Saturday, September 17, 2011

Pizza with Pazazz

Gavin's Snake
Not that you generally need a way to make pizza more appealing to kids, but here's a fun way to eat their favorite food with a little more pizazz!  I let the boys each pick their favorite animal and viola...we had an alligator and a snake calazone!

  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Pizza Dough
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • Any desired toppings (pepperoni, etc)
  • Olives for eyes (although I had to cheat because I ran out...mine our kidney beans :)
  • Scissors
  • Rolling Pin

  1. pick and animal (snake is the easiest because it doesn't have legs)
  2. roll out long oval about 4" wide by 12" or more long. Try to make the dough about 1/4" thick
  3. spoon a thin layer of pizza sauce only down the center of the snake...DO NOT GET SAUCE ON THE EDGES OF THE DOUGH!
  4. Fill with cheese and other toppings
  5. Carefully stretch dough over and pinch it to the adjacent side (should look like a long pot sticker)
  6. Roll the snake body so the pinched seam is underneath
  7. Coil the snake in a circle leaving the head slightly apart from the body
  8. Pinch two eye holes and insert olives or beans
  9. Take a pair of scissors and snip little "v's" into the top layer of dough. Be sure to not cut into the middle part or your fillings with bake out of your snake
  10. Bake at 425 degrees for about 15-20 min or until golden brown 
Gage's Alligator

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