Whether you’re hosting a Halloween party or simply want to do something fun for the kids (and the adults!), we’ve got two spooky Halloween recipes for you to try this October 31st.
Using a ready-bought pizza base mix, this is an easy recipe that can be made when you get home from work and served whole or cut into slices for a party. This serves two but multiply the quantities to suit your needs.
- 200ml passata
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 x 145g pizza base mix
- 4 slices salami, cut into bat shapes
- 7 pitted black olives, halved
- 125g ball mozzarella, torn into pieces
- Preheat the oven to gas mark 7/220℃.
- Bring the passata and olive oil to the boil in a pan and then reduce the heat, simmering for 5 minutes or until thickened.
- Pour the pizza base mix into a bowl and stir in 100ml warm water. Mix until you have a soft dough, then tip onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 minutes, or until it is smooth. Roll out the dough to 24cm in diameter and transfer to a large, greased baking sheet. If you want a crust, turn up the edges of the base. Leave in a warm place for 10 minutes.
- Thinly slice 8 of the olive halves lengthways into 4 to make 8 legs for each of the 4 spiders (there should be 32 legs in total). Take 2 more olive halves and dice to make eyes for the mozzarella ghosts.
- Spread the passata over the pizza base, allowing for a 1cm border. Top with the salami bats and arrange the mozzarella pieces into ghost shapes. Place the rest of the olive halves cut-side down on the base, adding 4 legs per side.
- Place the pizza in the preheated oven and cook for 15-18 minutes, until bubbling and golden. Remove from the oven and leave to cool for a minute, before adding the olive eyes to the melted mozzarella ghosts.
Frozen Banana Ghosts
Your kids will think these white chocolate-covered frozen bananas are sticks of yummy ice cream as they taste indulgent and look fantastic. Just make sure there’s room in your freezer for them all on a single baking tray.
- 200g white chocolate
- 4 medium-sized ripe bananas, peeled and cut in half horizontally.
- 50g desiccated coconut
- Handful dark chocolate drops
- 8 icy pole sticks
- Melt the chocolate in a heat-resistant bowl over a pan of simmering water and then set aside.
- Push an icy pole stick into the middle of each banana piece.
- Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
- Coat each banana piece with chocolate (a pastry brush helps) and sprinkle with a generous amount of coconut before placing them on the tray.
- Using the chocolate drops, create two eyes and a mouth on each. You could even cut the drops to make eyebrows.
- Freeze the banana ghosts for a minimum of 4 hours and up to a week.