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Hawaiian Pizza, WwG&C # 20 by geng
July 9, 2009, 10:25 am
Filed under: Food, General, Geng's corner, Wednesdays with Geng and Chip

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a couple in possession of good homemade dough sitting in the fridge must be in want of a pizza.  However little known the feelings or views of one spouse may be on their next pizza topping adventure, this truth is so well fixed in the mind of the other spouse, that the next pizza topping adventure should be (drumroll….) a Hawaiian pizza.

Ooops… wait!  Is that how it is written? No, but it is how it shall be done.  Lizzie Bennett was more than happy to oblige.  Okay, more like Geng was more than happy to oblige but you get the picture.

Hawaiian Pizza

1 grapefruit size or a lb of  pizza dough
a little flour for dusting the dough
corn meal for dusting the pizza peel
1 cup good pizza sauce (we used Ferrara)
1 cup sliced ham
1 cup pineapple tidbits
1 cup mozarella cheese
salt and pepper to taste
a little olive oil for drizzling

Preheat oven with a baking stone to 450 degrees. Prepare the pizza dough by dusting the dough and surface of a pizza peel (use corn meal on the pizza peel).  Roll the dough to create a 10 inch pizza base. Using your fingers push the dough outwards to create a rustic look. Spread the pizza sauce on top. Next sprinkle the ham, mozarella, pineapple chunks and season with salt and pepper. Place the pizza on the baking stone and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.  Remove pizza from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes.  Cut and drizzle with olive oil if desired.  Enjoy!

How can you go wrong with this? Crispy crust with sweet and savory toppings. Yummy!

We made foccacia bread with the left over dough and it turned out great. Unfortunately, in my haste to have a bite of the foccacia I forgot to take a picture of the finished product. This one was so easy. I sprinkled the dough with olive oil, rosemary, garlic powder and freshly ground pepper and baked at 450 degrees.  The apartment never smelled so good.  It was divine.

BTW, one of these days I will show you how to peel and cut fresh pineapple the Filipino way.

Cool eh?

In the meantime, peace out.

12 Comments so far
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Yum! I was going to make roasted chicken tonight …but now I want pizza, pizza, pizza! I can’t wait for the lesson on pineapple carving. What a great centerpiece for entertaining.

Comment by Karen

Ha ha, I hope you made pizza. It’s the ultimate comfort food and something that everybody enjoy.

Comment by geng

Hawaiian pizza is one of our favorites! We’re actually having pizza tonight but the good old pepperoni and sausage combo. Next time I’ll definitely have to get another can of pineapple chunks and make this!

Comment by Cookie

Thank Cookie. I love pepperoni and sausage. Sausage pizza is our go to pizza.

Comment by geng

This looks amazing. I was just thinking about Hawaiian pizza recently…perfect timing.

Comment by hungry dog

Thanks. It’s simple but yummy.

Comment by geng

Blah, blah, blah…Karen is the queen of pizza

Glad to see pizza stone pizza is the all the rage!

That is quite an impressive carved pineapple!!!

Comment by Mark

Funny how I never really thought of it as carved pineapple. It’s just how we peel our pineapple in the Philippines. Hmmm, I’m a food carver too. I just discovered a new talent.

Comment by geng

This is my favorite type of pizza, with pineapple. I made one recently with hard boiled eggs, most people are grossed out when they hear it but it is incredibly good!

Comment by zoe

Hard boiled eggs and pizza are two of my favorites. I can totally see it, why not?

Comment by geng

Hawaiian pizza is my favorite! Looks amazing- great photos!

Comment by Sara @ Our Best Bites

Thanks Sara. This is definitely going to be on the rotation.

Comment by geng

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