Get your scary on: mummy dogs
As part of this year’s upcoming Halloween celebrations, my father-in-law is organising a ‘Fright Night’ event for families in his local town.
So, for the last few weeks, I’ve been researching various low-cost and easy to make Halloween eats and treats for him that will go down well with adults and kids alike.
I honestly don’t know how we managed to do without the internet in the past, I found so many great ideas online and there’s no way I could have done so even 10 years ago!
I can’t claim this mummy dogs recipe as my own but I love it!
These little babies are so easy to make and so unbelievably cute that I dare anyone not to go ‘awwww’ and smile. 🙂
The mummy ‘wrappings’ are nothing more than pizza dough rolled out, cut into strips and then wrapped around your dog of choice. You make 2 little slits where the eyes need to go, and shove the eyes in ie black peppercorns in my case.
I made 2 types of mummy dogs – one which had a slice of cheddar cheese rolled into the main body, and another without.
If you’re planning to make these yourself, a little trick I learnt the hard way is to make sure you leave quite a generous gap for the head because I forgot to take into account how much the dough would spread once I popped these mummy dogs into the oven.
For extra effect, we ate these mummy dogs with a bowl of sickly bile (American mustard with chopped gherkins) and the de riguer ‘blood’, none other than plain old ketchup. 🙂
This will be I hope one of a few ideas I’ll post over the next few weeks to help my father-in-law’s guests get into the Halloween spirit. I know we’re still some week’s away from Halloween but time flies, and I love Halloween, so I’m getting my scary on NOW, hehehehe.
For a simple pizza dough recipe, click here. A quarter of this dough recipe is all you need to make about 6-8 mummy dogs. That leaves you with plenty of dough to make dough balls, pizza etc…
To make your own ketchup, click here.
Lots of love