rapeseed oil ● 100g Chosen by you

Wholefoods Popcorn ● 2tbsp Asda 39% Less Fat Green Pesto ● 1tbsp dried mixed herbs ● 50g Asda Grated Mozzarella Cheese 1 Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium heat and add the popcorn. Cover with a lid, shake the pan 58 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES

and leave to cook for 3-5 mins until the popping sounds are only every 10 secs. 2 Remove from the heat and stir in the pesto, herbs and mozzarella. Cover with the lid to allow the cheese to melt with the residual heat, then tip into bowls to serve.

Each 24g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

322KJ Med 77KCAL 3.1g 4% 4%

SATURATES SUGARS Med Low

1.1g 6%

SALT Med

0.1g 0.11g <1% 2%

of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,343kJ/321kcal

pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter or a sharp knife). Put on the baking tray, sprinkle with cumin and drizzle with oil. Bake for 40-50 mins until crisp. 3 Meanwhile, to make the guacamole, put the avocado, lime juice and coriander in a food processor and blend until smooth. Season with freshly ground black pepper and serve with the sweet potato crisps. Each 123g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

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659KJ Med Low Low Low 157KCAL 8.6g 1.8g 4.4g 0.09g 8% 12% 9% 5% 2% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 536kJ/128kcal


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Spooky spider-web doughnuts

Our recipe is for orange iced doughnuts, but reverse the colours and make black ones, too MAKES 15 READY IN 1 HR, PLUS PROVING AND COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 14p ● 200g Asda

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Wholemeal Bread Flour, plus extra for dusting 1tbsp caster sugar 25g unsalted butter 7g sachet Asda Easy Bake Yeast 1 egg, beaten 75ml skimmed milk 75g icing sugar Black food colouring Orange food colouring

1 Put the flour and sugar into a large mixing bowl. Use your fingertips to rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs, then stir in the yeast. Mix in the egg. 2 Heat the milk in a pan until it is warm, not hot. Add to the flour and mix with a wooden spoon until it comes together as a soft dough. Tip onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 mins until it is

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smooth and elastic. Return the dough to the bowl, cover with a clean tea towel and leave to rise in a warm place for 1 hr or until doubled in size. 3 Tip the dough out, knead for 1 min until smooth, then divide into 15 pieces. 4 Roll each piece into a 10cm-long sausage. Pinch either end together to create a ring. Line a baking tray with baking paper and arrange the doughnuts 5cm apart. Cover with a clean tea towel. Leave to rise for 30 mins. 5 Preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5. Bake the doughnuts for

10-12 mins until risen and golden. Cool fully. 6 Meanwhile, mix the icing sugar with a little water until you have a smooth, thick paste. Put a quarter of the icing in a separate bowl, colour with black food colouring and place in a piping bag. 7 Colour the remaining icing orange and spread onto the cooled doughnuts. Use the black icing to pipe a spider-web shape onto the doughnuts and leave to set before serving. Each 57g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

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713KJ Med Med Med Low 170KCAL 3.8g 1.9g 11.9g 0.05g 9% 5% 10% 13% 1% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,251kJ/299kcal

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Frankenstein eyeball punch

Give kids’ squash a spooky fruit spin – and double up to make bigger quantities SERVES 4 READY IN 10 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 26p ● 20ml Asda No Added

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Sugar Apple & Blackcurrant Squash 2 kiwi fruits, halved 8 green grapes 8 raisins 50g blueberries

1 Put the squash and 400ml water in a punch bowl. Add ice. 2 Scoop out a small circle from the centre of each kiwi half. 3 Using a cocktail stick, make a small hole in the end of each grape and push in a raisin. Place the grapes in the kiwi holes and float them in the punch along with the blueberries. 4 Divide between 4 glasses. Each 148ml serving contains: ENERGY

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SATURATES SUGARS

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118KJ Low Low Med Low 28KCAL 0.1g 0.0g 5.5g 0.00g 1% <1% 0% 6% 0% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100ml: 79kJ/19kcal

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Don’t be afraid of our creepy cake – it’s simpler to make than it looks and tastes more like heaven than hell!

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Freakily good haunted house cake

Follow our design for this creepy chocolate cake – or let your imagination run riot SERVES 30 READY IN 4 HRS PRICE PER SERVING 42p

FOR THE CAKE l 180g plain flour, sifted l 170g granulated sugar l 120g cocoa powder, sifted, plus extra to decorate l 1½tsp baking powder l 1½tsp bicarbonate of soda l 2 large eggs l 120ml rapeseed oil l 200ml apple juice FOR THE FROSTING l 180g butter, softened l 75g soft cheese l 150g icing sugar l 75g peanut butter or Nutella FOR THE GINGERBREAD l 125g butter l 100g muscovado sugar l 3½tbsp golden syrup l 300g plain flour l 1tsp bicarbonate of soda l 2tsp ground ginger l 6 Fox’s Glacier Mints, crushed l 75g Coco Pops l 100g dark chocolate l 250g ready to roll icing l Black and orange food colourings l Dr Oetker Gel Food Colour in Ultra Violet l 1tbsp golden syrup l 5 Matchmakers l 93g bag Maltesers l 75g dark brown sugar

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1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Grease and base-line 2 straight-sided 20cm sandwich tins. 2 For the cake, mix together all the dry ingredients. In a jug, beat the wet ingredients with a fork, then stir into the dry mixture and mix well. Pour into the tins. Bake for 25 mins until well-risen and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool in the tins on a wire rack. Turn up the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. 3 For the frosting, beat the butter, soft cheese, icing sugar and peanut butter or Nutella until light and fluffy. Cover and chill until needed. 4 To make the gingerbread, melt the butter, sugar and syrup in a pan. Mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda and ginger in a large bowl and stir in the butter mixture to make a stiff dough. If it won’t quite come together, add a tiny splash of water. 5 Cut out the templates (you’ll find these online, see above). Roll out the dough between 2 sheets of baking paper until 5mm thick. Cut out 1 house front, 2 house supports, 1 door, 4 shutters and 7 gravestones, re-rolling as needed. Arrange wellspaced on lined baking trays and put in the oven. After 8-10 mins, remove the smaller pieces. Sprinkle the crushed sweets into the windows and bake the house front for a further 8-10 mins until golden. Leave to cool. 6 Sandwich the sponges together

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with a third of the frosting and stand on a large cake board or tray. Spread the remaining frosting over the top and sides, and cover all over with Coco Pops. 7 Line a baking sheet with baking paper. Melt the chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of boiling water. Spoon into a piping bag fitted with a small plain nozzle and pipe 2 scary tree shapes onto the paper using half the chocolate. Freeze until set, then ‘over-pipe’ with a second chocolate layer. Freeze for 5-10 mins until set. 8 Decorate the gingerbread pieces with the icing, mixed with colourings as you like; fix the icing in place with a little syrup. ‘Dirty up’ the house by brushing it with a little dry cocoa powder. Fix the shutters in place with a little melted chocolate. 9 Stand the house on the top of the cake, pushing it into the icing and supporting it with the 2 triangular gingerbread supports. Stand the trees in place, fix on the door at an angle and add a broken fence made from Matchmakers. Fix gravestones in place with melted chocolate and add Malteser rocks. Use remaining icing and colourings to make a cat, eye balls and pumpkins. Scatter the sugar ‘dirt’ on the board to finish.

