Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Clown Barf

Cranky made his second batch of crankers the other day. He was brave enough to completely revamp the recipe. Instead of sesame and poppy seeds, he flavored these with grated dry Jack cheese, a little mustard and some garlic. Tender, tasty. Mm. They were perfect with the eggplant puree from our garden, amped up with strained yogurt, dill, tomato paste (from the freezer) and oh, gosh, whatever else. Mm.
But Cranky got a good idea just as he was approaching the final quarter of the cracker dough. Instead of cutting out individual rounds, he rolled out the entire blob and baked it as a whole, huge disk.
Then he covered it with a melange of cooked potatoes, tomatoes, herbs and ricotta cheese. Popped it back into the oven for a bit of heating up.
It was a snapping good pizza!
We were sorry the topping looked like what my friend Heather calls "clown barf" (actually, her clown barf is prettier, but what a cool description).
The trick is the snappy cracker crust. Take that, Krusty.

13 comments:

tammy said...

Ah, but I bet that was one happy clown!

kudzu said...

What a clever truc from Cranky. Bet it produced something delicious.

Heather said...

This is, hands down, the best shout-out I've ever gotten.

Dagny said...

I almost want to shout, "Let's see more Cranky in the kitchen." But then I remembered that he has his own blog. ;-)

Zoomie said...

Inspired idea for a pizza bottom!

cookiecrumb said...

Tammy: I'm thinking the clown was not happy.

Kudzu: It's definitely worth repeating. We're going to make a thicker sort of "lip" on the outer edge next time so it doesn't get so brown.

Heather: Can you see that on your tombstone? "She was famous for clown barf."

Dagny: If it weren't for Cranky in the kitchen, some days there'd be nothing to eat Chez Crumb.

Zoomie: Easier than yeast dough, too!

Sam said...

I like many of your ideas. But the thought of eating 'barf' is sad-clownly not one of them ;)

Nik Snacks said...

When I read your post title, I thought of the 1st time I saw someone barf at the county fair. I was amused at how this person was making noise and his stomach contents were just spewing everywhere. I was four years old, alright? LOL

Ok, enough grossness. Onto the goodness. I wanna make some crankers, too...

Sam said...

PS - But if you call it something else I'll take a second helping
*<|8D X000

cookiecrumb said...

Sam: Sadly, the appearance of food is almost as important as every other aspect. As you know. So we were disappointed with the looks of this one.
And me, I'm just an 8-year-old boy who likes to talk gross.

Nik: Hot picture!
We are SO going to make crankers again. I think we'll experiment with different flavors for the dough, every time.

Michelle said...

Ha ha ha - I don't know, I thought it looked pretty tasty until you gave it a name like "clown barf!" Send me some crankers! ...wait, Cranky has his OWN blog? Where is it? (you know I am first and foremost loyal to you, though, Cookie!)

Anna Haight said...

Clown barf would have to be colorful, but still not appetizing! Although that crust of crankers sounds quite good.

Sweet Bird said...

These look delicious!