Ginger is a spice that is perfect for Autumn. Not only is it golden in colour, like the leaves on the trees, but it has a number of health benefits. Colder weather brings colds and flu and ginger is a powerful antibacterial that helps boost your immunity. Ginger also acts as an anti-inflammatory which helps decrease joint pain. It is also one of the most effective herbs for treating digestive problems and can be used to treat motion sickness and morning sickness.
Treacle has long been associated with Halloween and bonfire night. Most of us are familiar with treacle toffee, a hard brittle toffee that needs to be smashed into pieces before it is eaten. In Scotland a Halloween game involves hanging treacle covered scones from trees. Participants have to take a bite out of the scone with their hands tied.
Ginger cupcakes are reminiscent of parkin, a gingerbread cake made with ginger and black treacle which originated in northern England. The treacle icing sets the cupcakes off perfectly making the perfect bite sized snack for Bonfire night.
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If you are looking for other ideas for Halloween food then I have some Halloween party food ideas that are simple to make.