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1594KJ High High High Med 381KCAL 16.6g 8.0g 37.1g 0.61g 19% 24% 40% 41% 10%

of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1732kJ/414kcal

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TRICK OR TREAT? Add some yikes factor to your Halloween party with our ghoulishly good treats

Fiendishly fluffy, these marshmallows make cute table decorations Asda Monstrous Mallows, £2 (150g; £1.33/100g)

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Break this eerie pumpkin shell to reveal a secret chocolate bean centre. Asda Pumpkin Smash Cake, £10

Perfect for dipping and decorating, this looks super-gruesome! Asda Slime Green Squirty Cream, £1 (250g; 40p/100g)

Spooky sweets

Take your pick from this selection of gory goodies – they’re wickedly delish! Asda 18 Spook-ilicious Cupcakes, £5 (28p each)

Asda 12 Creepy Cupcakes, £1.50 (13p each)

Will it be a sweet mouthful or a sour surprise? Take a bite and see! Asda Trick or Treat Mini Muffins, £2 (12-pack; 17p each) Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend will apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online. Photograph shows serving suggestion

Asda Chilling Chocolate Balls, 80p (88g; 91p/100g)

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Monster value

Planning a Halloween party or looking for trick-or-treat goodies? Check out our spook-tacular selection of great-value snacks and treats

swizzels Scary Mix Bag

Chupa Chup Mini Skulls

£4 (10-pack; 150g; £2.66/100g)

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Asda Gruesome Gummies, £1.50 (300g; 50p/100g)

M&Ms Funsize Peanuts, £1.40 (220g; 64p/100g)

Tangy Cheese Doritos, £1 (180g; 56p/100g)


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Haribo Scaremix, £1.40 (190g; 74p/100g)

Fanta Orange, £2.50 (8 x 330ml; 9p/100ml)

Mars Frightful Fun Size Favourites bucket, £3 (408g; 74p/100g)

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Nestlé Treat Size variety pack, £2.50 (545g; 46p/100g)

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Haribo Scaremix


SCARY PIES

Whether you buy in, use a time-saving ingredient or make a real effort, there will definitely be all eyes on the pies!

SKILL Scare them silly with our ‘Jack-o’-lantern’ pie – use a sharp knife to cut eye, nose and mouth holes in the top of a ready-made pie, heat according to the pack instructions, then dust with icing sugar to serve (optional). Baker’s Selection Cherry Pie, £2.50 each

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MIX THINGS UP Put budding culinary skills to the test…

KITCHEN BOSS Ideal for more experienced cooks

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My-oh-my mummy pumpkin pie

3 Mix the pumpkin with the

You’ll see how using ready-rolled pastry saves time! cinnamon, sugar and egg. SERVES 10 READY IN 1 HR 40 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 34p ● 1tsp rapeseed oil ● 700g pumpkin, cut

into large chunks

● 1tsp ground ● ● ●

cinnamon 2tbsp soft brown sugar 2 large eggs, beaten 375g pack Asda Ready Rolled Shortcrust Pastry 100g Asda Ready

To Roll White Icing

● Black food colouring

1 Preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5. 2 Brush the pumpkin with oil and put cut-side down on a lined baking tray. Bake for 1 hr until soft. Cool slightly, then weigh out 300-400g of the flesh and blend it until smooth.

4 Line a 17cm square, loose-bottomed tin with half the pastry, line with baking paper and fill with dry rice or baking beans. Bake for 15 mins, remove beans and paper then bake for 5-8 mins until golden. 5 Cut the remaining pastry into 5mm-wide strips to fit the width of the tart tin. 6 Reduce the oven to 150C/130C Fan/Gas 2. Pour the filling into the cooked tart case and top

with the strips, overlapping slightly in a zig-zag pattern. 7 Bake for 30-40 mins until the pastry is golden and the filling has only a gentle wobble. Cool slightly. 8 Mix a quarter of the icing with black colouring; roll into tiny balls. Roll the remaining white icing into 5mm-sized ‘eyes’ and top each with a black icing ball. Dot pairs across the tart. Each 96g serving contains: ENERGY

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SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

952KJ Med Med Med Low 228KCAL 8.4g 3.6g 12.4g 0.27g 11% 12% 18% 14% 5% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 992kJ/237kcal

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Beef & mushroom spider pie

Time to get creepily creative with the pastry… SERVES 8 READY IN 4 HRS PRICE PER SERVING 90p ● 475g pack Butcher’s

● 2 cloves garlic,

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● 1 reduced-salt beef

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Selection Diced Beef 2tbsp plain flour 1tbsp Extra Special Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil 200g Grower’s Selection Baby Chestnut Mushrooms 2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped 2 sticks celery, finely chopped 2 shallots, peeled and finely chopped

crushed

stock cube

● 375g Asda Ready

Rolled Shortcrust Pastry ● 1 egg, beaten ● 2tsp poppy seeds 1 Preheat the oven to 150C/ 130C Fan/Gas 2. Toss the beef in the flour to coat evenly. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a high

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heat and fry the beef until evenly browned. Set aside. 2 Add the mushrooms, carrots, celery and shallots, and brown all over (work in batches if you need to). Add the beef and the garlic, and fry for 2 mins. 3 Dissolve the stock cube in 500ml boiling water and gradually stir into the pan. Transfer to a casserole dish and bake, covered, for 3 hrs until the meat is tender. Allow to cool completely. 4 Meanwhile, cut 2 circles of pastry, 20cm and 15cm. Cut 2 eyes, the size of a 2p coin, from the 15cm circle, roll into 2 thin pieces and

use the egg to stick them to the head. Cut the rest of pastry into 8 strips and crimp with a fork. 5 Increase the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5. Put the filling in a round pie dish, with a mound in the middle. Arrange 4 pastry strips on top, for spider legs, lay the larger circle on top and add the head. Brush with the egg and sprinkle over the poppy seeds. Bake for 30 mins until golden and bubbling. Each 170g serving contains: ENERGY

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676KJ Med Med Low Low 162KCAL 7.8g 2.9g 3.4g 0.39g 8% 11% 15% 4% 7% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 397kJ/95kcal

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Sometimes you just need chocolate. Asda Chocolate Dreams*, £2 (2 x 120g; 83p/100g)

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Add more fun and flavour to your week with our brand-new selection of yummy yogurts and desserts

ur new range of yogurts and desserts is bursting with exciting flavours, from exotic mango and passion fruit to luxurious chocolate. Whether you fancy a light breakfast, a fruity snack or something sweet to round off your dinner, there are plenty of options for you and your family to choose from…

Here are two more Delicious desserts to try:

Sweet tooth? Asda Toffee Hoops Split Pot Yogurt*, 40p (135g; 30p/100g)

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Take a tropical trip! Asda Mango & Passionfruit Bounties*, £2 (2 x 105g; 95p/100g)

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INDULGE YOUR DARK SIDEâ&#x20AC;Ś When the kids go to bed, bring your Halloween party to life with these goth-inspired treats

TREND ALERT!

