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Bloody Bones!
A fun if gruesome way to enjoy Halloween! Cheese stuffed "bones" with rich tomato sauce to dip your broken bones into!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
: 1027 kcal
Author: Just Jo
  • 200 g tipo 00 flour plus extra for shaping
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 5 g fast action yeast
  • 1-2 tsp olive oil
  • 140-160 ml Approx cold water
  • 50 g mozzarella ready grated or a block you have to slice are best, not creamy white buffalo mozzarella
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1-2 tsp parmesan grated
  • 2 tsp olive oil for brushing
  • 1 cup Full Bodied Tomato Sauce to serve
  1. Mix the flour, salt, yeast, olive oil and enough water to make a soft dough - you don't want it sticky so err on the side of caution.
  2. Mix well until well blended and smooth then grease your bowl and leave to prove for an hour minimum. They are significantly better if you pop it in the fridge over night for a cold bulk prove - the flavour is so much fuller. Just bring to room temp for an hour before using if needed.
  3. Preheat the oven to 220˚C.
  4. Flour the work top well and pat/roll out the pizza dough to a square no bigger than 12 inches (you don't want it too thin here).
  5. Cut into 8 long strips about 1.5 inches wide. Sprinkle the cheese on the bottom half of each strip, leaving a little border around the sides plus about 1.5 inches from the bottom.

  6. Fold the dough strips down over the cheese and pinch lightly to seal. Cut a slit vertically down from each narrow end not quite an inch then transfer to a baking sheet, opening up the ends to give a cartoon "bone" appearance.

  7. Brush with oil lightly then mix the dried herbs together and sprinkle over. Grate over a little parmesan then bake for 12-14 minutes until dry to the touch and a little puffed up.
  8. Cool for a couple of minutes before serving with the tomato sauce reheated and ladled into little dipping bowls.
Recipe Notes

You can use whatever tomato sauce you like to dip your bones into - a little pot of sriracha would be my second choice, Hungry Hubby would be happy with his Wilkin & Sons posh ketchup!