Happy Halloween week!
I have a few goodies prepared to share with you that are perfect for little ghosts and goblins on Halloween night (or adult ghost and goblins too). Pizza anything is always a favorite in our household, and after last year's pumpkin pizza I decided that a mummy would be a perfect project for a Halloween meal. This mummy is very easy and can be done with homemade dough or store bought dough yielding great results. We like to stuff ours with traditional supreme toppings, but you could add whatever you like to your creation (cheese, pepperoni and a little green dye??) This calzone bakes up quick and is absolutely delicious. I like to serve ours with a bit of bloody dipping sauce for a perfect spooky treat.
I have already started my spooky movie marathon with Nightmare on Elm Street last night (still so creepy) and am looking forward to watching more spooky entertainment this week. Ron is a big Simpsons fan, and we have a few of the Tree House of Horror episodes to watch during Halloween week as well (that is about as much scary as he will do).
Do you have favorite scary movies? I am always on the hunt for something new I haven't seen, and love hearing suggestions!
1 lb pizza dough
1/2 cup pepperoni (reserve 1 for mouth)
1/3 lb crumbled Italian sausage, cooked and drained
1/4 cup sliced black olives (reserve 2 for eyes)
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 egg, beaten with 1/2 tsp water
For Bloody Dipping Sauce:
15 oz tomato sauce
6 oz tomato paste
3/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 cup water
In a sauce pan, whisk sauce ingredients together until smooth. Allow sauce cook for about 30 minutes on the stove top before assembling the mummy.
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil (lightly sprayed with cooking spray).
Lightly flour your work space and roll pizza dough to a 12-14 inch long rectangle with a width approximately 9-10 inches. Place dough on the baking sheet and make 10-12 angled cuts on each side of the rectangle. Make sure to match up the cuts because they will be folded over to seal.
Down the center of the dough, spread 1/4 cup of marinara sauce (bloody dipping sauce) and keep the rest warm for serving. Layer 1/2 pepperoni, 1/2 sausage. 1/2 olives, 1/2 green pepper and 1/2 cheese. Repeat layer with pepperoni, sausage, olives and pepper.
Seal the mummy by, starting at the top, weaving the strips of dough over each other and tucking into place. To finish, tuck the end of the dough under to seal the mummy calzone. Add olive eyes and pepperoni grin to mummy. Brush the entire calzone with the egg wash.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or till golden brown. Cut into slices and serve with warm dipping sauce.