With everything from black ice cream to macarons in midnight shades, the dark food trend is sophisticated and a great antidote to rainbows and sparkles. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s simple, elegant and makes party bites look effortlessly cool. Just add a few drops of dark food colouring to your cupcake mix or a splash to your cocktails. Here, we show you how to nail this gorgeously gothic trend...

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Midnight mirror toffee apples When good apples go bad…

MAKES 10 READY IN 30 MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 58p

10 Granny Smith apples 850g caster sugar 140g liquid glucose 2 tubes Dr. Oetker Food Colour Gel in Black ● You will also need 10 lolly sticks and a sugar thermometer ● ● ● ●

1 Spear each apple with a lolly stick and set aside on a lined baking sheet. 2 Put the sugar, liquid glucose and 350ml water into a deep-sided pan

and heat gently, stirring, until the sugar has dissolved. Put a sugar thermometer in the pan, then turn up the heat to maximum. Without stirring, leave the sugar syrup to bubble until it reaches 137C – this will take up to 10 mins. 3 Once the caramel is at 137C, add the black food colour and gently swirl the pan to mix. If it looks like it’s crystallising, add a dash of boiling water, then stir briefly. Keep heating until the caramel reaches

150C, then turn off the heat. 4 Working very carefully, tip the pan so you can swirl each apple in the caramel by holding onto the stick. Carefully twirl the apple over the pan to remove the excess, then put on the lined baking sheet. Continue until you have dipped all the apples – repeat to give each apple a second coat. 5 Leave to cool, and serve that day. NOTE The caramel gets extremely hot. Keep children out of the way and place the pan at the back of the hob. Each 147g serving contains: ENERGY

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SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

787KJ Low Low High Low 188KCAL 0.4g 0.1g 42.6g 0.03g 1% 1% 47% 1% 9% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 536kJ/128kcal

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Terrifying treacle toffee Wickedly sticky!

SERVES 15 READY IN 40 MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 7p ● ● ● ● ● ●

1tsp oil, for greasing 450g dark brown sugar ¼tsp cream of tartar 150g black treacle 65g golden syrup 1 tube Dr. Oetker Food Colour Gel in Black

1 Grease a baking tray and line with baking paper. 2 Put the sugar and 125ml boiling water in a pan. Simmer over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved, gently swirling the pan. 3 Add the cream of tartar, treacle and syrup, and swirl the pan to mix. Bring to the boil and simmer for 25-30 mins until the bubbles are small and the mixture is thick. Mix in the black colouring, then pour onto the tray and leave to cool. 4 Smash the toffee into bite-sized pieces and enjoy! Each 15g serving contains: ENERGY

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SALT

220KJ Low Low High Low 53KCAL 0.0g 0.0g 13.0g 0.03g 3% 0% 0% 14% 1% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,469kJ/351kcal

Chilling banana iced dessert

Our super-creepy cones will send a shiver down your spine… SERVES 20 READY IN 15 MINS, PLUS FREEZING PRICE PER SERVING 60p ● 6 very ripe, medium-sized ● ● ● ● ●

bananas 405g can condensed milk 400g Asda Fat Free Greek Style Yogurt 5 tubes Dr. Oetker Food Colour Gel in Black 40g desiccated coconut 20 Asda Waffle Cones

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lidded box and freeze for at least 4 hrs. 2 Meanwhile, put the desiccated coconut in a bowl with the final tube of black colouring. Mix until evenly coloured. Set aside. 3 Put the frozen yogurt mixture in a piping bag fitted with a large star nozzle and pipe into the cones (or simply scoop). Sprinkle the coconut on top and serve immediately. Each 101g serving contains: ENERGY

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714KJ Low Med High Low 171KCAL 2.9g 2.5g 23.5g 0.10g 9% 4% 13% 26% 2% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 707kJ/169kcal

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Gothic grey & black macarons

Find the recipe for these fiendish bites, at ASDA.GL/ macarons

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Black cupcakes with gruesome glass shards Dark-trend cakes with a decoration to die for! ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

½tsp rapeseed oil 120g self-raising flour 170g caster sugar 60g unsalted butter, at room temperature 120ml skimmed milk 1 large egg, beaten 1tsp vanilla extract 1tbsp Dr. Oetker Food Colour Gel in Black 115g icing sugar 50g full-fat soft cheese 1tbsp smooth raspberry jam

1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/ Gas 4 and fill a muffin tin with 12 cupcake cases. Lightly grease a small baking tray with the oil. 2 Mix together the flour and 120g caster sugar, then, using an electric whisk, beat in 40g butter until the mixture has a sandy consistency. Pour in the milk, egg, vanilla and food colouring and whisk until smooth. 3 Spoon into the cake cases and bake for 15-20 mins until a skewer inserted

into the middle comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 mins, then cool fully on a wire rack. 4 For the sugar glass, put the rest of the caster sugar in a pan and dissolve over a low heat, swirling occasionally – do not stir. It will turn gold. Pour onto the tray and leave in a cool, dry place to set. 5 Meanwhile, mix the icing sugar and remaining butter with a large spoon until evenly mixed. Add the soft cheese and beat for 2-3 mins until fluffy. Spread this icing over the 12 cupcakes. 6 Snap the sugar glass into shards and carefully push one into the top of each cupcake. Use the back of a spoon to smooth out the raspberry jam and spoon into a piping bag. Pipe drips of ‘blood’ around the sugar-glass shards. Each 61g serving contains: ENERGY

FAT

SATURATES SUGARS

SALT

804KJ Med High High Low 192KCAL 5.8g 3.4g 25.0g 0.15g 10% 8% 17% 28% 3% of your reference intake. Typical energy values per 100g: 1,318kJ/315kcal

Boo!-tiful Black Velvet*

A classic cocktail that’s shockingly good SERVES 4 READY IN 5 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £2.75

3tbsp granulated sugar Drop of red food colouring 1 egg white, lightly beaten 500ml Guinness 500ml Champagne or prosecco, chilled ● 8 blackberries ● ● ● ● ●

1 Mix the sugar and the food colouring together until the sugar is dyed red, then spread out on a plate. 2 Dip the rim of each glass in the egg white and then in the sugar. 3 Half-fill each glass with Guinness, then top up with bubbly. Serve each glass with 2 blackberries on a cocktail stick.

