First made in Finland, this Americana pizza is a yummy meat pizza you should try at home.
Made as shown, the below pizza gives a rare taste and splendid scent to enjoy.
Make time to choose the freshest toppings and add them to the perfect crust for you and friends to enjoy a enjoyable pizza dinner.
If you’re in the mood for a Meat pizza with Tomato sauce then this is the sign you have been waiting for.
Pizza is one of the most beloved foods in the world, and for good reason! For starters, it’s incredibly versatile and can be customized to suit any taste or dietary preference. Plus, it’s the perfect comfort food, satisfying and delicious no matter what kind of day you’ve had.
One of the best things about pizza is that it’s a great food for sharing with friends and family. It’s perfect for a casual dinner party or a lazy weekend night in. And let’s not forget, it’s also an easy meal to make at home, you can make your own dough, sauce, and toppings.
In short, pizza is delicious, easy to make, and a great way to bring people together. So go ahead and treat yourself to a slice (or two) of your favorite pie!
Pizza in Finland
In Finland, they eat fairly typical European meals, such as Meats, fish, Potatoes, rice or pasta. Pizza is growing in popularity throughout the area.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Finland here.
Americana Pizza Recipe
Below we’ve put together a recipe for you to make your own homemade Americana Pizza either in your wood fired pizza oven or using a pizza stone.
Americana Pizza Ingredients
Choose enough pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you will be creating. The dough and sauce are designed for 3-4 medium sized pizzas, so scale up or down, based on your requirements.
Simple Pizza dough
- 400 g (2 2/3 cups) 00 or pizza flour
- 1 cup (250 ml) luke-warm water
- 2 tsps (7 g sachet) dried yeast
- 2 tsps salt
- 3 tbsps (1/4 cup) olive oil
Americana Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Blue Cheese
Simple Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 can (15oz/420g) diced or crushed tomatoes
- 1 (6oz/170g) can of tomato paste
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 small onion
- 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
Want to try a different sauce? See our article on the different types of pizza sauces.
You can click on any of the tags at the bottom of this page, to find other pizzas besides Americana Pizza, that use that topping.
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.
- Whisk the lukewarm water and yeast in a plastic or glass jug. Let mixture stand for five minutes.
- Add salt and flour in a large bowl. Create a hollow well in the middle and gently pour the liquid yeast mixture and oil.
- Using a spatula, or your hands, mix the dough really well until smooth. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for five minutes.
- Lightly oil a bowl, and place dough in it and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place to rise for 30 minutes to an hour, or until it doubles in size.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently for another 5 minutes or until smooth.
- Sprinkle a little flour on the bench before rolling to prevent dough from sticking.
- Divide the dough into balls, and roll out bases to desired size.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
Ditch the store-bought sauce and elevate your homemade pizza game by making your own tomato sauce with the recipe provided.
- Add ingredients in a large bowl, and mix well.
- Mix well using a whisk, or blender.
- Leave sitting for five minutes.
- Your sauce is now ready to use or keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- Freeze remaining sauce for up to 3 months.
To achieve the right consistency, add a splash of olive oil or water to your pizza sauce if it’s too thick.
Preparing Americana Pizza
Start by heating your oven to at least 450 degrees.
Spread out your dough on a well floured surface.
If you have a pizza peel, flour the peel and create your pizza on it.
Start by spreading the sauce all over the base. This pizza uses Tomato Sauce. Spread the Tomato Sauce Thinly yet evenly, leaving a margin for the crust.
Add the largest toppings first – typically meat or seafood, then the smaller toppings.
Add cheese last, and sprinkle it all over to help keep the toppings in place when it melts.
This pizza has the following toppings:
- Blue Cheese
I find this pizza flavorsome on its own, or why not with another style of pizza?
Put the Americana pizza in oven, and set alarm for ten minutes.
After 10 minutes, open oven and look at pizza.
The pizza should be done within roughly 15 minutes. Always cook to personal tastes.
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.
When making Americana Pizza, I always recommend that you use whatever kitchen items you have. My basic pizza tools are…
A pastry brush is vital if you need to ever coat your dough in water, oil, eggs or more. They are cheap to have and very handy to use.
If you ever coat your dough in water, oil, eggs or more, then you need a pastry brush. These brushes tend to be cheap to have and very handy to use.
Do you have quality digital kitchen scales? It’s a great tool for any chef or pizza cook.
The cultures of the mold Penicillium, gives Blue Cheese its unusual blue spots and veins. Mostly made from cow’s milk, Blue Cheese can also be made with goat’s milk or sheep’s milk.
Blue cheese is rich in calcium and other nutrients, however you should eat it in moderation, thanks to the high levels of sodium, saturated fat and high calories.
Here are a few interesting pizza facts…
Would you try pizza perfume?
Pizza Hut Canada released a limited-edition pizza perfume, back in 2012. The scent was described as ‘freshly baked, hand-tossed dough.’ I love pizza, but no.
Record for most pizzas sliced
The most pizzas sliced in three minutes was achieved by Rory Coughlan-Allen (UK) from Wales, UK, sliced 17 pizzas in three minutes on 1 March 2022.
Celebrate everything cheese pizza
Did you know the US celebrates National Cheese Pizza Day, every 5th of September.
Keen on seeing more than Americana pizza? We have plenty of other Meat pizza recipes to look at, as well. Enjoy!
Pizza making FAQ
Want to make great pizza at home? Here are some expert answers to some of the most Frequently asked questions.
What is kosher pizza?
In Hebrew, “kosher” means fit or proper. Kosher pizza means fit for consumption by Jewish people. Most dough, sauce, and cheese can be kosher on a pizza.
How to cook pizza in the microwave?
Microwaving pizza gets a bad wrap, however try adding a glass of water when you zap a slice. The water works to help avoid the usual sogginess of microwaved pizza.
Why is my dough not stretching?
Pizza dough won’t stretch much until it has rested long enough to use. If your dough is resisting your stretching attempts, you need to let your dough rest at room temperature for at least another half hour or so.
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