Today I finished Brandon Sanderson’s Steelheart, I gather there will be sequels. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and can highly recommend it for a fast paced action series. The premise is that somehow certain people obtain super powers and super hatefulness as well. They (Epics as they are called) are all violent and appear to kill at the drop of a hat. Most humans have given up fighting them and just hope they will ignore them too. Life is hard everywhere. However, there is one rebel group and the book is about their fight together with one young man who’s father was killed by Steelheart 10 years ago.
Here’s some more Mummies for Hallowe’en. This was from BBC Good Food.
Sausage mummy dippersMakes 12
Cut croissant dough into strips and roll around chipolatas for these spooky bandaged mummies. Serve with your favourite dip.
- oil, for greasing
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp ketchup
- 2 tsp French's yellow mustard, plus a little extra to decorate
- 12 chipolatas
- tube of 6 ready-to-roll croissant (look in the chiller cabinets near the pastry in the supermarkets)
- Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and brush 2 baking trays with a little oil. Mix the honey, ketchup and mustard together in a bowl, then brush over the chipolata sausages.
- Unroll the croissant dough and divide into 3 rectangles. Pinch together the diagonal perforated seams, then cut into long thin strips – you should get about 16 per rectangle.
- Wind the little croissant strips around the chipolatas, leaving a little gap at one end to make a slit for the eyes. Place on baking trays and bake for 20 mins. Cool a little, then, using the mustard, dot a pair of little yellow eyes on to each mummy. Serve warm with your favourite dip.