Hokkaidō is Japan’s second largest island and is famous for their dairy, such as milk and cheeses, and this is what is added to this pizza.
Baked well, the following pizza boasts a delectable taste paired with a ideal scent.
Ensure you choose high quality toppings and pair these with a fantastic crust for your family to take part in a out of this world homemade pizza feast.
If you enjoy Seafood pizzas with Tomato sauce then you’re in luck.
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 Japan
Pizza is very popular throughout Japan, and they offer the classic flavours, as well as a number of Japanese takes on pizza. Popularity grew in the 1970’s, when family-oriented Pizza chain restaurants spread across Japan.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Japan here.
Hokkaido Potato Pizza Recipe
There is a recipe below for you to make a Hokkaido Potato Pizza either in your pizza oven or on a pizza stone in your oven.
Hokkaido Potato Pizza Ingredients
Choose enough pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you plan to make. The dough and sauce amounts below are for 3-4 medium sized pizzas, so scale up or down, based on your requirements.
Simple Pizza dough
- 400 g (2 2/3 cups) plain flour, plus extra to dust
- 250 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
- 7 grams (2 tsps) dried yeast
- 2 teaspoons table salt
- 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) extra virgin olive oil
Hokkaido Potato Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Goat’s Cheese
- Hokkaido cheese
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.
You can click on any of the tags at the bottom of this page, to find other pizzas besides Hokkaido Potato Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
You can purchase a premade pizza base at your local shop or make your own dough following the simple steps below.
- Whisk yeast and lukewarm water in glass or plastic container. Let stand for approximately 5 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 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.
- 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.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Hand knead gently for five minutes until reasonably smooth.
- Divide dough mix into equal amounts, now roll out the bases to the desired size.
- Sprinkle some flour on work surface before rolling out dough to prevent any sticking.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
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.
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Pizza sauce should be reasonably smooth.
- Let sit in the bowl for 5 minutes.
- Your pizza sauce is now ready to use.
- You can keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
You can swap tomato for BBQ sauce and more. There’s plenty of options.
Preparing Hokkaido Potato Pizza
Preheat your kitchen oven to approximately 500 degrees.
Roll out the dough to either slightly smaller than your pizza stone (if you have one) or on a metal tray for the kitchen oven.
Alternatively, if you have a pizza oven, roll out to be smaller than your pizza peel.
First, spread the sauce around. This pizza calls for Tomato Sauce. Spread the Tomato Sauce evenly using the back of a large spoon or the blunt side of a knife.
You should start by 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.
The toppings to include on this pizza are;
- Goat’s Cheese
- Hokkaido cheese
Whilst this pizza is mouthwatering as is, or you could try it with other pizza types?
Put the Hokkaido Potato pizza on the middle shelf in oven, and wait ten minutes.
After 10 minutes, open the door and check the pizza.
This pizza should take approximately 15 minutes, however allow it to cook to personal taste.
About Goat’s Cheese
Goat’s Cheese is often called by its French name, Chèvre, which means goat. The distinctive character of Goat’s Cheese comes from capric acid, a flavourful fatty acid that promotes good intestinal bacteria in humans.
Because of its low lactose content, Goat’s Cheese is a fantastic choice of cheese for people with lactose intolerance.
When making Hokkaido Potato Pizza, it’s always handy to have the right pizza making tools. Here’s what items I always recommend…
Having quality, air tight dough storage containers is a must.
Glass Measuring Jug
A good quality, heavy glass measuring jug with clear marking for various measures to me is a must. I hate taking chances with portions, so it’s an important tool for me.
Dough Proofing Box
If you make a lot of dough through the year, you’ll find owning a pizza dough proofing box very useful.
Hokkaido cheese is a type of cheese that is named after the Japanese island of Hokkaido. It is known for its smooth and creamy texture, as well as its slightly sweet and nutty flavor. Hokkaido cheese is made from the milk of cows that graze on the island’s lush pastures.
It is often used in dishes such as grilled cheese sandwiches, mac and cheese, and soufflés. Hokkaido cheese is also a popular choice for cheese platters and can be enjoyed on its own as a tasty snack. It can be found in many specialty cheese shops and Japanese supermarkets.
Leftovers after the meal? Here are some tips.
Chill in the fridge
You can keep pizza in plastic wrap or a container for up to 3 days in the fridge.
Can you freeze pizza?
You can freeze pizza for up to three months, however I’d suggest consuming it within the first few weeks, ideally.
How to reheat
There are many ways to reheat pizza. We cover seven of them in this article.
Pizza making FAQ
Hope to make fantastic pizza at home? Here are some expert answers to some of the most Frequently asked questions.
How long can pizza sit out?
You shouldn’t leave pizza out in the open uncovered, for more than a few hours. In fact, I would put it in an air tight container within an hour, if it weren’t being eaten.
How long should I leave stretched out dough out before making pizza?
As short a time as possible. The longer you leave it, the more chance that your dough will stick to whatever surface it is on, will become moist and soggy or will start drying out. It’s best to roll out a ball of dough just prior to adding the pizza sauce and toppings.
How long to preheat pizza stone?
Ideally, you should poreheat your oven for at least 30 minutes prior to putting the pizza in.
Have you made Hokkaido Potato Pizza?
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