Waikiki Pizza

Hi everyone. Ever since we’ve been in Korea we’ve been experiencing a lot of different kinds of foods and different ways of making old favourites. For example, Korean pizza’s often have honey, potato, sweet-potato and even nuts on it. One of my favourite pizza’s here are the Waikiki Pizza from 7th Street Pizza. Since it was a little overcast and rainy this weekend I was in the mood for homemade pizza, with a lovely thick crust, so I decided to try making my own Waikiki Pizza.

I used my trusty homemade pizza dough. I love this one because it rises a lot and make a wonderfully fluffy pizza base. The dough takes about 2 and a half hours to get ready but the cooking time is only 12-15 minutes. I also coated the dough with olive oil as this stops the dough from becoming soggy once you add the toppings.IMG_8022.jpg

For the Waikiki pizza, I added some ham, sliced sausages, pineapple pieces, mushrooms, red peppers and some macadamia nuts. the only mistake I made was being overly generous with the nuts making the pizza a little oily.

IMG_8024My husband loved it however but I think next time I’ll use less nuts. I also made a sauce with cream cheese and cream that I popped in an icing bag and ‘iced’ over the pizza. For the sauce I mixed one tub of onion flavoured cream cheese with 1 tablespoon cream to make it more spreadable.IMG_8029.jpg


INGREDIENTS ( Makes 2 pizza’s) Serves 4-6

  • 2 and 1/4 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 and 1/3 cups (320ml) warm water (105-115F degrees)
  • 3 and 1/2 cups (440g) unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more as needed
  • 2 Tablespoons (30ml) olive oil, plus more for brushing crust
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon (13g) granulated sugar
  • cornmeal, for dusting
  • Spices of your choice

Waikiki Toppings

  • 1/2 cup Pizza sauce
  • 1/4 cup sweet chilly sauce
  • 4 slices of sliced ham
  • 4 sausages
  • 4 pineapple rings
  • 6 mushrooms
  • 2 sweet red peppers
  • 1/3 cup macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese ( I used Colby Jack)


  1. Proof the yeast. You do this by adding the yeast to warm water and mix it a little with a fork or spoon. Make sure the water is not too hot. Leave it for 5 minutes until it has dissolved and looks foamy.
  2. After 5 minutes, mix the flour, olive oil, salt and sugar together in a bowl. If you’re using a stand mixer, you can use the hook attachment to mix the dough on medium for one minute. I mixed it by hand so I used a wooden spoon until it was smooth and elastic. If the dough is too wet, add more flour. Knead the mixture for 7 minutes. Your dough should spring back when you poke it.
  3. Coat a bowl with olive oil.
  4. Once the dough has been mixed, roll it into a ball and place it inside the oil coated bowl. Cover lightly and place in the oven to rise ( or in a hot area in your house) Leave it to rise for about 2 hours. It should be almost double in size.
  5. Preheat the oven to 475F degrees. It should heat for about 30 minutes before baking.
  6. Punch your dough to release the air.
  7. Divide the dough into two equal balls. Cover lightly and let stand for 15 minutes.
  8. Prepare your toppings.
  9. Coat your pizza pan with olive oil. Then dust with spices and flour or cornmeal ( cornmeal works better)
  10. Shape your pizza ball into a pizza. You can do this on a silicon mat or inside the pan.
  11. Brush with olive oil and leave for 15 minutes. The olive oil stops your dough from becoming soggy when adding your toppings and sauce.
  12. Add your toppings starting with the pizza or pasta sauce.
  13. Then bake for 12- 15 minutes. Just before removing the pizza from the oven, grill the top of the pizza for 2 minutes.

Serve and enjoy!


Simonette Lubbe

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This Pizza is looks delicious and tastes divine.

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