Thursday, May 19, 2011

Free and Easy bake along # 1- Streusel Pizza

I was very excited when Joyce from kitchen flavours suggested  for a bake-along. We find that we actually own a couple of the same recipe books and to make more use of those books, we decided to pick and bake something out of  those books. I think this would be quite fun , we can review and learn from each other and also troubleshoot on the problems that we have encountered during baking. First on the list would be this streusel pizza,  has anyone tasted a sweet pizza? this is one of this kind. Love it, the cream cheese on the base of the tart makes it so delicious as well as the streusel topping. I dont think there was any difficulty making this pizza at all, also take a look at Joyce's struesel pizza , she had used strawberry instead.

Pizza Base (makes three 12" pizzas, i used 1/3 of this recipe)
175gm( 6oz) plain flour
200g ( 7 oz) bread flour
5ml ( 1tsp) sugar
5ml ( 1tsp ) easy blend dried yeast
5ml ( 1tsp ) salt
22ml ( 1 1/2 tbsp) extra virgin oilve oil
225ml ( 8fl oz) warm water

1.Combine the flours.Mix 225 gm( 8 oz) of the flour with sugar, yeast and salt in a bowl of standing mixer. Set aside. Combine oilve oil and warm water. With paddle attachment, slowly stir in the water and oil into the flour mixture until well combined. Mix in the remaining flour.
2.Change to dough hook attachment and knead on low for 4 -5 minutes, until dough comes together as a ball and is smooth and elastic. If knead by hand, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 10 mins.
3.Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and cover with a clean cloth.Set aside in a warm spot for 1 1/2 to 3 hrs, until dough has almost doubled in volume.
3.Once dough has risen, divide the dough into 3 equal portions, shape each portion into ball, and flatten to form a disc. Using fingers or rolling pin, stretch out each disc to 12inch round, which is very thin- about 2mm ( 1/2 inch).

115gm ( 4 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 large egg yolk
1/4 tsp vanilla essence
11/2 tsp sugar
3 pineapple rings, cut into pieces

60gm( 2 1/2 oz) light brown sugar
25gm( 3oz) unsalted butter, melted
1tbsp plain flour

1. Preheat oven to 200C/400F
2.Combine cream cheese, egg yolk, vanilla and sugar. Stir until smooth.
3.In another bowl, combine all the streusel ingredients until you have a crumbly mixture. Spread the cream cheese over the pizza base, top with pineapple cubes and sprinkle with streusel.
4.Place on middle rack of preheated oven and bake for 25-30minutes, until the base is baked and the streusel topping is crunchy. Serve warm.

Zoe from bake for happy kids will also be joining us for the next bake along which we will be making Gateau Breton from Rose L Beranbaum. i hope it will turn out successful.


  1. With this, I don't need to dig my slice of pizza for a tiny piece of pineapple : ).

  2. Wow, Lena, great idea with using pineapple! This pizza is a sure delight! And this is a fun bake-along! Looking forward to the next bake-along when Zoe joins in! Have a lovely weekend!

  3. I think it is great that you all have fun bake-along! Love pizza with pineapple,taste really great!

  4. Cm memang suka piza yang ada pineapple..sedap dan membuka selera sebab tu Cm selalu order Hawaiian Chicken pizza dari pizza hut:)

  5. I love pineapple and I think it goes well with the struesel topping . A wonderful fruit pizza. Great snack and healthy snacking for children :)

  6. MMMmm~~pineapple with cream cheese, must be a vry yummy combination!!

  7. Oooo... Lena, I love lots of pineapple & cheese on my pizza too! SO, you're in! haha... Hope you're enjoying your evening.
    Best wishes,

  8. Love this version of pizza, looks really yumm.

  9. This looks like a great recipe - simple but yummy!

  10. Another creative gastronomical product !!!

  11. If I haven't deliver, it'll be fun to join in. I have the book too.

  12. Immediate bookmarked, I am sure my kids will love this .

  13. This is lovely, Lena. Now I only realized that cream cheese can be used as pizza toppings also, next time I will give this a try!

  14. I love sweet or dessert pizzas - a nice change from the savoury and a nice surprise at the end of the meal when guests are expecting cakes or pastries. :)

  15. i read joyce's post and im sure both of you had fun! it look so delicious and nicely baked! (:

  16. Lena, I am going to borrow this recipe but replace the pineapple with strawberries and rhubarb. If that works, I will definitely share the recipe. The weekend is here again. Have a good one dear friend.

