In this spooky season, when the boundaries between the worlds are becoming thinner and the souls of the departed visit us, it is the perfect time to call friends and family for a joint spooky celebration. And what could be a better centerpiece of these celebrations than Halloween pizza, which will impress you not only with its taste but also with its interesting appearance?
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Halloween pizza is not just any ordinary pizza. It is a combination of traditions , creativity and flavors that reflect the atmosphere of this special holiday. Imagine the classic ingredients you love, but decorated in a way that will bring a smile or maybe a shiver down your spine. Pumpkin shapes of ham, olive webs or mozzarella ghosts – all this makes this pizza the absolute star of the evening.
But it’s not just about looks. High-quality ingredients, fragrant herbs and delicious dough make this pizza a gourmet experience that is guaranteed to be enjoyed by everyone present. Plus, making Halloween pizza is a great way to get kids involved in cooking and let them express their creativity.
So, when you hear the soft whispers of the wind between the trees and see the first signs of the arrival of the souls , it’s time to heat up the oven and prepare this unique delicacy. Delight your loved ones and friends with this unforgettable Halloween pizza and involve the whole family in its preparation. Its magical charm and irresistible taste are guaranteed to bring you endless joy and fun.
Halloween pizza ingredients
- 500g plain flour
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of salt
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 2 teaspoons of dry yeast
- 300 ml of warm water (around 40°C)
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 200 ml of tomato puree , ketchup or pizza mix
- oregano or pizza seasoning
- 150g of grated cheese
- 50g of salami
- Black olives
- 1 package of mozzarella
- Green basil or other herbs for decoration
How to make Halloween pizza
Preheating the oven
Preheat the oven to 220°C.
In a small bowl, mix warm water, sugar and dry yeast. Let stand for about 5-10 minutes until the mixture begins to bubble.
Elaboration of the dough
In a large bowl, mix the flour and salt. Make a well in the center and add the yeast that you left to rise and the olive oil. Using a wooden spoon (or your hands), mix the ingredients slowly until you have a smooth dough. Place the dough on a floured work surface and knead for about 10 minutes until smooth and elastic.
Place the dough in a bowl, cover with a towel or plastic wrap, and leave to rise in a warm place for about 1-2 hours, or until doubled in size.
Applying the pizza base
After the dough has doubled in volume, take it out, knead it again for a few minutes on a floured surface and roll it into the desired shape. Spread a layer of tomato paste or ketchup evenly, add pizza seasoning or oregano and sprinkle with a layer of ground cheese.
Ghosts : Cut out the shape of ghosts from the mozzarella using a knife or a mold. Place them on the pizza.
Pumpkins : Cut the ham or salami into the shape of a pumpkin. You can use a mold or a knife.
Cobwebs : You can make cobwebs from the remaining dough. If you don’t have any dough left, you can use cheese or, for example, paprika.
Spiders : Make small spiders from black olives – whole olives will be the body and halves or quarters of the olives will be the legs.
Place the pizza in the preheated oven and bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Garnish with fresh basil or other herbs before serving.
Video recipe for Halloween pizza
Frequently asked questions about Halloween Pizza
Can I use ready-made pizza dough?
Yes, you can use store-bought ready-made dough if you don’t have time to make your own. In that case, it is recommended to choose a quality dough without added preservatives.
What other Halloween shapes can I use to decorate the pizza?
You can be creative! Try shapes like wizard hats, bones, mummies or bats.
You can also create a burial scene using olives as stones and peppers as coffins.
What base sauce should I use for Halloween pizza?
Traditional tomato sauce is great, but for a change you can try roasted red pepper sauce or herb pesto.
What cheeses go best with this pizza?
Mozzarella is a classic, but you can also add other cheeses like cheddar, parmesan or gorgonzola for a deeper flavor.
How do I store leftover Halloween pizza?
Store in the refrigerator in a closed container for a maximum of 2-3 days. You can reheat it in the oven before serving again.
I’m worried my kids won’t want to eat the “scary” pizza. How should I motivate them?
It is important to involve the children in the preparation and let them choose their favorite ingredients. When they see the pizza being made and can participate, they are more likely to be interested in tasting their creation.