This is a great party appetizer that I have been making for years, given to me by my friend Sue back when we taught school together in the early 1990's. This year I Halloweenified it by making it into a mummy.
So this recipe starts with some Rhodes bread dough that get defrosted in the freezer over night.
Then take the defrosted bread dough and stretch it to the size of a cookie sheet. Warning - if the dough is defrosted for more than overnight it will rise and become the size of a water melon so don't defrost it anymore than 12 hours before you are going to use it and do not defrost at room temperature.
Next sliced and dice an 1/8 pound of Salami and 1/8 pound of deli ham. Place it in the center of the bread dough along with a generous amount of mozzarella cheese.
You could just roll it up this way but to make it into a mummy, cut the extra dough into strips with kitchen shears and weave it together.
Add olives for eyes and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Pop into a 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes or when it sounds hollow when flicked. I always wait and cook this as the party is going. I like to serve it piping hot out of the oven.
These devilled eggs are always crowd pleasers. They are easy to eat and most people like them. A word about the eggs however. Make sure they are old - like really old. For the first party, my two cartons of eggs were to fresh. After about the fourth batch that would not peel, I got so frustrated that I burst a blood vessel in my eye. It was a Lady M temper tantrum. But I learned my lesson and for the second party, I bought the eggs that Safeway had half price because they were expiring and let those sit in the fridge for 5 days. They worked out just fine.
|That's what happened to my eye when my hard boiled eggs would not peel|
I put some really cute decorations on my eggs although making spiders out of olives was not all that easy. Got this idea here: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/517562182150836806/
A final word about Crackers
I got these beautiful rice crackers in black and orange thinking they would be so gorgeous with my spooky spread from my local organic grocer. However, they were not that popular with the guests. What did the guests like??? Triscuits!
And Cheesy PumpkinsThese cheesy pumpkins from Cost Plus were the worst product ever - yuk. I will never serve them again - way to salty and not at all cheesy.
well thanks for bearing with me through this 3 part blog. I need to write this all down or will not remember for next year thus repeating all my mistakes.