Halloween is almost here and that means it’s time for some “Spooktacular” treats! My two toddlers love pizza and this momma prefers the homemade kind. I always keep a secret baking stash in my freezer that includes a box of pie crust and some puff pastry sheets. When I cook, I try to incorporate my children as much as possible. They love the tactile stimulation and I love how we’re making memories in the kitchen. For this blind mom, Mummy Pizza Puffs are the perfect combination of Halloween fun and mother-daughter time.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Get out a large baking sheet and line it with parchment paper. Now, open up your thawed Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets. Lightly flour your work surface and unroll “1″ sheet. Cut the pastry sheet into “3″ rectangles along the fold lines. Then, cut the pastry rectangles again in half (crosswise) making “6″ (about 3×5-inch) rectangles. Place the pastry rectangles onto the baking sheet.
Next, spread “1″ tablespoon of sauce on each pastry square to the edge. Then top each square with mozzarella cheese and don’t be stingy! Unfold the remaining pastry sheet on your work surface. Cut that sheet into “3″ rectangles along the fold lines. Cut each pastry rectangle crosswise into (about 3/4-inch wide) strips, making “36″ in all. Arrange “6″ pastry strips on each pastry, placing them slightly askew over the filling to resemble a mummy’s bandages.
Pictured: Mummy Pizza Puffs (uncooked) on baking sheet with olive eyes.
Beat “1″ egg with a little water and brush each pastry with this mixture. Place “2” olive slices on each pastry for the eyes. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 –25 minutes. Be sure to allow plenty of cooling time before serving to your kids! These pizzas are H-O-T! Now listen to this “MUMMY” and get baking! Head over to Pepperidge Farm for more great ideas for things you can make for the holidays with puff pastry.
1 Package of Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets (Thawed at Least 40 Minutes)
6 Tablespoons of Tomato Sauce (Your favorite jarred brand)
¾ Cup Shredded Mozzarella
Pictured: 3 Year Old Nuala, placing olives on mummy pizzas for eyes.