Ghost Pizza


Ghost Pizza


For the base
300g strong bread flour
1 tsp. instant yeast (from a sachet or a tub)
1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. olive oil plus extra for drizzling

For the tomato sauce
100ml passata
Handful fresh basil or 1 tsp dried
1 garlic clove, crushed

For the topping
125g ball mozzarella, sliced and cut into ghost shapes
Handful of cubed ham pieces
Handful of sweetcorn
Handful of pitted black olives

Handful of fresh basil leaves (torn or roughly chopped) to garnish


Make the base: Put the flour into a large bowl, then stir in the yeast and salt. Make a well, pour in 200ml warm water and the olive oil and bring together with a wooden spoon until you have a soft, fairly wet dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 mins until smooth. Cover with a tea towel and set aside. You can leave the dough to rise if you like, but it’s not essential for a thin crust.

Make the sauce: Mix the passata, basil and crushed garlic together, then season to taste. Leave to stand at room temperature while you get on with shaping the base.

Roll out the dough: If you’ve let the dough rise, give it a quick knead, then split into two balls. On a floured surface, roll out the dough into large rounds, about 25cm across, using a rolling pin. The dough needs to be very thin as it will rise in the oven. Lift the rounds onto two floured baking sheets.

Top and bake: Heat oven to 240C/fan 220C /gas 8. Put another baking sheet or an upturned baking tray in the oven on the top shelf. Smooth sauce over bases with the back of a spoon. Scatter with cheese ghosts, ham, olives and sweetcorn, drizzle with olive oil and season. Put one pizza, still on its baking sheet, on top of the preheated sheet or tray. Bake for 8-10 mins until crisp. Serve with a little more olive oil, and basil leaves if using. Repeat step for remaining pizza.

Products Used

Home Made Traditional Stoneware 24cm Mixing Bowl

MasterClass Garlic Press & Slicer

KitchenCraft World of Flavours Italian Wooden Rolling Pin

Chicago Metallic Uncoated Perforated Pizza Crisper