The Art of Darkness

Cthulhu Pizza

February 7th, 2013 by Cobwebs


Oh sure, the instructions say that this is an octopus, but I think we all know it’s really Cthulhu.

Instructables user donedirtcheap posted a great tutorial for making a pizza-dough tentacled horror, complete with pepperoni suckers.

The instructions include a recipe for dough, but obviously you can use your own favorite recipe; I also like this one and this one from Smitten Kitchen (see also that site’s tips for painless pizza making, including the fact that if you really don’t feel like making your own, you can buy premade dough from your local pizza parlor). I also like the same site’s fresh tomato sauce and naked tomato sauce recipes.

The instructions suggest treating the tentacles like breadsticks, with the pepperoni stuck on with an egg wash; you could also stuff the tentacles with cheese (string cheese works great for this application) or give them a good brushing with garlic-infused olive oil instead of egg. You could also use olive slices instead of pepperoni for vegetarian tentacles.

Incidentally, the instructions don’t mention what kind of cheese to use, suggesting only “wonderful cheese.” Mozzarella is the standard melting cheese, and a bit of Parmesan adds depth. Slashfood has suggestions for selecting cheese for pizza.

You could also use the same Cthulhoid idea for a dessert pizza, either sprinkled with cinnamon sugar or baked plain and then decorated with fruit: Blend 8 oz. cream cheese, 1/2 C sugar, and 2 tsp vanilla extract until smooth. When the dough is cool, spread the cream cheese mixture on top. Decorate with sliced fruit of your choice; bananas or kiwis would make pretty good tentacles.

This would be a great addition to a party buffet table, or just a fun thing to serve to friends at a Lovecraft movie night.

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