Monday, September 6, 2010

Chicken Ham Pizza



I love pizzas..homemade ones are more versatile...you can use any ingredients as toppings....anything your heart desires will blend well with the pizza base. I added rolled oats to the base and the most surprising thing is I used tomato paste and blasamic vinegar and I tell you... it is yummy. The rest is history , I add in chicken ham, fresh pineapple slices, tomato slices and onion rings as my toppings....with lots of mozzarella cheese on top of all the ingredients... two words to describe this piece of  goodness....gooey and lips-smacking good! :)))


Once again , I used the pizza dough recipe from Barry of Rock Recipes.  Topping is so versatile, I used what I have in the fridge :) I let my pictures tell the story on how good and mouth-watering this is :p . I especially love the pizza sauce for I heart balsamic vinegar. Thumbs up for this sauce and a keeper too. I will definitely make this pizza sauce again .  A big thank you to Barry for this pizza sauce and pizza dough recipes :) 


I added the rolled oats for extra crunch and its fibre benefit :)



 fresh tomatoes , onion rings and pineapple makes a balance
source of nutrients for this chicken ham pizza :)


gooey and flavorful piece of heaven :p


the pineapple slices adds a tangy flavor to the pizza


I don't mind having this everyday....mmmmm yummy


Chicken Ham Pizza
Pizza dough -  ( adapted from Rock Recipes )

Makes sufficient for 4 -6 individual pizzas

4 cups flour
1/2 tsp instant rise yeast
1 & 1/2 cups lukewarm water
2 tsp sea salt

Place all ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer equipped with a dough hook. Mix for 5 -10 minutes on medium speed. You may need to add a little more flour, a tablespoon at a time until the dough doesn't stick to the sides of the bowl. Alternatively stir together with a wooden spoon before turning out onto a floured bread board and kneading for 5-10 minutes. Cover the dough and allow to rise for about an hour until about doubled in size. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead for another few minutes. Divide into 4-6 equal portions, form into balls and let rest for about 10-15 minutes before stretching or rolling the dough out into about 9 inch rounds.

Preheat your pizza stone in middle rack of your oven for half an hour at 450 degrees F.

Place one round on a wooden peel that has been well sprinkled with cornmeal. The cornmeal will allow the pizza to slide off the peel (I’ve even used a thin piece of cardboard in a pinch if you do not have a peel.) Make sure your pizza is sliding on the cornmeal base before adding your toppings.


Roasted Tomato Jam

6-8 large vine ripened tomatoes diced
2 cloves minced garlic
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon brown sugar

Toss together in a shallow baking dish and bake at 350 degrees F for about an hour stirring occasionally until most of the liquid has reduced off the tomatoes are the consistency of jam.


Pizza Sauce


3 cups Roasted Tomato Jam
4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tsp crushed chili sauce (optional if you don't like spicy hot sauce or adjust to taste)


Spread sauce over the pizza dough before adding:

*my choice of toppings
you can choose your own ingredients though

rolled oats * optional
slices of chicken ham
thin sliced fresh pineapple
sliced onion rings
slices of fresh tomatoes
grated mozzarela
freshly grated parmesan cheese
cracked black pepper

Shake your peel to make sure the pizza is not stuck. Slide the pizza onto the hot stone, shaking it slightly in a back and forth motion as you slowly retract the wooden peel. Bake for about 8-10 minutes or until the bottom is evenly brown and the top cheese begins to brown slightly. Remove from oven and allow to stand for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.


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Have a Pizza to blow away the Monday blues.... :p
 
 
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16 comments:

  1. hahaha...so nice looking. Not black as charcoal like mine hahaha

    will most probably gng to Ipoh on Christmas. Going to dig you out to feed me LOL

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  2. It's pretty cold here, and this would be perfect for my lunch!

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  3. Next time I go Ipoh, I don't wanna go to eat at a restaurant outside anymore. I wanna eat at your house... Hehehehehe!!!

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  4. hahaa...I don't mind have this everyday too! Elin, when are you going to open a pizza shop? I want to be your first customer!

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  5. I love what you did to pizza. Variations that are outside the box are my favorites.

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  6. my family going to love this pizza, looks so delicious!

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  7. I just know baking a pizza using tortilla as the crust. :P

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  8. awesome! I love pizza. great to see from scratch crust.

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  9. Mmmmm. That was the first thing I said when I saw the photo of this pizza. It looks and sounds so delicious. Now i'm hungry:)

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  10. Very fascinating pizza. Flavors would be great.

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  11. ooh, this is yummy ! simple and healthy

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  12. This looks very delicious. My youngest girl would love this. She just loves western food!

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  13. Oh this is very tempting, Elin! I want to make one too. My kids just recoverd from chicken pox and they're not allow to have outside food. So, have to cook for them everyday.
    Goodnight, Kristy

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  14. Kathy...do let me know. Christmas day I do have church service and a lunch after that. Can meet up after that...haha no problem feeding you and family :)

    Angie...pizza are real comfort food for any season actually :))

    Arthur...haha restaurant food are better....do come over and let me and Claire take u out for makan :)

    Anncoo...:) I love food that is easy to prepare and yet taste good :) Thanks for the support. If I open a pizza shop...I will invite you over for the opening and you get the free one :))))

    Kristen...yup anything out of the box is good :) I like creativity in food :))

    Jess...hope your family love this style pizza :) unlike those sold in pizza hut :p

    Little Inbox....tortilla...that is great but hard to get the ready ones so have to look for a good tortilla recipe before I can make this :)

    Brad...this pizza crust is crispy..I am sure you will love it :)

    Sprinkled With flour....haha me too ! when it was out of the oven...hot and aromatic ! mmmm yummy !

    Jason...yup it is :)

    Liz Marr...yesss... it is ..flavorful :)

    Belinda....haha yes it is . I love it more gooey :p

    Joanna...sorry babe...I am wicked to make you drool here:p

    Mary...not only kids love them . The old me loves it too :p

    Kristy...hope your kids are okay now :) do take good care of them with all your good food :) and I look forward to all your homemade goodies :p

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