Saturday, October 29, 2011

mummy pizza {tutorial}

If you've read my blog for a while you know our family loves Respite Night at our church.  For those of you that are new, our church provides free child care to any family with a special needs child on the 2nd Saturday of the month.  They always have a ton of fun activities for the kids to do.  It is so nice that this night focuses on the siblings and not just the child with disabilities.

In October they made mummy pizzas.  The boys thought they were the best things in the world and begged to make them at home.  A few weeks ago we made the pizzas and they were fun and easy.  Here is step by step how to make your own mummy pizzas at home.

First, gather your ingredients.

Frozen Dough Rolls - look for these in the freezer section (obviously) and make sure you buy the dough not the already cooked rolls.
Pasta or Pizza Sauce
String Cheese
Black Olives or Pepperoni - for eyes

Preheat your oven to 350.

Lay out the rolls on a baking sheet for about 30 minutes.

Next gather some really cute helpers and give them some flour to put on the table in front of them.  The dough is really sticky so you want to put flour on your hands and a little on the table where you will be rolling it out.

Take the bread dough and roll it in the flour.  Then press it out into the size and shape you want.  It is pretty elastic and is easy to work with.  Keep in mind it will shrink up a little in the oven so these are going to be small individual pizzas.

Spread your pizza with a little sauce.  Apparently, the boys did this at respite night with the back of a spoon.  I guess that is the easiest way to ensure there is not a total mess in the room when you are working with 15 kids in a church.  They kept insisting on doing it this way at home and told me I did mine wrong when I used the front of a spoon.

Then tear your string cheese into pieces lengthwise and then in half.  Put these around in a square shape and then add eyes.  The picture below shows you our pizza with the pepperoni for eyes.  Note: no one likes black olives so we used pepperoni, they will look more like mummy faces if you use olives.

Once all your mummys are made, put them on a cookie sheet and bake for about 10-12 minutes.  I would watch them after 10 minutes because you don't want them to get too brown.  As you can see not all of ours were mummy faces.

Cool for a few minutes and then enjoy!

These were easy and fun to make.  John and Luke really enjoyed 'teaching' Mark and I how to make these.  I have been baking with the kids since they were little and this was a good reminder that they are old enough to start cooking with me too.

Let me know if you try them and how they work out.

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