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If you look under 25 and want to buy age-restricted products, you will need to prove your age. Challenge 25. No I.D. no sale. *This recipe contains raw egg and is not suitable for people who are unwell or the elderly

Photographs: Terry Benson. Prop styling: Davina Perkins. Food styling: Lauren Floodgate. Hair and make-up: Debbie Storey. Face painter: Raphaelle Fieldhouse. Stylist: Lisa Nicolaou. Stylist assistant: J’Nae Phillips. Child stylist: Sammy Jackson

MAKES 12 READY IN 30 MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 35p


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Pick your potion Halloween is for grown-ups too – so shiver and shake up our creepy cocktail recipes for your party

Photograph: Jonathan Kennedy. Styling: Luis Peral. Food styling: Rukmini Iyer

WITCH’S BREW l Add ice to a glass. l Pour in 50ml Malibu Coconut White Rum, 25ml lime juice and 25ml ginger beer. l Top up with soda water and finish with slices of lime. Malibu Caribbean White Rum with Coconut, was £19.50, now £14 (1L)

TARANTULA’S TIPPLE l Decorate a glass with a ‘web’ of melted white chocolate. l Add 50ml Bacardi Carta Blanca, 15ml St Germain Elderflower Liqueur, 20ml lime juice and some blackberries. l Gently muddle the berries and top up with 100ml ginger beer. l Decorate with white chocolate shavings and another blackberry. Bacardi Carta Blanca White Rum, was £19.50, now £16 (1L) BLOOD ORANGE SPRITZ l Mix 50ml Absolut Raspberri Vodka with 250ml Schweppes Grapefruit & Blood Orange Sparkling Juice Drink. l Pour into glasses and top with ice, grapefruit slices and raspberries. Absolut Raspberri Vodka, £16* (70cl; £22.86/L) Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend will apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply. If you look under 25 and want to buy age-restricted products, you will need to prove your age. Challenge 25. No I.D. no sale. *Price valid from 26 October 2017

HOBGOBLIN VERMOUTH l Add ice to a glass. l Pour in 50ml Hobgoblin Gold Beer and 50ml vermouth. l Stir in 25ml lemon juice and sugar syrup, to taste. l Top up with soda water. Wychwood Brewery Hobgoblin Gold, £1.25 (500ml; £2.50/L)

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PIMP YOUR PUMPKIN Turn heads come witching hour with our step-by-step guide to carving three amazing jack-o’-lanterns

galaxy glow (BEGINNER)

Essential kit

● A pumpkin – medium*, 50p; large*, £1; extra large*, £1.50 ● Pumpkin Carving Kit, £1 – includes plastic scoop, carving saw and drill tool

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● First, prepare your pumpkin (see steps, above right). To make shapes in the pumpkin, push a cookie cutter – we used star and moon shapes – through the pumpkin, push out the cut-out flesh then carefully remove the cutter. To protect from sharp edges, cover your hand with a tea towel when pushing out the cutter from the inside.

● If you want, make small circular holes using the drill tool from the kit, or an electric drill. Take care as bits of pumpkin will fly everywhere! ● Scoop out any remaining flesh and pop the lid on.

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PREPARING YOUR PUMPKIN

1 Wash your pumpkin and select the best side to carve. Place a large mug on top and draw around it with a marker pen.

2 Using the carving saw tool from the Pumpkin Carving Kit, cut around the circle and remove the lid.

3 Use the scoop to remove the pips, then scrape out as much flesh as possible until the pumpkin wall is an even thickness.

Pumpkins in store from just

50p*

Ghoulish grin (iNTERMEDIATE) ● Prepare your pumpkin (see steps, above) and put on a chopping board. Draw the design for the face on paper or use our templates (you’ll find them online at the address overleaf) and cut out. Pin the shapes in

place on the pumpkin and draw around them. ● Using the carving saw from your Pumpkin Carving Kit, carve around the outline of one eye. Cut around it a second time, cutting through the flesh, and then remove

the eye piece – this may be easier to do in smaller sections. Repeat for the other eye, the nose and mouth. ● Neaten the inside of the pumpkin by scooping a bit more flesh out. Add the lid to finish.

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You’ll need… ● The essential kit (left)

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beastly bite (ADVANCED) depth of about 5mm. ● Do the same for the mouth, carefully cutting around each individual tooth. Remove the skin and flesh between the teeth so you can see into the mouth. Now shape each tooth. If a tooth falls out, pin it back in place with a cocktail stick. ● Using the drill tool from the kit, make the holes for the eyebrows and pupils. If you prefer, you can use

an electric drill and a small wood drill bit or even a hammer and a large nail – just take not to hit too hard. ● Carve a hole to one side of the mouth to fit the gourd or vegetable you’re using for the little animal. Carve a mouth in the gourd and add stick-on eyes. Insert the animal inside the mouth. ● Tidy up the inside of the pumpkin and any tatty edges, then add the lid.

You’ll need… ● The essential kit (see p82) ● Cocktail sticks ● A gourd, sweet potato, courgette or similar for the little animal ● An electric drill and small wood drill bit, or a hammer and large nail (optional)

Tip

Use LED lights in your pumpkins – they give the same glowing effect as candles and are much safer!

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● Prepare your pumpkin (steps on p83) and put on a chopping board. Draw the design for the face on paper or use our templates and cut out (as for the previous pumpkin). Pin the shapes in place and draw around them. ● Starting with the eyes, use the carving saw from your Pumpkin Carving Kit to cut around the outline. Remove the skin but not the flesh. Carve to a


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Wow your little monsters on the 31st by filling the house with ghastly ghosts and cheeky pumpkins. These bright characters are frighteningly fun – hang them up around your home and you’ll have youngsters screaming with delight.

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1 Pumpkin light chain, £3. 2 Hanging pumpkin decoration and hanging skull decoration, £1 each. 3 Tinsel treat buckets, £3 each. 4 Halloween hanging decor, £1. 5 Felt pumpkin bucket, £2

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Find matching Gothic party food recipes on p76

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Throw a sophisticated Halloween bash that would make Count Dracula feel at home with these gloriously Gothic decorations. Create your own morbid mansion with black roses, gold skulls and LED candles, then serve up deathly black cocktails.

