CANADIAN BACON PINEAPPLE-HAWAIIAN PIZZA
Last week, when my hubby and I went to late shopping at Walmart, we saw this pizza pan. It said, by using this pan, it will make your pizza crust alot crispier. So, we (especially me) were tempted to buy one. And, it's true. I baked this-time-pizza with this new pan, and the crust is really crispy! I like it *also my hubby*.
I copy and paste the photo of pizza pan from here
The best thing making pizza by yourself is you can put lots of toppings which you can't find it if you buy it at pizza restaurant. So,since I like pineapple alot, I made Hawaiian pizza which is using pineapple as topping. Also, I used pastrami-bacon as the only meat :). For the crust, I combined all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour. I love cooking, so I tried to make it as healthy as possible :).
Don't worry, this pizza crust recipe is easy to make. You don't need extra energy to slam it down (which usually needed when you knead bread dough) on kneading process. You just make sure the dough is fully rise before you bake it :).
So, dare to try? ;)
Canadian Bacon Pineapple-Hawaiian Pizza
For Pizza Crust:
2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 cup of whole wheat flour
1 cup of luke-warm water (110F)
1 tbsp of salt
1 tbsp of sugar (Belzy -- I skipped it)
1 tbsp of yeast
2 tbsp of oil (the best less fat oil: olive oil, canola oil, sunflower oil)
Extra oil to grease the bowl
Pastrami/Salami bacon ham, sliced
Button mushroom, sliced
1 can of pineapple, sliced and separate it from the juice (we will use the juice for sauce base)
Homemade hawaiian style pizza sauce base*
Bell pepper, diced
Shredded mozarella or cheddar cheese
Homemade hawaiian style pizza sauce base:
1 can of pineapple juice
150ml to 200ml of tomato ketchup
1 tbsp of oregano
1 tbsp of pizza base mix (you can find it at herbs aisle)
Sugar and salt, to taste (hawaiian sauce base is sweet)
For Pizza Crust:
Mix all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, salt and sugar (if desire) in a bowl, mixed well. Mix in water and oil, until dry ingredients are all wet, then add in yeast. Knead the dough until elastic or until the dough rise up again when you pinch it.
Brush a new bowl with oil slightly, then move the dough into the greasy bowl. Cover it with clingwrap plastic or a clean towel. Let it rest until double size. Do not put the bowl near the stove!!
After the dough doubled in size, slowly push the dough down to let the air go. Shape the dough into round form and cover it with clingwrap plastic or clean towel again. Let it rest for 1 hour.
Then, if you want to make big pizza, roll the whole dough on the greasy parchment paper into square or round form, but if you want to make small pizza, you need to divide the dough into 3 round of crust base).
Spread the homemade hawaiian style pizza sauce base on the rolled dough, sprinkle it with mozarella cheese and make sure the cheese cover the whole dough's surface, then followed by bell pepper, onion, mushroom, pineapple and pastrami bacon ham. Then, top it with more mozarella cheese.
Bake it in the preheated 350F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until the crust a little bit rised and brown. Dish it out and cut it into 8 pieces pizza. Enjoy!!
1. The thinner you roll the crust, the crispier your pizza will be.
2. For the pizza sauce base, you can buy a ready pizza sauce base at supermarket.