Randomly, it took going to a farm at dusk to watch Hocus Pocus to have one of the best pizzas ever.
A few weeks before Halloween, Wellspring Farm in West Bend, Wisconsin posted on Facebook about a Farm Flix & Chill Party. Reading further, I realized the event was all about wood fired pizza and Hocus Pocus. Enough said, I was sold.
We brought Lainie with us and had an absolute ball. In addition to the outdoor movie, there was a small market with fresh produce from the farm, hayrides, and warm bonfire.
The pizzas were made fresh in a wood burning oven and were simply incredible. Our favorite was the “Sweet Heat.” Creamy mozzarella, salty soppressata, and spicy/sweet aioli. Such a great combo I couldn’t wait to get home and try my hand at it.
Two pizzas in, the film started and being surrounded by other families curled up in blankets and camp chairs on a serene farm made for a really memorable night.
I tried re-creating that amazing pizza and got pretty darn close. Hocus Pocus is also currently on our TV. Enjoy!
The aioli recipe makes more than you need but that's in your favor since it's delicious on sandwiches and burgers too.
- 1 pkg pre-made pizza dough
- 1/2 c. pizza sauce (I like Rao's)
- 1 oz. sliced sopressata
- 4 oz. fresh mozzarella, sliced
- 1/2 c. good quality mayonnaise (I like Sir Kensington's)
- 1 tbsp. + 1 tsp. chili with garlic paste
- 2 tsp. honey
- Preheat oven to 450°
- Press dough into a rough circle on a greased pizza stone or baking sheet.
- Spread sauce evenly and top with sliced sopressata.
- Top with mozzarella slices.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes until crust is golden brown and cheese has melted.
- Squeeze a swirl of aioli on top of the pizza, slice, and serve.
- Add all aioli ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a squeeze bottle or a ziploc bag with a small corner cut off.