- Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Butter a baking tray or line with baking parchment. Cut the frankfurters into two equal halves, then cut each piece in half again, lengthways.
- Roll the puff pastry out into rectangles on a lightly floured work surface. Cut each sheet into strips about 1cm longer than the length of 1/2 frankfurter, and wide enough to wrap around the frankfurter quarters.
- Roll each frankfurters piece in a puff pasty strip and seal tightly. Place on the baking tray seam-side-down, so that when baked, you will not see the seam.
- Cut out the shape of a fingernail from the puff pastry on the top side of each 'finger.'
- Trim the edges of the pastry a little to make the 'finger' more realistic.
- Make some shallow slices with a knife to mimic the folds of the knuckles. Using a pastry brush, brush the pastry with the beaten egg.
- Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 20 minutes. Serve hot or room temperature with ketchup or warm tomato pasta sauce.
If you would like to make these ahead of time, bake them only partway. You can reheat them in the oven the day you plan to serve them, and finish baking until golden.
Are you carving a pumpkin this year?
It's so easy you won't believe it. Look for how-to articles on this site for techniques, like this one with Jack-o-lantern templates you can download and print. You will be astonished at your results!