WIitche’s Ribs With Vampire Toast….

WIitche’s Ribs With Vampire Toast….

Enjoy a scary savoury treat at your Halloween party

Sticky, glossy and very tender, these witches’ ribs make a perfect Halloween treat to nibble on after trick or treating.

Serves: 4
Prep time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 1 hour

For the ribs

  • 55ml soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • ½ tbsp sesame oil
  • 50g (2oz) Lyle’s Trick Or Treacle
  • 1½ rounded tbsp Tate & Lyle’s golden caster sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled & crushed
  • 2 x 500g pork loin rack of ribs

You will also need a large deep roasting tin lined with foil and some Halloween cutters.

For the toasts:

  • 4 slices white sliced bread
  • Vegetable oil,for frying
  • Salt


  1. Combine the soy, hoisin and chilli sauces with the oil, treacle, sugar and garlic in a shallow non-metallic tray.
  2. Add the pork ribs and turn them in the marinade to coat.
  3. Set aside for at least 1 hour, or overnight, covered in the fridge.
  4. Turn occasionally.
  5. Preheat the oven to 170°C/150°C Fan, 300°F, Gas Mark 3.
  6. Half-fill the roasting tin with cold water and place it on the bottom of the oven.
  7. Arrange the ribs directly on the middle shelf of the oven, sitting above the pan of water.
  8. Transfer the remainder of the marinade into a small bowl.
  9. Roast the ribs for 1 hour, generously brushing the ribs every 15 minutes with the marinade.
  10. After 30 minutes turn the ribs over and continue basting as before.
  11. Watch carefully during the last 10 minutes to make sure they don’t caramelise too much.
  12. Whilst the ribs are cooking, stamp out shapes using the Halloween cutters.
  13. Heat a little oil in a frying pan over a moderate heat then add the bread and quickly fry for 3-4 minutes or until crisp and golden.
  14. Remove to a plate lined with kitchen paper to drain and sprinkle with salt.
  15. Remove the ribs from the oven to a chopping board, slice and serve with the toasts.

Recipe and photo credits by Lorna Wing for Lyles

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  1. Monica
    6th October 2012 / 11:19 am

    This looks amazing!

    • Clairejustine
      8th October 2012 / 7:38 pm

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  2. Betty Manousos
    6th October 2012 / 6:33 pm

    gosh, that looks amazingly amazing!what a great fun idea!thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.happy weekend!

    • Clairejustine
      8th October 2012 / 7:41 pm

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  3. Emma Tait
    6th October 2012 / 7:09 pm

    yummmmmmyy 🙂

    • Clairejustine
      8th October 2012 / 7:42 pm

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

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