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1 Glitter skeleton, £3. 2 Lace tablecloth (hanging on mirror), £3. 3 Light-up lamp, £6. 4 Pumpkin decor set, £2.50 (3-pack). 5 Metallic skull, £4. 6 Gold glittering pumpkin, £4. 7 Black rose chain garland, £5

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Planning on having a few extra bodies around the dinner table tonight? Set the mood with creepy candlelight and ghoulish goblets, plus a heady mix of sweets, squawks and skeletons…

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1 Animated talking zombie crow in cage, £10. 2 Paper pumpkins (2-pack), £1. 3 Skull candy bowl, £5. 4 Small skeleton (from a selection), £3. 5 Plastic skull goblets, £1 each

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BEETLEMANIA

Recreate the capers of 1980s cult film Beetlejuice with these comedy costumes. Once you’ve donned your wig, it’s face-paint time (see overleaf).

Turn over for more costume and face-paint ideas!

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NIGH T Ghoulish fun for everyone at George’s House of Horrors

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Beetlejuice man*†, S-XXL, £25; Beetlejuice woman*†, 8-24, £22

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BEETLEJUICE 1 CRAZY EYES

Apply a white base all over the face with a dry sponge, leaving two bare circles around the eyes. Fill in your natural eyebrows with black face paint. Then, draw an arched brow slightly above your natural browline to give a surprised look. Use the same black paint to draw deep smile

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lines, starting from the side of the nose to the chin on both sides of the face. Outline the lashline of your eyes in black.

2 PURPLE reignS Take purple face paint and fill in the bare circles around the eyes, from the eyelids to blacked-out brows and underneath the lower lids.

Use your brush to smudge and blend the colour to give a smoky finish around the eyes.

3 BEETLE BEARD Brush green face paint over any upper lip or chin hair and into any forehead lines. Then, using a sponge, add splodges of green around the face and neck for an eerie neon finish.

Green and purple are the perfect colours for our Beetlejuice look. Evil Witch Kit, ÂŁ3.50

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Googly eye bat*, 1-4yrs, from £9

BAT OUT OF HELL

Give your kids wings with this furry all-in-one suit. The googly eyes on the chest and 3D ears on the hood make this a super-fun choice to swoop about in this Halloween.

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GHOUL & THE GANG

Choose a theme for your family this Halloween, then really commit to your creepy costumes with our step-by-step guide on how to recreate these amazing Day of the Dead faces (p97).

Turn over for our Mexican sugar skull tutorial!

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Day of the Dead woman*, 8-24, £18; Day of the Dead boy*, 3-12yrs, from £12; Day of the Dead girl*, 5-6yrs to 11-12yrs, from £12; Day of the Dead man*, S-XXL, £18

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DAY OF THE DEAD 1 SUGAR SKULL

Paint the entire face in white face paint, leaving the hollows around the eyes bare. Once dry, dampen a sponge and sweep a sheer layer of blue from the temples all the way down to the hollows of the cheekbones.

2 death stare

Using a paintbrush, draw black circles around the eyes covering the eyebrow and fill in with a thick, opaque colour. Outline the black circles with red ‘frills’ and fill them in.

3 DEvilish details For the nose, trace an upside-down black heart on the nose tip and fill in. Then, using the natural lip curves, draw vertical lines over the mouth, starting slightly above the bow and ending on the lower lip to create scary teeth. Add swirls as you please, from the outer corners of the mouth following the natural curves of the face. 4 blooms of doom

Using blue and pink or red face paints, draw flowers on the forehead and chin, using the designs on the dress as a guide. Do a small dot for the centre point of the flower, then use a brush or sponge to add petals. For an extra touch, stick jewels** to your flowers and between your eyes, if you like. Create our Day of the Dead face with this kit. Monstrous Make-up Box Set, £5

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White spooky costume*, 5-6yrs to 11-12yrs, from £12

Light-Up Frankie Skull Top, 4-5yrs to 10-11yrs, from £5

Slogan T-shirt, 4-5yrs to 13-14yrs, from £3

CRAZY KIDS

Little vampires will love this distressed prom dress, which comes with a spine-chilling silver and red wig… But if your kids aren’t that into dressing up, they’ll find a great range of fun and freaky T-shirts in store so they don’t miss out – face paint optional!

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Glow-in-the-dark skeleton*, 5-6yrs to 11-12yrs, from £8; Vampire*, 3-12yrs, from £12; Spider witch*, 1yr to 11-12yrs, from £7; Dark mermaid*, 5-6yrs to 11-12yrs, from £13

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CREEPY CONCERT

Turn over for a bewitching face-paint tutorial Selected stores only, subject to availability. Online delivery charges may apply. *Available until 31 October 2017. Face paint is not included with costumes

Meet your new fave band, the Mini Monsters! On keyboards, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to miss our day-glo skeleton. Our vampire vocalist is rocking a four-piece costume which includes a mask and cape. On guitar, our spider witch is creepy but colourful in her sparkly outfit and pointy hat. And, last but not least, our little drumming mermaid will send shivers down your spine with her shimmery dress and blue wig!

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WICKED WITCH 1 BEWITCHING BASE

Apply white base all over the face with a sponge and leave to dry. Using a pink paint, gently press your sponge across the forehead, cheekbones and along the jaw.

2 BLACK MAGIC

Using black face paint, draw thick eyebrows over your own, adding a sharp point to the start of the brow and the arch to give an angry appearance. Line the eyes along lower and upper lash lines, adding a sharp wing to the outer corners to elongate the eye. Blend a dark eyeshadow colour into the inner corners of the eyes and down the sides of the nose. Finally, colour lips entirely in black, using a lipstick or face paint.

3 a tangled web Draw a spiderweb at the corners of the eyes and along the cheekbones. Using the black face paint and a small brush, begin with five horizontal lines following the natural curve of the face, and then add the vertical lines. If you’re feeling really brave, paint a freehand scary spider to the middle of the forehead, too.

Find step-by-step guides to three more great looks, plus handy face-painting tips, at ASDA.GL/facepaint

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Crayons to craft your witch face. Morbid Make-Up Sticks, £1

Ideal for on-the-go ghoulishness. Monstrous Make-Up Foldaway Kit, £3

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Strongman costume*, S-XXL, £18; Strongman boy costume*, 5-6yrs to 11-12yrs, from £12

SCARILY STRONG Matching tattooed sleeves, inflatable dumbbells and built-in muscly arms and torsos… Stick on your moustaches and pair up as a strongman duo in this circus of horrors.

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WHO YOU GONNA CALL?

Ghostbusters! The whole family can kit themselves out in fun slime-splattered boiler suits and grab ghost-trapping inflatable proton packs. Time to patrol your neighbourhood for something strange…

Ghostbusters man*†, S-XXL, £22; Ghostbusters woman*, 8-22, £22; Ghostbusters child*, 5-6 yrs to 11-12yrs, from £15

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For a twist on the traditional witch costume, go magnificently Maleficent. Dress up with the winged sequined gothic gown and don the horned headpiece to transform yourself into this glamorously evil fairy.

