Hawaiian Pizza

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Yield: two 10" to 12" pizzas

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Did you know Hawaiian pizza is the most popular pizza in Australia, accounting for a full 15% of all pizza sales? And it's a popular choice in this country, as well; though far from ousting pepperoni from the top spot, this ham-pineapple concoction has been making steady inroads, particularly among kids.

Speaking of kids, if you're looking to add fiber to your family's diet, this is a great way to do it. This pizza's crackly/crisp/crunchy crust includes Hi-maize Fiber, a totally "invisible" way boost fiber in baking — no grittiness, no color, no flavor. Each slice of this pizza includes 3g of fiber — not bad for a "white flour" crust, eh?

Hawaiian Pizza

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Total time: Overnight,
Yield: two 10" to 12" pizzas
Published: 01/25/2010

Ingredients

Crust

  • 3 cups Sir Lancelot High-Gluten Flour*
  • 3/4 cup Hi-maize Fiber*
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon Pizza Dough Flavor, optional but tasty
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water, enough to make a soft, smooth dough
  • *Hi-maize gives the crust an extra-crisp bottom; if you don't have it, use a total of 3 3/4 cups high-gluten flour.

Topping

  • 1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into cubes, 4 to 5 cups; or two 20-ounce cans pineapple chunks, well drained
  • 1 pound unsliced ham, cut into cubes or chunks
  • 2 cups tomato or pizza sauce
  • 2 to 4 cups shredded cheese; mozzarella, or your favorite combination
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

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1) To make the dough: Mix and knead together all of the dough ingredients, by hand, mixer, or bread machine, till you've created a soft, smooth dough.

2) Allow the dough to rise, covered, for 1 hour. Use immediately, or refrigerate for up to 24 hours; this will heighten the crust's flavor.

3) Remove the dough from the refrigerator, and divide it in half.

4) Lightly grease two 12" to 14" round pizza pans; or a couple of baking sheets; or a couple of pieces of parchment (if you're going to bake on a stone).

5) Shape each piece of dough into a 10" to 14" disk (thick crust vs. thin crust), and place in the prepared pans.

6) Cover with lightly greased plastic wrap, and let rise for 1 to 2 hours, till the crust is as puffy as you like. While the crust is rising, prepare the filling. And, towards the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 425°F.

7) Lightly grease a frying pan or skillet, and sauté the pineapple till lightly browned. Remove the pineapple, and sauté the ham. While this step isn't strictly necessary, it intensifies the flavors, and helps keep the pizza from getting soggy from pineapple juice.

8) To prepare the pizzas: Bake the pizza crusts, without toppings, for about 12 minutes, till they're set but not browned.

9) Remove from the oven, and spread with tomato sauce. Layer with the pineapple and ham, then sprinkle with cheese.

10) Return pizzas to the oven, and bake for an additional 12 to 16 minutes, till the crusts are brown and the cheese is melted and barely beginning to brown.

11) Remove from the oven, and transfer to a rack. Slice and serve ASAP.

Yield: 2 pizzas, about 16 slices.

Reviews

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  • star rating 04/26/2011
  • spookys6 from KAF Community
  • Loved it! Forgot to gril the pineapple- next time. I added some fried peppers & used fontina cheese. I usually add a small amount of semolina to crust & pre bake to avoid sogginess. Just writing about this makes me hungry!
  • star rating 04/12/2010
  • Mike from Florance az.
  • To much ham. Next time I will use about 4 oz. per pizza. This is from my family. I made the dough and refrigerated it about 24 hours. I could not get a round pizza--- so free from shape worked very good. Everyone liked the crust. I pre cooked it on my stone and at 6 minutes it had a good set. Built the pizzas and finished them on the stone. This was my first pizza try.
  • 04/07/2010
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  • What do you do with the olive oil in the topping section?
    Sorry for any confusion. The olive oil is used to grease the pizza pans, if using. If you are baking on parchment, the olive oil is not needed.
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