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The Cubano Pizza with Homemade Pizza Crust

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Making homemade pizzas is one of our favorite, fun things to do as a family! With Friday night upon us we’ve got movies, pizza, and milkshakes lined up. All from the comfort of our own couch! We’re making a cuban inspired pizza called The Cubano Pizza with Homemade Pizza Crust.

This cuban inspired pizza combines swiss cheese, mozzarella, pulled pork, diced ham, and pickles. It’s topped with a garlic dijon aioli and all housed on a delicious homemade pizza crust.

It’s so easy to make pizza from scratch when you use Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Yeast . As a family we’ve been using Fleischmann’s® Yeast for generations.


Making homemade pizza dough is also really fun! Mixing, measuring, pouring, and kneading. My son loves helping out! Of course his favorite part of family pizza night is the “decorating” part!

Not only is it fun, It just tastes sooo much better when you make it from scratch.

The Cubano Pizza with Homemade Pizza Crust

Making the crust is easy! Simply follow the directions on the package.

The dough has a rise time of only ten minutes! And even if you’ve never done this before its very easy to make!

Start by pre heating the oven to 425°F.

Combine 1 cup of flour, the undissolved yeast, sugar, and salt in a large bowl.

Add luke warm water and corn oil. Mix until it is well blended, for about 1 minute.

Gradually add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Dough should form a ball and be slightly sticky. Knead on a floured surface. Add additional flour if necessary, until smooth and elastic, this will take about 4 minutes.

Place the ball of dough in a large bowl. Now, cover the bowl of dough with saran wrap or a clean dish towel. Set aside and allow to rest for ten minutes.

By this time the dough should have increased in size and be ready to use!

Pat the dough with floured hands rolling and stretching dough on a floured surface to about a 12-inch circle. Place the dough on a greased pizza pan. Form a rim about an inch thick for the crust, by pinching the edge of the dough.

Topping The Cubano

Place mozzarella cheese all over , add swiss cheese dispersing evenly. Next, add your ham cubes & pulled pork. Now is also the time to place your red cherry peppers on top!

Bake your pizza on the lowest rack for about 12-15 minutes or until your crust is a golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbling!

While it cooks make your Garlic Dijon Ailoi. Combine a 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, 2 Tbsp of Dijon mustard, 1 Tbsp crushed garlic, 1 tsp of honey, and 1 tsp of pickle juice in a bowl, mixing well. Set aside.

As soon as the pizza is done baking, remove it from the heat and let it cool for five minutes. Add your pickle slices all over the pizza. Finally, drizzle the pizza with the Garlic Dijon Aioli.

The Cubano Pizza

Print Recipe
Serves: 6 Cooking Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • --Pizza Crust--
  • 1 Envelope Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Yeast
  • 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup very warm water (120° to 130°F)*
  • 3 tablespoons Mazola® Corn Oil
  • --Toppings--
  • 1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 Cup Sliced Swiss Cheese (chopped)
  • 1/2 Ham Steak (diced into cubes)
  • 1 Cup Pulled Pork
  • 2 Tbsp Red Cherry Peppers
  • About 10-12 Pickle Slices
  • --Garlic Dijon Aioli--
  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp of Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • 1 tsp of pickle juice

Instructions

1

Pre heat oven to 425 degrees.

2

Combine 1 cup of flour, the undissolved yeast, sugar, and salt in a large bowl.

3

Add luke warm water and corn oil. Mix until it is well blended, for about 1 minute.

4

Gradually add remaining flour. Dough should form a ball and be slightly sticky. Knead on a floured surface.

5

Add additional flour until smooth and elastic.

6

Place the ball of dough in a large bowl.

7

Cover bowl of dough with saran wrap or a clean dish towel.

8

Set aside and allow to rest for ten minutes.

9

Pat the dough with floured hands rolling and stretching dough on a floured surface to about a 12-inch circle.

10

Place dough on a greased pizza pan. Form a rim about an inch thick for the crust, by pinching the edge of the dough.

11

Top with mozzarella cheese, swiss cheese, red cherry peppers, ham cubes & pulled pork.

12

Bake for 12-15 minutes.

13

To make Garlic Dijon Ailoi. Combine a 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, 2 Tbsp of Dijon mustard, 1 Tbsp crushed garlic, 1 tsp of honey, and 1 tsp of pickle juice in a bowl, mixing well. Set aside.

14

Once timer goes off and pizza is golden brown, remove it from the heat and let it cool for five minutes.

15

Add pickle slices and drizzle the pizza with the Garlic Dijon Aioli, Enjoy!



Homemade Pizza dough is like a beautiful, blank canvas ready for you to top it anyway you want! Here are some tips on making the perfect dough:

  • You must use luke warm water! The water must be between 120 – 130 degrees F. Too cold or too hot and it will not rise properly! Make sure to temp your water using a thermometer.
  • Make sure the yeast is not expired! Check the date on the package, expired yeast can cause it not to rise!
  • Place it in a warm place while resting, on top of your preheating oven is a great place, or even the counter. Whatever you do , do not place it in the fridge to rest!

You can find this 30 Minute Pizza Crust recipe I used here and other tasty treats to make by visiting Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Yeast .

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