Africana Pizza (Sweden)

Africana Pizza
Africana Pizza

Africana

Africana Pizza is a crispy hearth-baked pizza with Mozzarella Cheese topped with pineapple bits, sliced banana, crushed Peanuts, and the most important part is the curry spice.

One of the most infamous pizza in Swedish Pizzerias.

Some Swedish pizzerias also includes raisins as a topping for Africana

In the mood for a Meat pizza using a Tomato Paste sauce? Scroll down to be hungry!

Pizza is a delicious food all around the world, but did you know that it can be quite different depending on where you go? That’s because the ingredients, cooking methods, and pizza-making traditions vary greatly from place to place. For example, in Italy, pizza is typically made with simple and high-quality ingredients such as fresh mozzarella and tomatoes, and cooked in a wood-fired oven, which gives it its characteristic soft and chewy crust.

In contrast, in America, pizza is often loaded with toppings and cooked in a gas oven, resulting in a much crispier crust. Even within the same country, you can find different regional variations. For example, in New York, you will find the classic thin-crust pizza, while in Chicago, you will find a deep-dish pizza with a thick crust.

The unique characteristics of pizza in different places make it a fascinating food to explore and try.

Pizza in Sweden

As well as Pizza, in Sweden you’ll find they enjoy Meat stew, soups, pancakes, casseroles, and nearly every Swedish meal year round has Potatoes; even whole Buttered or Sugared Potatoes.

Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Sweden here.

Africana Pizza at a glance
Origin Sweden
Type Meat
Sauce Tomato Paste

Africana Pizza Recipe

There is a recipe below for you to make a Africana Pizza from either a pizza oven or using a pizza stone.

Preparation time
Dough 2 hours
Assembly 10 minutes
Baking 12-20 minutes

Africana Pizza Ingredients

Choose enough of the pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you plan to make. The pizza sauce and dough ingredients below are designed for 3-4 pizzas, so add more or less, if required.

Africana Pizza

Simple Pizza dough

  • 7 grams (2 tsps) dried yeast
  • 250 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
  • 2 2/3 cups (400 grams) 00 fine flour
  • 2 tsps salt
  • 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) olive oil

Africana Pizza Toppings

Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;

  • Chicken
  • Ham
  • Beef
  • Pineapple
  • Onion
  • Banana
  • Curry Powder

Simple Tomato Pizza Sauce

  • 1 can (6oz/170g) tomato paste
  • 1 can (15oz/420g) tomatoes, whole or crushed
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • 1/4 a small onion
  • 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
  • 1 tsp salt

Want to try a different sauce? See our article on the different types of pizza sauces.

TIP

You can click on any of the tags at the bottom of this page, to find other pizzas besides Africana Pizza, that use that topping.

Homemade pizza dough

Pizza Dough Method

If you don’t have much time, grab a premade pizza base at your local grocery store, or create your own homemade pizza dough following the simple steps below.

  1. Whisk yeast and lukewarm water in a jug. Leave sitting for roughly five minutes.
  2. Add flour and salt in a large bowl. Create a well in the centre of the flour. Pour in the liquid yeast mixture and the oil.
  3. Using dough mixer or hands, gently mix dough until smooth. Place pizza dough on a lightly floured work surface and then knead by hand for five minutes.
  4. Lightly oil a bowl, and place mixture in and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place to rise until the dough doubles in size.
  5. Pour dough mix out onto a clean, floured surface. Now hand knead gently for another five minutes.
  6. Divide dough mixture into equal sized balls. Hand stretch or roll out the bases to the expected size.
  7. Spread some flour on kitchen bench before rolling, in order to prevent sticking.

TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.

Simple Tomato Pizza Sauce

Tomato Pizza Sauce Method

You can either make your own tasty pizza sauce following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a pizza sauce at your local supermarket.

  1. Add ingredients in a large bowl, and stir or blend well.
  2. Ensure all ingredients are mixed together well.
  3. Keep mixture sitting for five minutes.
  4. Your sauce is now ready. Enjoy!
  5. Keep sauce in fridge or freeze for future use.

If your sauce seems to runny, add some more tomato paste.

Preparing Africana Pizza

Preheat your oven to roughly 500 degrees.

Roll out the dough to either slightly smaller than your pizza stone or tray.

Alternatively, if you have a pizza peel, roll out to be smaller than that.

You start by spreading the sauce around. This pizza calls for Tomato Paste. Spread the Tomato Paste evenly using the back of a large spoon or ladle.

Then start adding the largest ingredients, then work your way down. The last is any cheese topping, such as Mozzarella, which you should evenly cover the other toppings with, and then finally any herbs.

Toppings to put on this pizza are;

  • Chicken
  • Ham
  • Beef
  • Pineapple
  • Onion
  • Banana
  • Curry Powder

Whilst this pizza is tasty by itself, yet why not enjoy it with a simple side dish?

Cooking

Put the Africana pizza on the middle shelf in oven, and wait ten minutes.

After approximately 10 minutes, open oven door and check on pizza.

The pizza should be done within roughly 15 minutes. Always cook to personal tastes.

About Pineapple

A contentious pizza topping, Pineapples origins comes from the Brazilian rainforests, where in spread across south and Central America. In 1493, when Columbus landed there, the Spaniards called it “Pina” because it looks like a pinecone.
Recent studies have shown that the minerals and vitamins that appear naturally within Pineapple may strengthen your bones and reduce viral and bacterial infections.

Pizza Tools

When making Africana Pizza, we always recommend that you use whatever tools you are able to get your hands on. Our basic pizza tools are…

Pizza Cutters

The one pizza tool everyone should own. There are a few varieities to choose from, see how to cut pizza for more.

Pizza Stone

A pizza stone is a great way to up your pizza game at home. Read more about cooking with a Pizza Stone.

Food Containers

Leftovers need to go somewhere, and I hate using lots of plastic wrap or alfoil. I prefer good air tight clear containers for my fridge.

 

Banana

Bananas are actually a berry, not a fruit. They contain seeds inside the flesh, not on the outside. Even more strange, they don’t grow on trees, but rather on a herb. This is because a typical tree has a wood stem, unlike a banana plant, which is made of fibres.

Bananas are a fantastic source of potassium, many minerals and vitamins, and are often referred to as a superfood. Bananas are the the fourth most-valuable food crop in the world. Unsurprisingly, Americans eat 3 million tons of bananas each year.

Facts about Pizza

What do you think about these facts?

Love is in the air

Domino’s opened a wedding registry in 2017, to allow pizza loving couples to register for their favorite flavors.

Yes, that’s fast alright

In April 2015, Kelvin Medina from Manila, Philippines, won a world record. He set the fastest time to eat a 12 inch pizza, at a crazy 23.62 sec.

Frozen pizza was invented in 1957

Originally only available in grocery stores at first, until popularity grew, and is now on shelves at convenience stores, grocery stores, gas stations and bars.

Pizza making FAQ

Hope to make fantastic pizza at home? Here are some expert answers to some of the most Frequently asked questions.

What is calabrese pizza?

A Calabrese style Pizza usually has a small amount of grated cheese, a slightly thicker crust and multiple toppings (including spicier ones).

Who delivers pizza underwater?

Daniel Blezio is a certified scuba diver and instructor. His daily duties include bringing guests their belongings and he also delivers pizza to guests of the Jules Undersea Lodge, located 22 feet below sea level in a Florida Keys lagoon.

How to cut pizza without pizza cutter?

If you don’t have a pizza cutter, you can use a large kitchen knife, or even scissors!

Have you made Africana Pizza?

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