Diavola Pizza (Australia)

Diavola Pizza (Australia)
Diavola Pizza (Australia)

Diavola

Diavola aka Devil-style Sauce, is called that, after its spicy taste. To be Diavola, the pizza needs plenty of spice, normally from hot Salami and pickledJalapeno.

Created as described, the below pizza has a appetizing flavor, coupled with a excellent smell to delight you.

Ensure you use high quality toppings and add them to a delicious crust for you and friends to savor a perfect pizza feast.

If you like Meat pizza covered in Chili sauce then you are in luck right now.

Pizza is one of the most beloved foods in the world, and for good reason! It’s delicious and comforting in a way that few other foods can match. But one of the best things about pizza is the endless variety of toppings you can try.

From classic toppings like pepperoni and mushrooms, to more adventurous options like pineapple and goat cheese, there’s something for everyone. Trying new toppings is a great way to step out of your comfort zone and discover new flavors and combinations that you might not have considered before.

So don’t be afraid to branch out and try something new next time you order a pizza. You never know, you might just discover your new favorite topping!

Pizza in Australia

Did you know? Pizza is Australia’s favourite takeaway food by far. 34% of Australians say it’s their preferred choice. The next most popular takeaway is Chinese at 15%.

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

Diavola Pizza at a glance
Origin Australia
Type Meat
Sauce Chili Sauce

Diavola Pizza Recipe

If you love pizza, you’re in for a treat! We’ve created a recipe for a delicious home baked Diavola Pizza that can be made in your typical kitchen oven or backyard pizza oven.

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

Diavola Pizza Ingredients

Choose enough 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 scale up or down, based on your requirements.

Diavola Pizza

Simple Pizza dough

  • 7 grams (2 tsps) dried yeast
  • 250 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
  • 400 g (2 2/3 cups) plain flour, plus extra to dust
  • 2 teaspoons table salt
  • 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) extra virgin olive oil

Diavola Pizza Toppings

Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;

  • Hot Salami
  • Cheese

Easy Chili Tomato Pizza Sauce

  • 6 oz (170gms) can tomato paste
  • 2/3 cup water (room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves pressed garlic
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1 tsp italian herbs
  • salt (to taste)

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 Diavola 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 craft your own homemade pizza dough following the simple steps below.

  1. Whisk yeast and lukewarm water in a jug. Stand for around five minutes.
  2. Add the salt and flour in a large bowl. Create a hollow centre in the flour. Slowly pour the liquid yeast mixture and oil.
  3. Using your hands or spatula, gently combine the flour mixture until smooth. Then turn out dough onto lightly floured surface and hand knead for roughly five minutes.
  4. Place the dough mixture in to an oiled bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place until the dough has at least risen to double in size.
  5. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Hand knead gently for five minutes until reasonably smooth.
  6. Sprinkle some flour on work surface before rolling out dough to prevent any sticking.
  7. Divide dough mix into equal amounts, now roll out the bases to the desired size.

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

Easy Chili Tomato Pizza Sauce

Hot Chili Sauce Method

Purchase a bottle of pizza sauce at your local supermarket, It takes around five minutes to make this yummy pizza sauce following the simple steps below.

  1. Mix all ingredients well, in small container.
  2. Put in fridge for 2-3 hours.
  3. Use after 2-3 hours.
  4. May stay in fridge for 1 week.
  5. Can be frozen for 3 months.

You can swap tomato for BBQ sauce and more. There’s plenty of options.

Preparing Diavola Pizza

Preheat your oven to at least 450 degrees for 30 minutes or longer.

Spread out pizza dough on floured surface.

If you have a pizza peel, you can create your pizza on it (after flouring).

Start by spreading the sauce all over the base. This pizza uses Chili Sauce. Spread the Chili 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:

  • Hot Salami
  • Cheese

Whilst this pizza is awesome by itself, yet why not with another style of pizza?

Baking time

Put the Diavola pizza in the middle of your oven (on a stone if you have one) and set timer for 10 minutes.

In 10 minutes, open oven door and check.

The pizza should take roughly 15 minutes to cook, adjust time to cook to personal taste.

About Salami

Salami is a cured Sausage made of air dried, fermented meat, usually pork. The word Salami, however, has been around for centuries and derives from the Italian word “salume”, which means all types of salted meat.
Historically, Salami was popular among peasants in Europe, because it could be stored for up to 45 days at room temperature once cut, which helped during difficult times of getting fresh meat.

Pizza Tools

When making Diavola Pizza, I suggest you just use what you have available, without spending any money. My recommended basic pizza tool list is…

Pizza Scissors

These may seem like a weird tool to some, however other pizzaiolo’s swear by using scissors instead of a traditional pizza cutter.

Pizza Steel

A pizza steel is very similar to a pizza stone, and works the same way in a normal kitchen oven.

Dough Mixer

OK, so this isn’t vital, but if you make enough pizza, breads, etc it is worth investing in a good mixer for your dough.

 

Cheese

There are around 2,000 different varieties of cheese around the world. It has been proven to date back to at least 8,000 years ago. It is a fantastic source of calcium, protein and phosphorus.

Cheese can be made not only with cow milk, but also with buffalo, horse, goat and even camel milk. It’s a clever gift idea too. A giant wheel of Cheddar cheese was given to Queen Victoria as a wedding gift.

Interesting…

These are all true, believe me!

Celebrate sausage pizza all day

On the 11th October, the US celebrates National Sausage Pizza Day every year.

The first pizzeria in the US

The first pizzeria in the US opened in 1905 in Manhattan. Italian-American Gennaro Lombardi started his mini-pizza business at his street-front shop. Sadly, the shop no longer stands where it was, however Lombardi’s are still operating with the same oven it used upon opening.

The most popular pizza cheese

You guessed it! Mozzarella is one of the most popular pizza toppings around the world, no matter what country you are in.

Pizza making FAQ

Want to make delicious pizzas at home? Here are some expert answers to some of the most common pizza making questions.

What makes pizza greasy?

A pizza can get greasy from too much oil, an oily environment or oily toppings, such as high moisture mozzarella, seafood and the like.

When to put basil on pizza?

Fresh Basil should be placed on top of the pizza after baking, a minute or two after it is taken from the oven. This way, it stays fresh and not burnt.

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.

Have you made Diavola Pizza?

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