Maleficent girl*, 5-6yrs to 11-12yrs, from £15; Maleficent woman*, 8-24, £22

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If you’ve started planning for Christmas, the latest games and movies will make great presents for friends and family

Don’t just build it! Let little ones become their favourite ninjas in this action-packed adventure. The LEGO® NINJAGO™ Movie Video Game (PS4, XBox One), £40

Powered by Frostbite™*, FIFA 18 will bring to life the players, team and atmospheres of The World’s Game – perfect for Christmas! FIFA 18 (PS4, Xbox One), £49.99

Optimus Prime is back and the key to saving the future lies in the past, as robots and humans fight for earth’s survival. Transformers: The Last Knight DVD, £10

For those who like a bit of fright with their Christmas candlelight, Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe star in this reboot of The Mummy franchise. The Mummy DVD, £10

There’s fun for all the family as those mischievous Minions return. Watch Gru being uneasily reunited with his attractive twin brother, Dru. Despicable Me 3 DVD, £10

A huge hit at the box office, this star-studded film follows a young getaway driver trying to escape a life of crime. The soundtrack is killer, too! Baby Driver DVD, £10

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Your beauty nightmares blasted Bloodshot eyes? Ghostly complexion? Witchy locks? Here’s how to fix your beauty frights

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ever mind Halloween, the cold weather and lack of sleep in the hectic run-up to Christmas can be the stuff of nightmares – even with the best-laid beauty plans. Red eyes, smudged make-up and a pallid complexion are obviously great if you’re out Trick or Treating, but not so good if you’re on a night out and want to look your best. Thankfully, these beautymares don’t have to last, because we’ve come to the rescue with some easy ‘tricks’ to make you look a ‘treat’! Turn the page to find out how to fix your frights…

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BLOODSHOT eYES Red eyes are often caused by tiredness, which can easily happen when you’ve been burning the midnight oil...

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Get relief with Asda Dry Eyes Intensive Eye Drops, £2.90 (10ml) – they moisturise and lubricate your peepers, which helps soothe them. Then, tone down the redness with a hat-trick of products. First, swipe George Illuminate Under Eye Concealer in Light, £4.50, underneath the eye and across the lid. Then, apply Rimmel London Scandaleyes Waterproof Khol Kajal Eyeliner in Nude, £3.98, directly to the waterline. Finally, layering on George Matte Lipstick in Vibe, £4, will redirect attention away from your eyes and onto your lips.

Keep smudging your nails? Give your base layer 10 minutes to dry after applying, then go for a second coat

WITCHY HAIR Undone, textured hair can look super-sultry. However, full-on frizz whipped up by gale-force winds is a definite no-no. Luckily, there are easy ways to tame those troublesome tresses, whatever the problem.

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To keep this horrifying look at bay, go for a non-budge liner like George Precision Eyeliner in Black, £2.80. Then, use an angled make-up brush to press George Eyeshadow Palette in Smokey, £5, carefully over the top. Add lashings of George Pool Party Mascara, £3, before closing your eyes and double-setting everything with Rimmel Insta Fix & Go 2 in 1 Primer & Setting Spray, £7 (100ml). 110 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES

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Love using heated tools? Work VO5 Frizz Free Cream, £4, through your hair, avoiding the roots, then blow-dry. For unruly curls that are prone to frizz, apply John Frieda Frizz-Ease Miraculous Recovery Intensive Masque, £6, once a week. Or, if you’re a big fan of blow-dries, get volume and bounce with the Andrew Barton Miracle Frizz Tamer Brush, £6.50.

Sun-kissed skin may be a distant memory, but you can still brighten up your face and get a warm glow in the winter months with these oh-so-simple steps.

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First, double-cleanse your skin. Start with L’Oréal Paris Skin Expert Pure Clay Detox Wash, £5.99* (150ml), to help draw out dulling impurities, then use Garnier Micellar Cleansing Gel Wash, £2.50* (200ml), to lift away grime. Before applying any moisturiser, treat your skin to just a pea-sized amount of nspa Radiant Flash Serum, £4** (50ml) – it’ll give you a gorgeous glow. Finally, sweep a fine layer of George Illuminating Primer, £5.50, underneath your base. Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend will apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online. *Price until 1 November 2017, then £4. **Price until 1 November 2017, then £5

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super clean ‘There’s no doubt that great hair styling starts with fabulously clean locks. My Full-On Volume Shampoo not only cleanses the scalp but also encourages body and volume, thanks to its Pro-Vitamin B5 blend.’

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‘If you’re creating curls, make them last longer by spraying each section of hair then tong it. Pin the still-warm hair close to your head while it cools.’

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Help! How can I make a last-minute scary costume for the kids? If you’ve been too busy to think about Halloween until now, there’s no need to panic. You don’t need to create elaborate costumes. We’ve got a frightfully good selection of masks and accessories that work really well with just a plain black outfit. So whether they want to be a witch’s cat, a wicked witch or Frankenstein’s monster this year, we’ve got it covered. If you end up finding the time for face-painting, turn to p91 for some fab ideas.

Any cool craft ideas to do at home with the family? If you’re throwing a Halloween party, why not get the children to help you create some of the decorations, like little spiders made with pipe cleaners, or ghosts made from folded napkins? Or if they’re going trick or treating, buy a few plain tote bags for them to customise with cool Halloween designs using fabric pens and the Asda Craft Pack, £2.25. Ideal for collecting and carrying all their Halloween goodies. Selected stores only, subject to availability. Minimum spend may apply online. 40p bag charge and delivery charge may apply online

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FIREWORKS QUESTION

What do I need to know before holding a fireworks display in my garden?

We spoke to West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service and Asda colleague and trained volunteer firefighter Amanda Patience for tips on how to throw a safe Bonfire Night display… ★ Ensure you buy fireworks from a reputable retailer like Asda and that they have appropriate CE* markings. ★ Follow the instructions on your fireworks very carefully and cordon off the area where they will be lit. ★ Keep children under supervision at all times. If you and your little ones are planning on waving around some Giant Sparklers*, £1 (5-pack), wear gloves to add extra protection. Dispose of these sparklers in a bucket of water or sand. ★ If a firework doesn’t go off, leave it where it is and don’t return to it. ★ If an incident does occur, ask a first aider to examine any burns, or take the person straight to A&E.

How can I ensure my kids stay safe when we go trick or treating? Just a few extra precautions will help keep your little terrors safe on the 31st. As well as taking special care when crossing roads, get your kids to carry glow sticks and reflective materials to help keep them in both yours and drivers’ sight. Opt for fire-resistant costumes and ensure kids are not

wearing anything on their face which obstructs their vision. Always keep floaty details away from pumpkins, which may contain candles. Fill your own pumpkins with George Home LED Tealights in White, £2 (6-pack), so they won’t be a hazard if they get knocked over by overexcited ghosts!