  17. Sweet & Savoury Pizza. Looks really yummy!

  18. Excellent idea for a pizza Lena! Islanders like me love this special pineapple pizza you made. I'll definitely choose this one over the pepperoni ones anytime! Cheers!!!

  19. sweet on savory! that's lovely!!! I can see myself biting into it and enjoying it totally.

  20. Hi Lena, pronouncing it and eating it not easy.
    I'll stick to eating it, ha ha.
    Gosh....I don't think even 2 pieces enough for me....looks soooo good!Love the colour.

    I'm sure lots of friends love drop by your home, sure got something nice to eat.
    Have fun, Lena.
    Keep well.

  21. Yum, yum ... I have already taken a bite. Not enough ....

  22. Fun bake along....can eat nice pizza too! Can I join Fun Eat Along.... LOL!

  23. hi maureen: so nice to see you here!

    joyce: yeah, zoe is just as excited as i am!

    waikitt: it's something fun to do plus the interaction with bloggers!

    cikmanggis: eh, kalau cm buat, pasti lebih sedap dari pizzahut!

    elin: the combination of cream cheese and the streusel is delicious!

    tee: yes, very nice!

    kristy: me too!

    umm: it's delicious, try to make this when you have time..have you settled down at your new place ?

    brittany: i'm sure you will love this as well!

    chris: aiyah, pizza only!

    wendy: if next time we;re making something from this book, i'll let you know!

    diane: yes, i enjoyed eating this very much!

    sonia:yeah, try it, i bet your kids will love this!

    min:yes, for a change instead of using tomato puree, yum!

  24. kennymah: this will make a great dessert, can subsitute with mixed berries to look more attractive!

    jasmine: sure we're going to have lots of fun doing this together! thank you, dear!

    quaypo: i'm sure this will be sup sup sui for you, oh, i would love to see it with rhubarbs!

    hi doris: more on the sweeter side and suprisingly, i like that too!

    hi arthur: this is not a bad idea from the usual savoury pizzas that we eat. i'm sure you will enjoy this as well!

    daphne: oh yes, one bite and will put you in could 9, haha!

    lee: if we go on a date, can i bring this along for you? haha!

    koh: ok, i'll save some for you next time!

    pete: can..come to ipoh quick!

  25. Yup! Mixed berries would definitely add lots of colour to this pizza! :D

  26. Wow, looks good! Never tasted sweet pizza before.

  27. Mmm...drooling at your pics now. So, did Jane also get to try some of this??? hahahhahaha

  28. Lena, been thinking about sweet pizza evrytime I bake pizza for my family - just not sure what to put and still no time to search for the recipe
    Now i dun need to search anymore - bookmarked!
    Thks :)

  29. Yay! Pizza without expensive mozzarealla or parmesan, love this recipe!^^ YUM!

  30. I have not tried a sweet pizza before...interesting and I love the flavours that you had created! Delicious!

  31. looks really tasty! love the thin crust, means it wouldn't be so filling...and I can have more slices!

  32. What a super great idea...! Sweet pizza, I'd never have thought of that! Thanks for sharing :).

  33. Oh goodie, I think I will try this sweet pizza with apples! Can right? My MIL has been giving me tons of apples and I'm not sure what to do with it! Thanks for the recipe and idea!

  34. A fabulous streusel pizza with exotic fruit!

  35. I am really taken with the idea of dessert pizza. This one sounds exceptionally good. I know I'd love it. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

  36. Yumm. A dessert pizza! thats something you dont see everyday. This sounds like a fun event you got there! i look forward to seeing all your bakes!

  37. cheah: this is quite good!

    WH: no, didnt manage to pass to jane.

    alice: hope you will like this as much as i do!

    alice law: haha! cheap pizza!

    jeannie: this is my first time trying sweet pizza too, delicious!

    jean: that's also a good reason to have more pieces!

    CG: this is good! try this!

    bee: sure, apples would be delicious too!

    angie: thanks, the cream cheese and streusel taste great together!

    mary: sure you would love this!

    crustabakes: yeah, dont think i've seen it at the stores. I'm happy to be part of that bake along prog!

  38. Bake along with Joyce, that is a fun experience. Cream cheese, pineapple and streusels sound amazing.

    The most amazing sweet pizza I tried out is a Nutella pizza, that's so good. I still have fond memory of the taste.

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