Sunday, April 11, 2010

Hawaiian Pizza

Dear daughter has been requesting for pizza for many times but I kept delaying on the making of pizza until finally, I granted her wish cos do not wanna see her disappointed face again :P.

I used back the recipe as my previous pizza from Happy Home Baking.

I didn't use any pizza tray or cake tin for the dough, just roll the dough to the thickness I desired, one dough has thicker crust and the one was slightly thinner and I placed them straight on the baking tray to bake.

The size for the thicker crust was about 10" and the thinner crust was about 12".

Dear daughter likes hawaiian pizza so I included pineapples for both pizza, one was just ham (chicken & pork) and pineapple and the other one was bacon, sausage and pineapple.

This was our dinner. :)

Ingredients: (make one 10" & one 12" pizza dough)
250g bread flour
50g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
1/2 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
1 tablespoon olive oil
180ml lukewarm water

1.Place bread flour, plain flour, salt, yeast and dried mixed herbs in a mixing bowl. Mix well with hand. Make a well in the centre and add olive oil and water. Using your hand, gradually work the ingredients together to form a soft dough.
2.Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for 10-15mins until the dough becomes smooth and elastic. Shape dough into a round ball and place in a lightly oiled mixing bowl. Cover with cling wrap and leave to rise for 1 hr or until double in size.
3.Turn out the risen dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knock it down to release the air. Give it a few gentle kneading. Divide dough into 2 equal portions. Shape into two balls, cover loosely with cling wrap and let the doughs rest for about 10mins.
4.Roll or press out each portion to a round, about 12" in size. Place dough on baking tray lined with parchment paper or on a greased pan.
5.Spread some pizza sauce over the dough to within 1 cm (0.5 inch) of the edge. Arrange a layer of grated cheese (I used grated mozzarella & cheddar), followed by preferred toppings. Sprinkle the top all over with grated cheese.
6.Bake in a preheat oven at 220 degC for 15-20mins or until the crust has turned golden and the cheese has melted. Serve warm.

Dear husband and dear daughter like the pizza a lot, dear husband commented that the taste is nicer than store-bought (thanks dear for always praising for my cooking to give me confidence) and was much better than my 1st attempt but if I can roll the pizza dough to be rounder than will be perfect. OK dear, I will try my best to roll it very round next time.
Dear husband brought 2 slices of left over pizza to office the next day and shared with one of his staff, he was very impressed that it was home baked kee kee kee... As for the other 2 slices, finished by dear daughter during her tea break.

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