Sunday, 13 October 2013

Monster Pizza

Halloween is round the corner. So time to get some spooky, crazy cooking done, right? If you live in a country which celebrates Halloween or not, you can always make such treats for your kids. Very interesting idea for kids parties as well. Groovy Gourmets are making spooky dishes this week. This is my entry to the event!

Making Pizza with kids can be a fun holiday project and your little one will be proud of his/her creation. We made a caterpillar pizza some weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed that project. This time my little one wanted to make a monster. So here we are, a monster with 3 hands, 2 legs and 2 horns! Let your imagination run wild.

You will be using regular pizza dough to make this. So while adults can eat a regular pizza, the kids can enjoy crazy pizza. This could be a great party idea as well. Get the kids to shape it and top it. Then you can just bake it for them. You can make about 6-8 kids servings with the below quantity.


Bread Flour (or APF) 3 cups
Fast Action Yeast 1 (7g) packets

Salt 1 tsp
Sugar 1 tbsp
Warm Milk 11/2 cup (I used a little more than 11/4 cup)
Oil 2 tbsp plus a little to layer the top

Pesto Sauce (or just use a pizza sauce)
Mozzarella Cheese
Tomato Sauce

Method of Preparation

1. Take flour in a big bowl. Add yeast, salt,sugar and oil. Mix well. If using active dry yeast proof it first.

2. Add milk a little at a time and mix well till you get a spongy dough.

3. Apply a little oil on top. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and rest for about an hour till the dough raises to atleast double.

4. Punch out the air and knead quickly. Take the required size of dough to make pizza. You can make any shape or any size you like.

5. Roll into required shape.

6. Place the dough in the baking tray.

7. Apply a thin layer of Pesto (or any sauce you are using). Use Vegan Pesto if you like. Add Mozzarella slices.

8. Drizzle a little olive oil on the pizza.

9. Preheat the oven to highest temperature. I baked it at 220C.

10. Bake the Pizza till the ends start to brown. It will be done in less than 10 min. Keep an eye!

11. Once it comes out of the oven drizzle some tomato sauce!


  1. so creative and delicious as well!

  2. Looks Very Cute!!! Kuttu has started liking pizza's recently. Maybe i will try for him!!! :)