If you haven’t had a go at making your own pizza, I encourage you to try it. You might also like to check out Vegetarian Pizza.
This Hawaiian Pizza recipe uses a ready-made pizza base, so all you have to do is supply the topping. It’s worth shopping around for a good quality pizza base. Some of them taste like cardboard – and look like cardboard actually.
I’ve found a really yummy one made by Porto Pizza – made from flour, yeast, oil, water, tomato puree, oregano and salt (no preservatives or other nasties).
One pizza will serve 1-2 people, so you decide how many you will need to make… and don’t make the mistake of loading the Hawaiian Pizza with too much topping. Less is definitely more yummy when it comes to pizza 🙂
Hawaiian Pizza Recipe – Ingredients
- Ready-made Pizza base
- Tomato Paste
- Dried Oregano (or other favourite herb – basil works well)
- Cooked sliced ham, roughly chopped
- Tin pineapple pieces, well drained
- Grated cheese – I use my usual vintage cheddar
- Pizza Stone or Pizza Cooking Tray to cook
Hawaiian Pizza Recipe – Method
- Pre-heat the oven to moderately hot
- If you are using a pizza stone, don’t forget to pre-heat it in the oven
- Spread some tomato paste on the pizza base and sprinkle with dried oregano
- Randomly scatter the chopped ham and drained pineapple pieces
- Sprinkle with grated cheese
- Bake in pre-heated oven for around 15 minutes – pizzas don’t take long to cook
- Pizzas are great just served on their own
- With or without a knife and fork
- At the dining table or in front of the TV
- Or serve with jacket potatoes and a fresh green salad
Variations and Handy Hints
- Pizza stones are great for cooking pizza, but you must pre-heat them – otherwise the pizza base will take too long to cook and the topping will be burnt
- If you haven’t got a pizza stone or pizza tray you can use a large cooking tray. However, it’s worth investing in either a pizza tray or stone. The holes in the tray assist in cooking a great pizza base and the pizza stone evenly cooks the base with the added advantage of keeping the pizza hot at the table
- I’ll mention again about not over-loading your pizza with too much topping
- You can buy ready grated pizza cheese or use mozzarella. However, I find both a bit tasteless so prefer to use vintage cheddar
- Try tomato paste with added herbs – available in most supermarkets
- There are no limits when it comes to pizza toppings. One of my favourites is smoked salmon, feta cheese, Kalamata black olives and a little vintage cheddar – yum 🙂
What are your favourite pizza toppings?
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