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Annabel’s Ghoulish Ghost Pizza

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By Annabel Karmel

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Halloween is the ultimate excuse to get creative in the kitchen with your little ghosts and ghouls! Conjure up a Halloween to remember and get the whole family involved in assembling these show-stopping treats for a night of spooks and surprises.

Prep: 1hr 15 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Makes: 1 large or 2 smaller pizzas   

Ingredients

Pizza Base

  • 225g strong white flour
  • 1 tsp dried yeast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • 150ml warm water

Topping

  • 8 tbsp tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp sundried tomato paste
  • 250g mozzarella
  • Roughly 12 large pitted black olives 

Method

  1. Measure the flour, yeast, oil and salt into a mixing bowl. Stir together with the water to form a dough. Tip onto a work surface and knead together for about 5 minutes until springy.
  2. Place the dough in an oiled bowl. Cover with cling film and leave to rise for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200 C Fan. When doubled in size, tip onto a work surface and knead, then stretch out to make a large 30cm circle. Place on a baking sheet.
  4. Mix the chopped tomatoes and paste together and spread over the top of the pizza.
  5. Slice each olive in half and put 3 halves onto the pizza and slice the remaining into thin strips to make the spider’s legs.
  6. Slice the block mozzarella into 4 pieces widthways using a ghost cutter and stamp out ghosts.
  7. Put the pizza into the oven for 10 to 15 minutes until lightly golden then add the ghosts and put back into the oven for 3 to 4 minutes until melted but the shape of the ghosts is still intact.

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