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December 31, 2012

Lazy Cook's Hawaiian Pizza

Quick pizza base - 2 sheet pan sized pizzas

You can make and bake this Lazy Cook's Hawaiian Pizza faster than your Pizza Restaurant can deliver! And it is much tastier, you can still choose your toppings or use what you have on hand.

This is another favorite recipe, slightly adapted by me, from the cookbook GESINSKOS by Christelle Erasmus. I think this talented lady has taught me, by using her recipes, how to cook and bake. Once I made {and studied} her recipes I felt more confident to try my own recipes, which as I always say, sometimes work out and other times, not!

Lazy Cook's Hawaiian Pizza

Years ago, I had a black scrap book in which I pasted recipes, cut out of magazines. Dimitri, then just over a year old, thought it a fun idea one day to feed this book to our two Labradors, which were still puppies really. {together with my purse containing all my bank- and credit cards !}

Fortunately, I noticed fairly soon, but the dogs had already torn my book in half and chewed up half of my plastics ! The cards had to be replaced, but my book ! ... oh, I remember running around the yard trying to pick up all the pieces, until finally, I thought I had found most - anyway ---- I did have a great recipe which was very similar to the one I am sharing today, but had gotten lost that day.

This is not a basic pizza crust - it is softer, not meant to eat by hand, but delicious, before you judge.... see how easy it is to make! Then taste, and Pizza would never be the same again, at least not when you have lots of mouths to feed and are short on time.

Lazy Cook's Hawaiian Pizza

{2 baking sheet size Pizzas = 16 large slices in total}



4 cups Self-Raising Flour
1 1/4 cups Boiling Water
1 cup Vegetable Oil
1/4 t Salt


2 cans {410g each} Tomato and Onion
2 cups Cheddar Cheese, grated
2 cups Ham, sliced or small cubes
1 cup Canned Pineapple pieces, drained
2 cups Mozzarella cheese, grated
1 t Dried Oregano


1.) Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) - line 2 baking sheets with baking paper {let the edges hang over the sides of the baking sheet for easy removal}.
2.) Place the Flour, Boiling Water, Oil and Salt in a container with a tight lid, no need to mix, - cover container with the lid and shake up and down, this way and that way for about one minute - open and your crust dough is ready to be divided in two and pressed onto the baking sheets - after pressing onto the baking sheet, using your hands  it will not be thick or even - that is fine.
3.) Spread the Tomato and Onion mixture over the pizza bases, followed by the following in this order: Cheddar, Ham, Pineapple, Mozzarella and finally the Oregano.
4.) Bake 15 - 20 minutes until the Cheese start to bubble and brown - remove from the oven and let stand 3 - 5 minutes before removing from baking sheet.
Transfer to a suitable serving plate, slice and serve immediately.

**Any combination of toppings can be used but as this isnot a crusty, very strong pizza base, try not to overload**

Lazy Cook's Hawaiian Pizza


Quick pizza base - 2 sheet pan sized pizzas


  1. Yum! I am pinning this for pizza nights when I don't feel like making dough!

  2. This looks awesome! I love Hawaiian pizza SO much! Thanks for the lazy-day recipe!

  3. Oh man...I love Hawaiian pizza! You have me salivating!!

  4. Oh, I'm definitely trying this! Pinning on my Pinterest.

  5. I love a pizza with a home made crust! I love Hawaiian pizza!

  6. I make a home made pizza like this but use a crust from Fresh & Easy or Trader Joes. It is one of the fastest, easiest meals and my little one loves to help me.

  7. Great Pizza, looks yummy! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. I love the idea of putting parchment paper down to keep it from sticking to the pan!

  9. YUM! I love Hawaiian Pizza! Pinning this one!

    Jenna @

  10. This looks amazing! I love the flavor combination. Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  11. This sounds good, I saw you at Debi's blog hop. I am having my first link party and would love for you to come and play over at
    Hope to see you there.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  12. I am pinning this for New Recipe Night next week! Glad I stopped by from Chicken Chick. Blessings from Croatia. Rosilind from A Little R & R.

  13. Yum! This sounds amazing! Writing it down now so I can try it out.

    Thanks so much for sharing this yummy recipe at Artsy Corner. Hope to see you again this week :)

  14. There's nothing lazy about a homemade crust! This is my absolute favorite kind of pizza. Can't wait to try your recipe. Thanks so much for linking up at One Creative Weekend! I hope to see you back tonight!

  15. Crust sounds really interesting -- and easy! Thanks so much for linking on Busy Monday!


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