on October 06, 2022

The perfect easy bake for a scary Halloween treat, this easy homemade pizza recipe is topped with gooey mozzarella ghosts and black olive spiders. Simply double (or even triple) the quantities if you have a large gang of trick-or-treaters to feed.

Preparation: 60 minutes - Cooking: 15-20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy - Portions: 4-6 persons - Cost: Low

Ingredients for the Pizza Dough
18oz 00 Italian flour plus extra for dusting
2 tablespoon fast action yeast
2 tablespoon Extra virgin olive oil
2-3 tablespoon salt
1 ⅓ Cup ml tepid water

Ingredients for Toppings
6 tablespoon Tomato Passata or tomato pizza topping
2 tablespoon olive oil
10oz packet Edam cheese or Mozzarella slices
10 count Black Olives

How to make Homemade Pizza Dough
This simple dough recipe is perfect to make deep-dish, thin-crust, stuffed crust or fluffy spooky pizza recipe, depending on how you roll it out and prepare it.

In a food processor, mix together flour, yeast, olive oil, salt and water, until just combined.
Knead the dough on a floured worktop for 5 minutes, until dough is smooth and elastic. Transfer to an oiled bowl, cover with a sheet of oiled cling film and set aside until doubled in size (this will take around 45 minutes).
Heat oven to 446

°F. Divide the dough into four pieces. Flour your work surface and using a rolling pin and your hands, roll a piece of dough into a circle. (The bigger you go the thinner your crust).

How to garnish Spooky Halloween Pizza
Using cookie cutters, cut out ghost shapes from your chosen cheese slices. Then thinly slice 8 olive halves lengthways into 4 to make 32 legs for the spiders (each spider has eight). Dice two more olive halves to make eyes for the mozzarella ghosts. Spread the passata over the base, allowing a 1cm border. Top with the salami and arrange the torn mozzarella in ghost shapes (with room to spread). 

Position the remaining olives, cut-side down, and arrange 4 spidery legs on either side. 

Cook the pizza for 15-20 mins, until bubbling and golden. Remove from the oven and leave to cool for 1 min, before adding the reserved olive eyes to each melted mozzarella ghost. Serve immediately.

Top tips for making Halloween pizza
Looking for that golden crust that comes with restaurant style pizza? Brush olive oil around the edges of the the readymade pizza base to create the same effect.

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