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Wood Fired Halloween Pizza

We have a selection of four petrified mini pizzas perfect for the family this Halloween! Great for a party to let the kids decorate their own or a fun way of keeping them away from the sweets!

Spider Pizza

It’s as simple as it looks, prepare your base and use pitted black olives to help create the scary spider topping!

Mummy Pizza

By far the best creation to make with the kids! Use a classic cheese string and slice a Pimento Stuffed Olive to create spooky eyes!

Bat Pizza

Also great for kids and adults who love Batman, this pizza topping is guaranteed to be a hit with the family! Using a Halloween themed cookie cutter combine mozzarella and Red Leicester cheese slices to cut out the perfect bat topping!

Pumpkin Pizza

We cheated and used another Halloween cookie cutter here but if you fancy it, try your hand at creating a pumpkin shape with a slice of Red Leicester Cheese! Use a lighter cheese for the mouth and eyes and if you have any spare green olives, use a slice for the pumpkin!

TIP: Buy some Halloween cookie cutters if possible, it makes this recipe easy and more fun for the kids.

Halloween Wood Fired Fajita Stuffed Peppers

This spooky treat will help keep the kids away from the sweets this Halloween. A perfect dish for getting the little ones involved and learning how to cook!

  1. Slice off the top of the peppers, be sure to keep the tops. Remove the seeds and any white flesh from inside.
  2. Using a small knife, carve a spooky face into the peppers.
  3. Chop up a small onion and gently fry until soft then add 1 crushed garlic clove and gently fry for two minutes.
  4. Add your mince beef and cook until browned before adding your chosen fajita spice mix. Stir in and then set the pan aside.
  5. Fill each pepper with the fajita mix and top with cheese. Replace the pepper lids using skewers or cocktail sticks to help secure them in place.
  6. Add to a metal tray, cover with foil and place in your wood fired oven at 200 °C and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for a further 10 minutes before removing.

TIP: Use your leftovers to fill the peppers. Chilli works very well and helps add that extra kick.

Wood fired Honey Roasted Carrots

This dish is perfect for autumn and creates a delicious side that works well for roast dinners, stews, and casseroles.

Ingredients

  • 400g carrots
  • 25g honey
  • 50g butter
  • Handful chopped Parsley

Method

  1. Prepare your wood fired oven to 200°C.
  2. Trim your carrots, add them into your cast iron pan with honey, butter and 75ml water.
  3. Bake in your oven for 35 mins or until tender and sticky.
  4. Finish with chopped parsley

TIP: These can also be made using your cast iron pan in your kitchen oven!

Perfect Homemade Pepperoni Pizza Recipe

Who doesn’t love Pepperoni Pizza? This topping is a classic in the UK and an instant hit for any gathering! Our wood fired ovens help give it that extra special smoky flavour!

  1. Prepare your base. We used pre-prepared dough from the brilliant Northern Dough for this recipe!
  2. Next, add your tomato base, if you have time, you can create your own using our recipe.
  3. Layer on your Pepperoni whilst adding Mozzarella Pearls in any gaps.
  4. Bake in your wood fired oven for the ultimate smoky flavour.
  5. Add watercress, slice and serve.

Tip: Don’t add any extra’s. This classic pizza topping is best kept simple.

Chocolate Pizza

This incredibly chocolate pizza recipe will blow your mind! Add your favourite chocolates to create a naughty treat for all the family!

  1. Prepare your base and smother with chocolate spread, we used the classic Nutella but there are lots of alternatives.
  2. Next, add a layer of mini marshmallows to the base (optional).
  3. Add your base to your wood fired oven and cook the same as a pizza whilst being sure to not burn the chocolate.
  4. Once cooked, top with your favourite treats, we chose M&M’s, Poppets and Salted Pretzels!
  5. Slice and serve to your family and friends!

Tip: Drizzle with melted chocolate spread for the perfect Instagrammable shot!

Roasted Garlic

This wood fired roasted garlic recipe will fill your garden with the most incredible smell! Perfect for making homemade garlic bread or adding to a soup for extra flavour!

  1. Cut the tops of the garlic bulbs to expose the cloves and add to individual sheets of tin foil.
  2. Drizzle the garlic bulbs with olive oil and add salt and pepper.
  3. Add a tablespoon of butter to each bulb and top with a sprig of Thyme or Rosemary.
  4. Cover the garlic bulbs with the tin foil and add to a roasting pan or dish.
  5. Roast for approximately 20 – 30 mins until slightly golden and the garlic bulbs have softened.
  6. Allow to cool for a further 20 minutes before squeezing the garlic from each individual clove to make a paste.
  7. Enjoy with a fresh baguette and share with friends and family.

Roasted Tomatoes

This recipe will have you coming back for more and more! Wow your guests with a simple yet incredible flavour.

  1. Heat your wood fired oven to 200C or higher.
  2. Slice your tomatoes lengthways and add to your Alfresco Chef Cast Iron Pan.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper before adding four crushed cloves of garlic.
  4. Add approximately 1 cup of balsamic vinegar per 300g of tomatoes and a few sprigs of thyme to the pan.
  5. Add to your wood fired oven allowing the tomatoes to soften and the balsamic vinegar to reduce to an incredible glaze. This process should take approximately 30 minutes, add more balsamic vinegar if required.
  6. Leave to rest for 10 minutes before serving as a side or using for your next pizza, pasta or why not check out this magnificent Goats Cheese Bruschetta Recipe.

TIP: For an extra kick, why not try adding fresh or dried chillies!

Roasted Tomatoes and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

These small bites of toasted goodness will go down a treat with your dinner guests as a pre-party snack.

  1. Check out our incredible wood fired tomatoes recipe, alternatively, you can use a jar of sun-dried tomatoes.
  2. Slice your French baguette and place it onto a roasting tray, before adding thin layers of goat’s cheese to each piece. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add to your wood fired oven and continue to rotate ensuring all of the bread is slightly toasted and the goats’ cheese has melted in the centre.
  4. Remove from your wood fired oven after approximately 5-10 minutes.
  5. Add ½ teaspoon of honey to the goats’ cheese before topping each bruschetta with two tomatoes.
  6. Finish with a drizzle of balsamic glaze and garnish with basil.

Tip: Add chopped walnuts for some extra crunch.

Roasted Chilli Radishes

Radishes can often be a bit like marmite, this recipe helps add a flavour explosion with a nice chilli kick!

  1. Heat your wood fired oven to 200C or higher.
  2. Remove any leaves and slice your desired quantity of radishes in half.
  3. Add your radishes to a bowl and mix with olive oil, chilli flakes and ½ lemon juice.
  4. Add 50g of butter to your Alfresco Chef Cast Iron Pan and add your radishes along with any spare lemon wedges.
  5. Roast in your wood fired oven for 20-30 minutes. Leave to rest for 10 minutes and season to taste.

TIP: Allow to cool, chop thinly and add to a summer salad.