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whole ham and pineapple pizza

Ham and Pineapple Pizza

One of the best pizza topping combinations I know!
Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings 4 people
Calories 508 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Base

  • 300ml  tepid water
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 4 teaspoons dried yeast
  • 500 g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For the Topping

  • 6 dessertspoons chopped tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon mixed dried herbs / a few torn basil leaves
  • 100 g grated mozzarella cheese
  • 2 large slice good quality ham chopped into small pieces
  • 4 tablespoons tinned pineapple pieces

Instructions
 

Make The Base

  • Place the tepid water in a bowl and add the sugar and stir
  • Sprinkle on the dried yeast and stir
  • Set aside for 10-15 minutes until frothing on the top
  • Put the flour and salt into a bowl and make a well in the middle
  • Add the yeast liquid
  • Draw together into one mass using floured hands until it forms together in one ball of dough
  • Knead the dough on a floured work surface – pushing the dough away with one hand and then drawing back towards you
  • Keep kneading for about 10 or so until it is smooth and elastic. Add a little more flour if it still a little sticky after 10 minutes
  • Place the dough in a bowl, cover with a tea towel and leave in a warmish place for about an hour, or until it has roughly doubled in size
  • Once the dough is ready, lift it out of the bowl and knock it back by punching the air out of it
  • Divide the dough into four equal parts
  • Roll each lump of dough into a ball and place in a bowl or on the work surface, covered with a cloth for 10-20 minutes
  • Work each ball into a round pizza shape using your hands, gently squashing and thinning it out as evenly as you can. Don’t worry if it is not perfectly round!

Make The Topping

  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C or gas mark 8
  • Add the herbs to the tomatoes
  • Spread evenly over the pizza base
  • Sprinkle the cheese over the tomato
  • Place the ham pieces evenly over the pizza
  • Evenly distribute the pineapple pieces on top
  • Bake in the oven for 15-30 minutes
  • Serve immediately with some green salad or a baked potato