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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Use Up Those Leftovers Hawaiian Pizza

Homemade Pizza

Many of us traditionally have ham for our Easter dinner. If you did and you have some left over then this recipe is perfect for you. We love to order Hawaiian pizza and while we have made pizza before we have never made a hawaiian pizza I thought why not and took the challenge on. This pizza takes basic ingredients that you may all ready have on hand. Grated cheese, canned pineapples and ham. You can use store bought pasta sauce for the sauce

The pizza dough called for basic ingredients including flour, salt, water, oil and yeast. The dough did not seem sticky and kneading it was easier than I thought it would have been. 

Add the mozzarella cheese in two layers. After spreading the pizza sauce over the dough add a layer of cheese. Add another layer of cheese after all the other ingredients. 

The pizza has a rather thick crust. So if you enjoy a thick crust on your pizza then give it a try. I personally prefer a thinner crust but my family is not particular

(make one 12in pizza dough)

340g (2 3/4 cup) bread flour
2 teaspoons fast acting dry yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
200ml lukewarm water
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (I used pure olive oil)

  1. Use a 30cm (12in) round pizza tray. Grease the tray. (I used a baking tray, lined with parchment paper).
  2. Mix flour, salt and yeast in a mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre and add the water and olive oil. Mix with hand to form a soft dough. If needed, add a little more water.
  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for 10 mins or until the dough becomes smooth and elastic. Place dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover with cling wrap and leave to rise for 1 ~ 1.5hrs until double in size.
  4. Turn out the risen dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knock it down to release the air. Give it a few gently kneading. Roll or press out to a round to fit the pizza tray, place dough on tray.
  5. Spread pizza sauce over the pizza base to within 1 cm (0.5 inch) of the edge. Arrange a layer of grated cheese, followed by preferred toppings. Sprinkle the top all over with grated cheese.
  6. Leave the pizza in a warm place for about 15mins. Preheat oven to 220degC (425 degF)
  7. Bake pizza for 20~25mins or until the crust has risen and is golden and the cheese has melted. Serve warm.
Recipe source: adapted from Baking with Love (Readers Digest)


  1. What a great idea to use with the leftover ham! This is my husband's favorite kind of pizza!

    1. it is the favorite of my moms as well. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment


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