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Friday, October 31, 2014

Hawaiian pizza (Canadian)

Although it's called Hawaiian, this pizza was actually invented in Canada and is an important part of the country's cuisine. Found in almost every pizza joint across the world, the sweet and salty combination of light ham and pineapple bits quickly became a classic.
Here I made it on wholemeal crust for a healthier and crispier base :).

Still, a note (to self and to others), I think the ham and the pineapple pieces should not be added at the beginning of the baking (as I did here), but 10 minutes before the end, to avoid the charred edges of the ham (pictured above). Unless, of course, you like your ham a bit charred-crispy around the edges, in which case I take it all back :).
Later edit: this is a better picture from another time I made it :).

More on the history of this pizza here.

Last year: Barmbrack (Irish cake loaf for Halloween).
Two years ago: Zucchini cream soup (vegan).
Three years ago: Chocolate banana bread with white chocolate chips.

Ingredients (make one large pizza, serves 2-3):
  • a double portion of my whole wheat pizza crust
  • 300 ml tomato sauce
  • 200 g grated cheese (like Emmentaler)
  • 150 g turkey ham, sliced
  • one small can of pineapple pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste (optional)

Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees C. Spread the pizza dough as thin as possible on a baking tray or pizza stone. Top it with the tomato sauce and the grated cheese.

Also add the ham and the drained pineapple bits on top.

Bake it for 30-35 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the dough comes out free of wet dough crumbs.

Slice and dig in! :)

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