Prep time:

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Total time:

Serves: 4

4 20cm pizza bases

20 black olives

250g mozzarella pizza cheese (must be sliceable)

tomato sauce

1tbsp olive oil

1 tin finely chopped tomatoes

2tbsp tomato puree,

1tbsp basil or oregano

combine tomato sauce ingredients together thoroughly

If you don’t want to go to the bother of making your own pizza dough, there are kits available (near the ready rolled pastry at most supermarkets), and even part baked pizza bases and tomato topping. They can be circular or rectangular and any size you choose. These are great fun for even the youngest … Continue reading "Creepy Pizzas"

If you don’t want to go to the bother of making your own pizza dough, there are kits available (near the ready rolled pastry at most supermarkets), and even part baked pizza bases and tomato topping. They can be circular or rectangular and any size you choose. These are great fun for even the youngest children to assemble and cook really quickly too. Have fun coming up with your own creepy designs.

  1. Make/prepare the pizza bases and spread with tomato sauce.
  2. Slice mozzarella into thin slabs and carve into ghost and spiderweb shapes. Place these on the tomato covered bases and add olives – cut into slivers for ghostly outlines and spiders’ legs.
  3. Use a whole olive for spider bodies and a half for a head. The pizzas can be prepared in advance and kept in the fridge until required.
  4. Place on baking trays and bake in a preheated oven (gas 6, 180˚C) for a few minutes. Keep your eye on them, as overcooking will melt the cheese into a grisly mess.

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