I want to buy my children some alternative advent calendars. Any ideas?

Total Party*, all-in-one variety, £50 (47-pack); Monster Selection Box*, £15 (17 pieces in Tray); Celebration of Lights*, £20 (16 shots)

Count down to Christmas in style this year with some awesome toy advent calendars. If the kids are mad for Lego, they’ll love this cool Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar, £23, which comes with an epic selection of mini figures, starships and vehicles. Or they can recreate their favourite scenes from Frozen with Olaf’s Frozen Adventure Advent Calendar, £23. For something really special, why not make your own advent calendar and fill it with homemade biscuits or a new book for each day of December?

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How can I keep my pets calm on Bonfire Night?

‘Loud bangs and bright lights around 5 November can frighten your furry pals and make them feel distressed. Keep pets inside once it gets dark to ensure they don’t get too anxious and run off. Build a small den or create a safe, quiet dark area of the house so they have a hidey-hole to sleep and relax in. Turn the TV on or play some music to help drown out some of the noise from outside and distract them with a few games or toys like the Hartz Twizzle Stix, £2.50. Be aware they might not be in the mood for cuddles and may instead prefer to just roam around the house. Don’t overreact if they get skittish, and always reward good, calm behaviour. Dr Zara Boland, pet expert

Early use of anti-stress aids such as pheromone diffusers might also help your pets feel more relaxed

How can I jazz up my nails for Halloween?

Nail bloggers Jo and Emma gave us their step-by-step guide to terrifying talons... 1 Apply two coats of Collection Up to 7 Day Wear Nail Polish in White Out, £1.98 to two random nails on each hand and leave to dry thoroughly. Paint the others with George Long Lasting Nail

Polish in Black, £1.50. 2 For the witch’s hat… a Using the same black polish, paint a black line along the tip of your middle finger. b Then, paint two diagonal lines from the tip of your nail to the base. They should meet each other in the middle, by your cuticle. c Fill the space in the

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middle and your witch's hat is complete! 3 For the cat… a Using the same polish, paint a black semi-circle across the centre of your other nail, then add two little triangles for the ears. b Using a dotting tool (hair grip, toothpick) or small brush, paint on the bright yellow eyes, using George Long Lasting Nail Polish in Reign, £1.50. Then add a smaller black dot in the centre and, lastly, an optional tiny white reflection dot on top. c Add a small pink oval for the cat’s little nose. 4 Finally, top the whole lot with your favourite top coat – and voila! For more inspiration, follow @dahlianails on Instagram

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How can I make my guest room special for the festive season?

‘If you’ve got your nearest and dearest staying with you over December, why not brighten up your spare room with a few new touches? Start with a smart duvet cover like our Tartan Brushed Cotton Duvet Set, from £13 (hello, alpine ski lodge!) or a few bright cushions. Then make sure you’ve got plenty of clean towels and stock up on all the essential toiletries, along with some “is it too early?” mince pies!’ Sharon Parsons, George Home editor ASDA.COM | 119


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Who better to help mums and dads decide which toys to buy their kids than hundreds of other kids?

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hopping for childrens’ presents can be tricky at any time of year, not just Christmas. With such a huge variety of toys and gadgets on offer, the choice can be overwhelming – and standing in a shop trying to tell the difference between Season 4 or Season 5 Shopkins can be, well, draining. That’s why, back in July, we invited hundreds of very excited children, from three different age groups, to spend a day toy-testing in The Yorkshire Events Centre, Harrogate. Armed with scorecards, they tried out more than 100 of the coolest new toys and gadgets, from Hatchimals and Nerf Guns

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to Lego and My Little Pony. After picking the ones they thought were really awesome, the Toys team at Asda compiled all the scores to create our Chosen By Kids Top Toys for 2017. From 2 November, all of the most popular toys will be available in store or online, so you can wow your children with something they’ll absolutely love this year.

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ROSIE, HARRY, MUM NICKY AND POPPY HAVE HEAPS OF FUN AT THOMLEY

‘This amazing project has transformed my little boy’s life’ We’ve teamed up with BBC Children in Need this year to help thousands of disadvantaged kids access play opportunities across the UK

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iggling with delight, Harry, six, is clearly relishing the playground fun he is enjoying with his 10-year-old twin sisters Poppy and Rosie. But it’s not a scenario that his mum Nicky takes for granted – for Harry has cerebral palsy and his condition has meant he has limited opportunities to play outside his home. Thanks to the funding from BBC Children in Need, there are now play projects around the country for kids who would otherwise miss out on this vital part of their development. Play helps build confidence and improves physical and emotional wellbeing.

So, this year, we’ve joined forces with BBC Children in Need to help 30,000 disadvantaged youngsters develop vital life skills through play. Money raised by customer and colleague fundraisers, as well as certain products we’re selling in store, will go towards funding projects that celebrate the ‘Power of Play’. One project to benefit is Thomley in Buckinghamshire, which Harry and his family visit at least twice a month. Set in a picturesque nine-acre site, it offers a programme of activities for kids, young people and adults* of all abilities and disabilities, enabling ASDAGOODLIVING.CO.UK | 123


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GAME ON! HARRY AND HIS FAMILY CAN NOW ALL PLAY TOGETHER

‘Harry was able to play on a swing for the first time just last week’ them to socialise, learn new skills and become more independent. The facilities include a soft-play centre, art and music rooms and a sensory room. The centre has been a lifeline for 45-year-old Nicky and Harry, who has dyskinetic limbs, which means he has limited muscle tone and can’t even sit unaided. ‘We used to go to a children’s centre when Harry was little, but nothing was accessible to him,’ explains Nicky, who lives with her husband Noel, 48, in Oxfordshire. Harry was three when the family discovered Thomley. ‘I can go with the girls, knowing they’re safe playing outside while I’m with Harry. Plus, they can all play together, which hasn’t been possible anywhere else. ‘Only last week, he went on a swing for the first time. Harry is in a wheelchair, so he needs a hoist to take part in some activities and, at Thomley, they have all the right equipment on hand.’ Nicky believes Thomley has made a big difference to Harry’s life. ‘He absolutely loves it there,’ she says. ‘It means everything to us as a family and it’s important he gets the same opportunities to learn and play as his sisters. We’d be lost without it.’

