Bake something spooky

Halloween Trick and Treating is likely to lead to a huge mound of exciting sweeties but don't forget to make some ghoulish savoury sweets too! This month we challenged Nicki to brave the kitchen and bake something spooky for the halloween table.

Nicki’s ghostly pizza breads are an spooky twist on our Pizza Margheritas, and they’re super simple to make – a great recipe for a halloween party or for getting little ones into the halloween spirit!

We highly recommend baking them for yourself. We’ll also feature your creations in the Trex Family Bakery if you Instagram your shots with #BakingWithTrex.

Ghostly Pizza Breads

When I was a little girl my mum used to make an entire table full of goodies for our halloween party. There would be green jelly with spider candy in, rice crispie ghosts and mummy hot dogs cooked on the barbeque for that amazing smoky flavour. For that reason halloween food always holds a special place in my heart. 

I came accross Trex's pizza margherita recipe and knew it would be perfect with a bit of a halloween twist!

Ingredients (Makes 12 small pizza)

For the base

  • 750g of strong plain flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 25g of Trex at room temperature
  • 1 sachet of easy blend yeast
  • 300ml of Milk
  • 150ml Boiling water

For the topping 

  • Sliced cheese- try and choose and pale cheese for a ghostly colour!
  • 2 tbsp of italian mixed herbs
  • a tube of tomato puree
  • black olives for decoration

Step 1

Mix the flour and salt together in a large mixing bowl.

Rub in the Trex, using your fingertips, then stir in the easy-blend yeast.

Make a well in the middle.

Step 2

Mix the milk and boiling water together.

Pour into the well and use your hand to draw the flour into the liquid.

Mix well to make a smooth dough.

Step 3

Turn on to a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 – 6 minutes.

To knead by hand, fold the dough towards you, then push it away with the heel of your hand.

Give the dough a quarter turn and keep kneading, developing a rocking rhythm until it is smooth and elastic.

Step 4

Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with cling film.

Stand it in a warm, draughtfree place to rise for about 1 hour until doubled in size.

Step 5

Turn the dough onto a work surface and knead lightly for 1 minute, so that it is back to its original size.

Step 6

Divide your dough into 12 and roll out small circles. Place onto a lightly greased baking sheet and leave in a warm place whilst you make the topping. 

Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F/Gas Mark 7.

Step 7

Spread tomato puree over the base of each pizza. 

Sprinkle with dried herbs, black pepper and salt. 

Bake the pizzas for 10 minutes before adding the cheese. 

Step 8

Whilst your pizzas are cookie take your cheese and cut out a ghost shape using a cookie cutter or using a knife. 

Once your pizzas are almost cooked (around 10 minutes) take them out of the oven and add the cheese ghosts. Decorate with small pieces of olive for the eyes. 

Put back in the oven for a further 5 minutes.