Bloody, burnt hands!! These hand shaped pizzas are perfect for Halloween.
Happy almost October!!!
What is Halloween, if ain’t something creepy?
So hi, creepy pizza hands! And you know I can never run out of creative Halloween treats.
You’re welcome for that.
Pizza = round
Let’s think beyond the box (a square box that is)!!!!
Three store bought ingredients ( yesssss, today it’s all about convenience!!) and your hands (literally).
A recipe that doesn’t need a recipe (my kinda post). It’s a concept!!!
Get the kids involved!!! So fun and soooooo creepy.
Let’s get down to business-
- Trace your hand on some card stock (I used empty cheerios box)
- Cut it out
- Place it on rolled out pizza dough, cut around it using a sharp pairing knife (easier to work with cold, refrigerated pizza dough).
- Gently transfer cut hands onto a greased sheet pan.
- Spread tomato sauce and then mozzarella on top.
- Bake and broil (for the last few seconds)
Skill level – Easy
Creepy Pizza Hands
1 (13.8-ounce can) refrigerated classic pizza crust or homemade dough
Tomato sauce, as required (store-bought or homemade)
Shredded mozzarella cheese, as required
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F, with oven rack placed 6-inches from broiler. Grease a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray, set aside.
2. Roll pizza dough on a kitchen counter to about 1/4 -inch thickness.
2. Place cut cardboard hands on top of the dough and cut out hands with very sharp knife (you can re-use paper cut-outs to cut as many as possible).
3. Gently transfer cut hands on the prepared baking sheet. Place hands leaving at least 1-2 inches of space in between. (number of hand pizzas depends on the size of hands used).
4. Spread tomato sauce on top of the hand, using a small spoon. Sprinkle mozzarella on top (take extra care while working on the fingers, so the sauce and cheese don’t go beyond the dough). Do not add too much cheese (just the right amount to cover the sauce), it makes it look more of melted cheese look rather than the burnt hand look that we are shooting for.
5. Bake pizza for 9-10 minutes, until it begins to get golden (keep an eye after 8 minutes). Switch oven to broil (do not remove pizza from oven) and cook until top begins to brown (keep a very close watch, it takes just few seconds).
6. Remove sheet pan from oven and place on a wire rack. Serve hot.
Makes 1-3 servings (depends on the size of hands used to cut out)
- Use a sharp pairing knife to cut hands out.
- Cold, refrigerated dough is much easier to work with.
- Take extra care while working with the fingers, given the size. Use a small spoon to gently spread sauce on the fingers and use your fingertips to place cheese.
- To make paper cut-outs, use card stock / or any thick paper (I used empty cereal box). Place your hand on the card stock, trace around it with a sharpie/ pen. Cut hand out. One cut-out is good enough to make as many pizzas as you want (just re-use them ).