Hungry Happenings: This Easter have fun decorating an Easter Egg Veggie Pizza

Saturday, March 31, 2012

This Easter have fun decorating an Easter Egg Veggie Pizza


Decorating Easter eggs was always one of my favorite activities at Easter. I enjoy it so much, that even after all my nieces and nephews got too old to want to partake in the activity, I invited friends with small kids over to do so. Of course those kids got older too, so it has been a few years since I've decorated an Easter egg. This year, I at least decorated some food to look like an Easter Egg.

I went to the grocery store last week to buy the ingredients to make my Carrot Shaped Veggie Pizzas and right next to the broccoli was purple cauliflower. I had never seen purple cauliflower and just couldn't pass it up. Immediately I envisioned a veggie pizza decorated to look like an Easter Egg using a rainbow of colorful vegetables. Easter eggs can be decorated any way you like using a few or a lot of different colors. The design I chose incorporated the purple cauliflower, orange and yellow peppers, green celery, and some orange carrots. You, of course can decorate your Easter Egg Veggie Pizzas any way you like using your favorite vegetables. 

You may even get non-vegetable loving kids or adults to eat this pizza. I haven't eaten cauliflower in many, oh, so many years, and thought I'd pick it off this pizza before eating it. I really just bought it because it was purple, but found it palatable mixed with the other veggies and was surprised that I did indeed eat it. 


Easter Egg Veggie Pizza (makes 1 pizza)

Ingredients:

a dusting of flour
1 sheet puff pastry, thawed according to package instructions
8 ounce tub of vegetable cream cheese
veggies of your choice, finely chopped
optional, 2 tablespoon heavy cream or egg wash (egg mixed with a bit of water)

Supplies Needed:

cutting board
rolling pin
parchment paper lined baking sheet
pizza wheel or knife
fork
optional, pastry brush

Instructions:


Just a note: I should have set a piece of parchment paper on top of my cutting board before proceeding, but didn't. I would recommend it, as it will be easier to move your egg to the baking sheet. 

Dust your cutting board (or parchment paper) with flour. Un-fold puff pastry sheet and set on cutting board (or parchment paper.) Sprinkle some flour over top of dough. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough so that it increases in length to 13" long. Use a pizza wheel or knife to cut a large egg shape out of the dough.


Move your egg to a parchment paper lined baking sheet. This is where it would have been easier to have it on the paper already. Use a fork to prick holes all over the dough. Optional: brush heavy cream or egg wash over the entire egg. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake egg for 18-22 minutes until golden brown (longer if you like it really dark.) Allow to cool completely.


Spread veggie cream cheese over crust. Decorate with vegetables and serve. You can refrigerate your pizza for a few hours or up to two days.

I can't wait to see your Easter egg designs. Be sure to send me some pictures of your creations.

If you like this recipe please share it with others by using the share buttons below. I really appreciate being Stumbled Upon and Pinned, and am always grateful to those of you that share my ideas on your website. I do request that you don't post my entire tutorial, but rather share a picture with a link. If you make this recipe, I'd love for you to send me a photo to beth@hungryhappenings.com so that I can share it in my Reader's Gallery. I link my recipes up to lots of websites that are listed here


Thank you for visiting Hungry Happenings - Beth 


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10 comments:

  1. Just saw this on Facebook because I follow you there! lol Hey stop over and link this up to my Easter Egg Hop! I"m giving pins to all who link up! This would make a great addition to our Easter Board!

    I always love your ideas! Susie

    Thank you! http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2012/03/pinterest-easter-egg-hop-blog-link-up.html

    Susie

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  2. Your ideas never cease to amaze me! I love this idea!

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  3. I love it! It took me a bit to figure out what you used for the purple - purple cauliflower?

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  4. completely wonderful - you have the most amazing ideas!!!! Thanks for linking up to Tea Party Tuesday.

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  5. awesome! love the purple cauliflower too!

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  6. It is beautiful!! Thank you for sharing it at Sharing Saturday!! I hope you have a wonderful Easter!!

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  7. Puxa, que ideia fantástica. Vou compartilhar no meu blog sobre maternidade. É uma ótima opção para as crianças. http://profissaomamaemoderna.blogspot.com.br

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    1. Hi Valdecir. I appreciate you featuring these on your blog and am always happy to have people share my ideas, however I prefer it if you don't put the actual step-by-step directions on the blog, but rather just a picture or two and a link to the directions, unless you have translated them. I often have people from other countries ask if they can translate a recipe or change it to make it work with ingredients they have in their country. If that is the case, then it's fine the way it is.

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  8. Such a great use of the beautiful, natural colors of veggies! : )

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