Oveja Pizza (Spain)

Oveja Pizza
Oveja Pizza

Oveja

Here’s a recipe for a Spanish creation that you probably considered eating before.

Carefully baked, this type of pizza boasts a pleasant flavor, perfectly matched with a supreme scent.

Always ensure you get perfect ingredients and add them to a delicious crust for you and family to savor a scrumptious meal.

If you’re in the mood for a Meat pizza with Tomato sauce then this is the sign you have been waiting for.

Experimenting with different pizza toppings is a great way to discover new flavors and expand your palate! One reason to try different toppings is that it allows you to explore a wide range of flavor combinations. For example, you might not think to pair figs with gorgonzola cheese, but it can make for a delicious and unexpected pizza topping.

Another reason is that it can be a fun and creative way to get more variety in your meals. Instead of getting stuck in a pizza-topping rut, trying new combinations can make mealtime more exciting.

Also, experimenting with different toppings can also be a way to make your pizza more nutritious and balanced, by adding more vegetables, lean proteins, and healthier fats. So, next time you order a pizza or make one at home, why not step out of your comfort zone and try something new? You might just discover a new favorite pizza topping!

Pizza in Spain

People in Spain enjoy a Mediterranean style diet, based on vegetables, fish, olive Oil, pulses, cereals and other seasonal foods. They also eat approximately 4.3kg each in Pizza per year.

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

Oveja Pizza at a glance
Origin Spain
Type Meat
Sauce Tomato Sauce

Oveja Pizza Recipe

We’ve put together a recipe for you to make a delicious homemade Oveja Pizza , whether you’re using a backyard pizza oven or a typical kitchen oven.

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

Oveja Pizza Ingredients

Choose enough of the toppings that you will need 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.

Oveja Pizza

Simple Pizza dough

  • 2 2/3 cups (400 grams) pizza flour
  • 1 cup (250 ml) luke-warm water
  • 2 tsps (7 g sachet) dried yeast
  • Two tsps salt
  • 3 tbsps (1/4 cup) virgin olive oil

Oveja Pizza Toppings

Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;

  • York Ham
  • Mozzarella
  • Sheep Cheese
  • Onion

Oveja pizza recipe

Simple Tomato Pizza Sauce

  • 1 small can (6oz/170g) tomato paste
  • 1 can (15oz/420g) crushed or diced tomatoes
  • Two garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 small brown onion

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 Oveja 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 the lukewarm water and yeast in a plastic or glass jug. Let the mixture stand for approx. 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 a mixer, mix the dough until smooth. Pour dough on a lightly floured work surface and then knead by hand for five minutes.
  4. Place dough into lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Sit in a warm place for roughly 30 minutes to an hour, to rise until it doubles in size.
  5. Fold the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently by hand for around five minutes or until smooth.
  6. Divide the dough roughly into equal amounts. Roll out pizza bases for the desired 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

For a more flavorful and authentic pizza experience, try making your own tomato sauce using the recipe below.

  1. Blend all sauce ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Ensure all ingredients are mixed together well.
  3. Keep mixture sitting for five minutes.
  4. Your sauce is now ready to add to your pizza bases.
  5. Sauce will last up to 3 days in fridge.

Keep your dough in good shape by using a ladle or the back of a serving spoon to spread your sauce on it.

Oveja recipe

Preparing Oveja 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 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:

  • York Ham
  • Mozzarella
  • Sheep Cheese
  • Onion

This pizza is great as is, or you could enjoy it with a fresh salad?

Baking

Put the Oveja pizza on the middle shelf of the oven and wait for approximately 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.

Meat pizza

About York Ham

York Ham traditionally came from Yorkshire, and is a dry curing method. Before refrigeration, people preserved meat over winter by curing hams. According to historians, Henry II of England got his hams from Yorkshire.
Yorkshire is famous for hams; and the reason is this: their salt is much finer than London; it is a large clear salt, and gives the meat a finer flavour.

Pizza from Spain

Pizza Tools

When making Oveja Pizza, it’s always handy to have the right pizza making tools. Here’s what items I always recommend…

Pastry Brush

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.

Pastry Brush

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.

Kitchen Scales

Do you have quality digital kitchen scales? It’s a great tool for any chef or pizza cook.

 

York Ham icon

Sheep Cheese

Sheep Cheese has a wide range of classics and variations, just like typical cow’s milk cheeses. Iconic sheep’s milk cheeses include Feta, Roquefort, Manchego and Pecorino.

Varying in appearance, these cheeses all share a similar flavor profile, with the taste and aroma often referred to as “sheepy” describing the notes of lanolin that can appear in these beautiful cheeses.

Sheep Cheese

Pizza Facts

These facts will interest you.

Longest calzone

The longest calzone came in at a whopping length of 18.22 m (59 ft 9.5 in) in July 2019. It was achieved by The Vaughan Pizza Fest and Roberto Vergalito (both Canada) at Revel Park in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada.

Pizza as currency

The world’s first pizza ATM went live in 2016, at Xavier University, Ohio. Customers can purchase a medium pizza using a touchscreen, which the machine then heats up and dispenses through a slot.

That’s alot of pizza

There are over 61,000 pizzerias trading in the USA.

 

Meat Pizzas

Keen on seeing more than Oveja pizza? We have plenty of other Meat pizza recipes to look at, as well. Enjoy!

 

Pizza making FAQ

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

Do I just use tap water for pizza dough?

Sure, however water quality can be an issue in some areas. If your water has high chlorine content, it may inhibit yeast growth. I often use cooled water from the kettle, or filtered water when making pizza dough. Don’t use boiling water though, as it will kill your yeast before it even starts its work.

Where is the world’s oldest pizza parlor?

The worlds oldest pizza parlour, which still operates today, is Pizzeria Port’Alba, in Naples, Italy. It first opened in 1830. The date is actually further back, as the true established date began in 1738, where Antica opened as a food stand for peddlers.

How do I find the best pizza dough recipe, given there are so many?

You aren’t wrong – there are seemingly thousands of pizza dough recipes out there, and it is hard to know what works best for each person. Overwhelmed? Try your hand at the simplest looking ones first, and as you build your pizza dough making confidence, turn your hand to some of the many other different pizza dough recipes. Before you know it, you’ll find one that satisfies everyone’s tastes in your group.

Oveja pizza from Spain

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