Ghastly Ghostly Cheese Bread Recipe

Ghastly Ghostly Cheese Bread Recipe
Ghosts are one of the less scary creatures that play an important role in Halloween. They never seem as scary as eyeballs, body parts, or creatures of the night. And where food is concerned, they are easy to shape. Ghastly Ghostly Cheese Bread is a simple recipe, but the finished product is cute and yummy. This bread goes will with hot soups that are served during the Halloween season, and salads. The toppings are quick and easy, and the dough is made in the automatic bread machine requiring about 15 minutes hands-on time. Of course, if you'd rather, you can use frozen bread dough (1 loaf is equivalent to the amount of dough in the recipe), or even refrigerated pizza crusts.
These ghosts are actually cute rather than scary, so they will become a favorite for children, who can help spread the topping and place the eyes and mouth. While the basic recipe just uses a white Alfredo-type topping, sauces such as pesto or pizza sauce can be spread on the ghost before topping with the white sauce. There may be some leakage, but the bread will still be cute and yummy.

12 Servings

1 1/2 cups warm water
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons salt
3 cups flour, (about)
1 tablespoon yeast

Filling and Topping:
3/4 cup whipping cream
1 1/2 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese, (do not use the kind in the green cylinder)

9 pepperoni slices

  1. Place the ingredients in the order given into the pan of the bread machine.
  2. Turn the machine to the dough cycle. After 5 minutes, check to make sure the ingredients have formed a soft ball; if the ball is too soft, add a little additional flour. If the ball is stiff, add a little more water and restart the cycle.
  3. When the cycle has finished, remove the dough to a lightly floured surface.
  4. Divide the dough into three pieces.
  5. Flatten the pieces and roll with a small rolling pin into a ghost shape, using your hands to push and pull.
  6. Place the dough pieces on parchment-lined baking sheets.
  7. Mix the whipping cream and cheese; divide the mixture between the ghosts, spreading to about 1/2 inch of the edges.
  8. Place two pepperoni slices for eyes, and cut a pepperoni slice for each ghost for a mouth.
  9. Bake in a preheated 425° oven for 12-15 minutes or until puffed and bubbly.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 330 Calories from Fat 178
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 54% Protein 15% Carb. 31%

Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 11 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 31 mg
Sodium 636 mg
Total Carbohydrate 25 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 9 g

Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 0% Iron 4%

Want more Halloween ideas? There are over 130 Halloween recipes in my Halloween Cookbook, Quick Cooking for Halloween. It can be ordered from Amazon: Quick Cooking for Halloween: Over 130 Recipes to serve at the Annual Halloween BOO-ffet!

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