Happy Halloween Stone Bakers! Can you believe that it’s almost the end of October already? It’s the perfect excuse to gather all your friends and family and have a fun Halloween themed dinner party.
Halloween Dinner Party Menu
We want to create the perfect wood fired Halloween inspired menu; we’re talking roasted pumpkin, scrumptious wood fired lamb and ghost pizzas for the kids. Happy Halloween Stone Bakers!
Wood Fired Lamb, Asparagus and New Potatoes with some roasted pumpkins
Our wood fired lamb, asparagus and new potatoes’ recipe is a firm favourite here at Stone Bake HQ. It’s full of beautiful rich flavours that you just can’t get from a conventional oven. Serve alongside some delicious roasted pumpkin, which adds a sweet but spooky twist to your dish.
- 1 pumpkin
- 1tbsp Olive Oil
- Ground Clove
- Ground Cinnamon
- Ground Nutmeg
- 1tbsp brown sugar
Firstly you will need to fire up your wood fired oven to its optimum temperature. Then you will need to allow time for your oven to cool, maintaining the temperature at 200°c.
Next you can scoop out the seed and insides of the pumpkin, saving them for roasting later on. Cut your pumpkin down into slices, placing them into an iron cast dish. Drizzle the pumpkin with the olive oil, rubbing it on both sides of the pumpkin. Finally season with the salt, spices and sugar. Roast for 25 minutes in your wood fired oven.
For the kids: Wood Fired Ghost pizzas
For the dough
- Ideally Caputo Red 00 Strong White Bread Flour 1kg
- 20g sea salt
- 20g brown fine sugar
- 4g fast action yeast
- 10g Olive Oil
- 625g water room temp
Mix flour, yeast, salt and sugar then gradually add water and oil. Kneed for ten minutes until silky smooth then leave the dough ball in an airtight container for 30 to 40 minutes.
The dough will rise a little bit so knock it back, then place into air tight bags or containers and place in the fridge for 12 to 24hrs -the longer the better. (Make sure the dough has room to relax, so don’t wrap it tight with cling film).
Take your dough out of the fridge. Using scales, weigh each dough ball into a 270g ball – this will make 6 x 12” pizzas.
Shape and open each dough ball by hand to form your pizza base.
For the toppings
- Pizza Sauce
- (Anything else spooky looking)
For the toppings you can be as creative as you want. You can even get the kids involved by helping make their pizzas look as spooky as possible.
Whilst the kids are busy decorating their pizzas, it’s the perfect time to fire up your wood fired oven up to its optimum temperature. You will need to maintain a rolling flame, which will ensure your pizzas cook in 90 seconds or less!
For the trick or treaters: Spooky Pumpkin Cookies
You’ll Need (Makes 28 cookies)
- 310g flour
- 1tsp baking soda
- 1tsp baking flour
- 1tsp cinnamon
- 1/2tsp nutmeg
- ½tsp salt
- 290g sugar
- 115g soft butter
- 225g tinned pumpkin
- 1 egg
- 1tsp vanilla extract
- Chocolate of your choice for decorating
Firstly you will need to fire up your wood fired oven to its optimum temperature. Then allow your oven to cool to 180° ready for baking.
Next you will need to mix together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt, then put to one side. In a fresh bowl mix the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla extract. Add in the pumpkin and then stir in the dry ingredients, until a dough forms.
Place small balls of the sticky dough onto a lined high heat tray, there should be roughly 30 in total. Smooth the dough so that they form flat ovals. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until they appear to be firm and leave to cool.
Decorating your Pumpkin Cookies
For decoration you will need to cut faces into your cooled pumpkin cookies. Poke out the cutouts and brush away any crumbs. At the top of each cookie, cut out a small triangular wedge, which will act as your pumpkin stem.
Next, melt the chocolate of your choice, we would recommend dark chocolate, as it compliments the pumpkin flavours perfectly. On some baking paper spread ovals of chocolate roughly the same size of the cookies. Put a cookie on top of each oval and wait to dry. Using a teaspoon add a small dollop onto the stem triangle. Leave to dry, and then carefully peel the cookies off the baking paper.
Finally with a blunt butter knife, score some vertical lines on the cookies to make them have a pumpkin-esque finish. Ta-dah, you have yourself some very spooky looking cookies!
We hope we have got you in the mood for a wood fired Halloween, Stone Bakers. Don’t forget to send us your spooky pictures.
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