I realized I haven’t made one of my favorite foods and all-time guilty pleasures since I started this blog, and couldn’t believe it has been so long! No wonder I was craving some pineapple pizza the other night. No matter how starving I am, I can never come even close to finishing a whole pizza pie by myself, but I always make a whole pizza because I will always enjoy the leftovers for the next 2 days…
This whole wheat, homemade Hawaiian pizza is made from scratch with whole wheat flour, a touch of olive oil, chunky tomato sauce, onions (not traditional, but I am an onion lover), fresh pineapple chunks, healthy ham from Trader Joes, and mozzarella cheese.
- 1½ cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 2¼ tsp rapid rise yeast
- 1 cup warm water
- ½ tsp sugar
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1½ cups pizza sauce
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
- ½ cup fresh chopped pineapple
- ½ cup diced healthy ham
- ¼ cup sliced onions
- In a large bowl, add yeast, sugar, and warm water. Let stand 7 minutes.
- Add salt, olive oil and 1 cup of flour and stir with a fork.
- Add remaining flour in portions, stirring in between.
- Knead dough with floured hands on a floured surface for 10 minutes.
- Place back in bowl and cover with a damp towel. Let rest for 45 minutes.
- Punch down and let rest 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 435 ºF.
- Roll dough as thin as desired on a floured surface, and carefully transfer to a greased pizza pan.
- Quickly pour a small amount of olive oil over dough, and spread around with hands or brush to cover with a very thin coat.
- Pour pizza sauce (sometimes I used pasta sauce and add oregano and basil) over dough and spread with a spoon.
- Add onions and ham.
- Cover with mozzarella cheese.
- Top with pineapples.
- Bake for 20 minutes at 435 ºF. Check at 15 minutes for browning. Crust should be very firm, and the cheese should just START to brown a little.
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