- 2 teaspoons dried yeast
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup warm water (and a little more)
- 2 ½ cups flour
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ cup canned tomato pasta sauce
- 3 cups grated pizza cheese (or any cheese you like)
- ¾ cup cut up ham
- 2/3-1 cup drained and chopped canned pineapple
- First start with the dough. In a small bowl add the yeast, salt, and ¾ cup of warm water. Allow this to sit for a while, until it becomes cloudy and bubbly looking. It should only take ten minutes or so.
- In a larger bowl, combine the flour and oil, as well as the yeast mixture. Starting with a spoon, mix it together, but once it starts to become more dough-like, use your hands and begin kneading. Do this for a few minutes, until the dough is softer and elastic. If your dough is too sticky, add some more flour. If your dough is too dry and doesn’t really stretch, add some more warm water.
- In your large bowl, make the dough into a ball and add some oil at the bottom and top. This is to ensure that your dough won’t stick to the bowl. Allow it to sit for about an hour or two. It should be quite a bit larger than before.
- I used a baking sheet because I don’t have a pizza pan, but either is fine. Roll out the dough until it is the thickness of your liking, but don’t forget that it does rise while baking. If you’re using a rough dough pan, you should be able to get about two twelve inch (30 centimeter) rounds.
- Preheat your oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit (260 degrees Celcius). After rolling out your dough, brush a little more oil onto your pizza dough. Spread the tomato pasta sauce evenly with a large spoon, as much or as little as you like. Sprinkle half of your cheese, add the ham and pineapple, and then sprinkle the rest of your cheese.
- The pizza only needs about twenty minutes, or until it turns golden brown on the crust. Enjoy!
Made this one for my boyfriend. He loves Hawaiian pizza, and he LOVED this one! Wish I could have taken a picture of him eating it, but he was through three slices before I could even serve myself.