It’s that time of year again folks….HALLOWEEN!!! Some of you may recall one of my early posts Mummy Calzone, probably my most viewed post ever, I still find it hilarious. As I “ROLL OUT” (in the style of Ludacris) my new site, I figured it was time to add to my creepy food fetish with a Zombie friend. I made the Roberta’s Pizza dough recipe but instead of regular water I boiled a cup of water and added two handfuls of chopped kale, and pureed it, cooled it down a bit and added the yeast, I feel that it encapsulated the perfect decomposition look! You can of course use store bought as I did with the mummy…but this recipe makes two full zombies, and its super easy and cost pennies on the dollar, you can sub your favorite recipe for pizza dough. Depending on dietary preference, you can make him gluten free, Vegan (won’t it be fun to watch the vegans eat a zombie? Very soylent green chic if you ask me), or fill him full of your favorites!
So instead of braiding the dough all the way down, I cut it differently to make arms and legs, I added torn whole milk mozzarella inside the legs and arms,folded them over making sure to seal them well to avoid cheese leakage, and I also placed salami underneath and tore holes in the dough for a tasty take on flesh wounds! The image below is a example. Really there are no limits to what you can do with this idea.
I used some cooked fusilli pasta for “guts”, used some purple onion for his mouth, and olive eyes.
and I used some of the Barilla Protein plus penne that was in this months Degustabox for hair, but it ended up looking more like our zombie was impaled by sharp objects, which added some unintended, gory, fun.
I folded the head over some cheese and pepperoni for a “Night of the living dead” style open skull look as well as making a bouquet of “flowers” out of the white part of a green onion, and some flat leaf parsley, and those nasty looking chompers….those are tasty sunflower seeds! I cooked him in a pre-heated 400 degree oven for 18 minutes.
I fiddled around with presentation, one idea I had was to lay him in a bed of arugula, oh and don’t forget the “bloody bolganese” I used some ground beef and added the jar of Barilla Marinara that I received in this months box as well. It was a great addition and freed up more time for Zombie design!
There is a visceral pleasure in tearing off his limbs and dipping them through the bolganese jacuzzi!
Nothing is quite as much fun as watching the kids munch into your zombie’s head, better eat him before he eats you! Happy Halloween!