The quantity of milk called for in Cupcakes with Frosting, printed in last week's Food Section, was incorrect. Here is the correct recipe. CUPCAKES (Makes 24) 1 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour (available in health food stores) 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup honey 1/2 cup oil 1 cup milk 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla Mix flour, baking powder, salt. Then add honey, oil, 1/3 cup milk and beat 1 to 2 minutes. Add rest of milk (1/3 cup), eggs, vanilla. Beat well and pour into individual cupcakes papers in muffin pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until done.
Little witches, ghosts and globins may delight in going door-to-door on Hallowe'en demanding "trick or treat" from neighbors, but many of their parents are less than ecstatic.
Aside from worries about decaying teeth, stomach aches and empty calories, an increasing number of parents are concerned about the immense variety of articial colors, flavors and preservatives found in the brightly colored, tempting treats their children bring home. This Hallowe'en a parent group known as the Feingold Association of the Washington Area has come up with an additive-free alternative to the traditional neighborhood trick or treating.
It is a gala Hallowe'en party with enough globins and goodies to rival any walk around the block with a brown paper bag but unlike the candy corn and lollipops children receive going door to door, all the treats at this party will be additive-free.
The Feingold Assn. is a national of parents of hyperactive children who feel they are controlling their children's learning disability by following the guidelines set forth by Dr. Ben F. Feingold in his book. "Why Your Child Is Hyperactive."
After lengthy trial and error, he noted a link between hyperactive behavior in youngsters and the artificial colors, flavors and preservatives they ingest from food. He has since observed remarkable results by treating hyperactive children with a diet that eliminates all these substances. Other authorities have challenged his findings but Feingold Assn. members following Dr. Feingold's elimination diet, feel their youngsters are calmer, happier and better able to learn when on this diet.
This means a year-round variety of whole-some meats, fish, vegetables, dairy products and baked goods for the hyperactive child. At Hallowe'en it also means no candy corn, which is artiticially colored and flavored, no chocolate bars, most of which contain an artificial vanilla substance known as vanillan and no bubble gum, which is artificially colored, flavored and has preservatives. In essence it means no trick or treating.
To ease the stress both children and parents might feel on Hallowe'en night the Washington-area chapter of the Feingold Assn. is having the special party. The event will take place on Hallowe'en night in the Fairlington Elementary School in Arlington. Here are some recipes for the party for parents who may wish to try them at home OATMEAL COOKIES
(Makes 2 1/2 dozen) 1/2 cup oil 1 egg 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup water 1 cup flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking soda 3 cups rolled oats
Prebeat oven to 350 degrees. Combine oil, egg, sugar and water. Beat 1 minute. Sift together flour, salt, cinnamon and baking soda. Add to batter. Stir in oats and drop from a spoon onto cookie sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes. PUMPKIN CAT CAKF 4 eggs 2 cups honey 1 cup oil 2 cups pumpkin puree 3 cups whole wheat flour 2 tablespoons cinnamon 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup chopped walnuts or pumpkin seeds 1 cup figs or dates
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl beat eggs slightly.Add honey, oil and pumpkin. Combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, soda, vanilla and salt and add to mixture. Sprinkle some flour over dates and chop. Add dates and nuts or pumpkin seeds. Pour batter into two well-buttered, 9-inch layer pans. Bake 50 minutes. TO MAKE CAT
When layers are cool remove from pan. Cut a large cesent from the edge of one layer for the cat's tail - what remains is the head. Make two ears by cutting off a small semicircle from the top of the second layer and cutting that piece in half. What remains is cat's bidy. Attach head and tail to body and ears to head. Frost with a combination of softened cream cheese and honey to taste. Make cat's face using inedibles such as buttons and colored yarn TOASTED PUMPKIN SEEDS
This snack is rich in protein, iron, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, Vitamin A, B vitamins, magnesium, zinc and vitamin E)
Remove seeds from a whole pumpkin, leaving bits in a single layer in a shallow baking pan. Salt. Bake at 275 degrees. Shake often. Salt after 30 minutes and again 30 minutes later. The pumpkin seeds are ready when they sound crunchy, slide easily in the pan and are slightly brown. PEANUT BUTTER BALLS 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk 1/4 cup honey 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 tablespoon nutritional yeast (optional) 1/2 cups shredded coconut or chopped walnuts
Mix all ingredients except coconut or nuts, together thoroughly. Shape into balls. Roll in coconut or nuts. Chill. CUPCAKES WITH FROSTING (makes 2 dozen) 1 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour )available in health food stores) 1 tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup honey 1/2 oil 2 1/2 cups milk 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla
Mix flour, baking powder, salt. Then add honey, oil, 1/2 cup milk and beat 1 to 2 minutes. Add rest of milk, eggs, vanilla. Beat. Pour into cupcake papers in muffin pans, making each two-thirds full. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. VANILLA FROSTING 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 tablespoon milk 1 cup confrectioners sugar
Beat ingrediants together 1 to 2 minutes.