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‘Mason was a happy, smiley baby and was progressing well. But at 15 months, he started to regress and was babbling less. I work in a school for children with ASD, autism spectrum disorder, so I knew he was autistic. Even so, his diagnosis came as a great shock. Mason is non-verbal, so he’s easily frustrated, which can make his behaviour very challenging. He also sees the world differently, so becomes nervous around people. Mason used to go to a mainstream nursery because I wanted him to socialise, but it

MUM EMMA SAYS MASON HAS MADE LOTS OF NEW PALS!

made him anxious and withdrawn. My GP told me about the Peter Pan Centre, which is tailored to kids with complex disabilities and provides support through play. Mason started going in September 2016 and the change has been incredible. He’s more independent

and can brush his teeth and wash his hands – huge milestones. Plus, he’s made friends. The staff have helped him transition to his special needs school. Without them, I don’t know where we’d be now. They’ve made the stepping stone to Mason’s future much brighter.’

How you can raise money for BBC Children In Need There are many ways to fundraise for the charity. Here are a few suggestions for fun things to do… ● Get your ears on! Pick up your furry light-up ears exclusively at Asda. Share your selfies tagging @ BBCCiN and #CiN. ● Discover the Power of Play in Asda stores. From onesies to our limited edition Playtime

Blush ears, £4

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with Pudsey book, all the BBC Children in Need goodies you buy will include a donation to the charity. Pick up free Play Cards with ideas to get you and your family playing. ● Donate online at bit.ly/2y8odKI

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Four-year-old Mason has profound autism and learning difficulties. Here, mum Emma, 28, a support assistant for children with disabilities, reveals how one of BBC Children in Need’s funding projects, the Peter Pan Centre in Staffordshire, is making his future brighter.


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Hedgehog haven With their numbers in serious decline, what can we do to help hedgehogs? Vet Dr Zara Boland has some simple ideas

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potting the spines of a little hedgehog as it snuffles through leaves in your garden is always exciting. But sadly, our prickly friends are in severe decline, with the UK population in urban areas down about a third in the UK since the millennium*. Experts are unsure of the exact cause – but the good news is that it’s easy to give them a helping hand. Sleep dreams Hedgehogs tend to hibernate from November to March, so in the autumn they feast on insects before the big sleep. Their excellent noses can detect food under a few centimetres of soil, but as the weather gets colder, this can be harder to find. Leaving them out some meaty pet food and a bowl of fresh water makes a great snack, but avoid bread, milk

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and salty foods like bacon as they are bad for their digestive systems. RIGHT MOVE Compost heaps and log piles are dream homes for hedgehogs, so always check under your bonfire before you light it up. You can provide great nesting materials by leaving a corner of your garden ‘wild’ with piles of leaves and logs. Or, get the kids involved building a hedgehog hut, using wood or sturdy cardboard. Cut two side air vents and an entrance, put torn-up newspaper and dry grass or hay inside and set it next to a shrub in your garden. Cover with plastic sheeting, put twigs, dry grass and leaves on top of that – and you’ve got a 5-star hedgehog hotel!

Get your hedgehogs hibernation-ready with some nourishing cat food. Tiger Poultry in Jelly and Gravy, £2 (12 x 100g) A couple of these for water and food will provide a welcome feast for your prickly friends. SOS Cat Bowl, £2 Make your hedgehog hotel super cosy with a soft bed of hay. Bob Martin Meadow Hay Bedding, £2 (1kg)

You may not have just one night-time visitor – 10 hedgehogs may be coming to visit your garden**

‘I turned my shed into a hedgehog hospital’ Ailie Hill, 43, from Shropshire, set up Pricklebums Hedgehog Rescue to house sick, injured and orphaned wild British hedgehogs. Ailie says: ‘Four years ago, I rehabilitated a poorly hedgehog with the guidance of a vet. I’ve since trained in hedgehog first aid, care and rehabilitation, and looking after them is

now my full-time job. On average, we treat 30-50 hedgehogs at a time, but last winter we had over 80. Hedgehogs can suffer a variety of illnesses or injuries caused by garden or road accidents, and it’s great to be supporting them for future generations. I’m definitely going to need a bigger shed soon!’

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’Til death us do part. The Wrintmore family from Wiltshire were named our Halloweeniest family last year with their zombie wedding outfits.

It was all smiles from this cheeky pumpkin Belle, aged four months, as she suited up for Halloween.

Denise Grubb from Redditch didn’t know where her daughter Kayla, aged five, had gone when she discovered this terrifying wolf in the garden.

Trick or treat? Annabella, four from London, created this cheerful pumpkin patch with our cupcake kit!

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I like to rustle up a sausage casserole

Ore Oduba on Marmite, dining with David Beckham and his wife’s pregnancy cravings The sports presenter and journalist, 31, is married to Portia, a TV researcher, who is pregnant with their first child

Your guilty pleasure? A freshly baked croissant! Do you diet? I had a reputation Is there a dinner that takes for eating a lot as you back to your childhood? a child. I’d literally BREKKIE EGG My parents are Nigerian so we hoover up seconds, ate a lot of jollof rice, which is thirds and fourths so a West African staple and basically was quite round, a bit like rice cooked in a tomato stew. My Humpty Dumpty. Five years ago, my mum had a special Friday night wife and I made a conscious decision dish – lasagne. Over the years, to eat more healthily. I’ve tried to recreate her secret What do you recipe but it’s never the same! cook at home? What’s on your daily menu? I like to rustle up a Breakfast is a single egg, boiled, sausage casserole, scrambled or as an omelette with but the fact that my a bit of ham and cheese. I’ll sink wife is pregnant has that with a cup of coffee. Lunch changed everything. is not a frequent meal in my day. Her tastes are Fajitas are always a favourite for unpredictable now, dinner and I love making a toad so if I’m lining up a in the hole or cooking a curry nice halloumi salad DUBAI every now and again. for dinner, she’ll 130 | ASDAGOODLIVING.CO.UK

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‘I was like Humpty Dumpty as a child!’

typically want something else! Have you supported Portia by stopping drinking alcohol? I recently bought a bottle of nonalcoholic Muscat and put it in a Champagne flute but, after two glasses, the illusion ORE AND WIFE PORTIA was shattered! Is there a food you can’t abide? Marmite. We used to have a nanny who forced us to eat it and I’ve hated it ever since. Portia loves it though. Are you inspired by any TV chefs? Everybody loves Queen Mary Berry, but all TV cooking shows are a go-to in our house! Portia and I used to create a dinner menu for the week, but when I started Strictly Come Dancing last year, that went right out the window. I was so busy I didn’t cook a single meal. When I came home, I stood in my kitchen with a knife and chopping board in front of me for 10 minutes, not knowing what to do! What’s your best food discovery? Miso marinated black cod from Nobu at Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai. It’s absolutely divine. Another gamechanger was discovering Parmesan and truffle fries at Albert Schloss, a German beer house in Manchester. Dream dinner party guests? My wife because she’s great company and David Beckham because he’s my favourite person in the world. He’s a very beautiful man, so he’d be there for eye candy!


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